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About La Riviera Guest House and Spa

La Riviera Guest House and Spa is situated on the border between the Free State and Eastern Cape. This exclusive guest house offers sanctuary for the mind and soul and is a home away from home.

La Riviera Guest House is the ideal stopover for people travelling to or from Johannesburg, East London or Bloemfontein or even for those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each of the 11 rooms are uniquely decorated with touches of French provincial antiques and mirrored dressers. The fabrics throughout include superlative silks and textures handpicked to match each interior.

In addition to the deluxe décor, breakfast is served in the beautifully renovated stables. The breakfast spread consists of full continental and full English. Pre-booked dinners can also be arranged. Alternatively, you can enjoy a bottle of wine and cheese platter on the tranquil patio overlooking a swan lake.

With the sublime views, crisp mountain air and the stillness of this beautiful estate, you will experience a unique and unforgettable taste of country lifestyle and hospitality from your hosts, Casper and Annette Troskie. La Riviera is an unparalleled luxury retreat where personalized service is the order of the day.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Smoking is not allowed in the rooms.
Eating is prohibited in the rooms.
No animals allowed.

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Reviews for La Riviera Guest House and Spa

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Antoinette Hattingh, South Africa
01 October 2016

We spent a night on our way to the coast. Superb facilities, spacious, clean and beautiful. Breakfast was amazing. We will be back

theo Fourie, South Africa
09 January 2015

Nice large room. Looked forward to having a bath in the modern bath, but the plug didnt work. The toilet's cistern was broken, so each flush was manual. Flies...a lot of them. Suggestion, if you are going to have a guest house close to cattle and other livestock, invest in a whole bunch of red top fly traps. No hot water in the morning. It seems as if a lot of money was spent on decor and bedding etc. , but not a lot of experience in actually running a guest house. ESTABLISHMENT RESPONSE: Thank you Theo for the feedback. We had a plumber in the next morning and he could find no fault...
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Renette de Waal, South Africa
07 January 2015

We had a wonderful rest at LaRiviera. The patio with a view of the dam was a great treat after a long warm day on the road.

Gerrie Basson, South Africa
04 January 2015

The location is an ideal halfway stop between the coast of East London, PE and Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga. Very comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast and friendly service.

John and Joan Harding, South Africa
10 December 2014

We spent a really lovely night at La Riviera. We were greeted and treated politely and friendly. Our breakfast was hot and tasty and again the staff were friendly and courteous. We will certainly go back. Ten out of ten!

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La Riviera Guest House and Spa Map

La Riviera Guest House and Spa is 2.2km from the centre of Aliwal North , the nearest airport 165.9km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Aliwal North Golf Club

(0.9 km from Aliwal North)

Established in 1889, Aliwal North Golf Club offers you one of the best 9 hole courses in SA. Come experience it for yourself.

The Smithfield Caledon River Museum

(57.7 km from Aliwal North)

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The Museum is only about a 10 minute walk from the start of the mountain hiking trail and a wonderful place to see how the old lived in our area. Smithfield was first founded in 1848 as a church centre on the farm Waterval, owned by CS Halse. As...

Slaughterhouse Walking Trail

(57.6 km from Aliwal North)

The old abattoir walking trail starts from Pula House and follows a gentle route for the casual hiker. Walk across the river and see the (now defunct) old abattoir. Take a leisurely stroll along the river through some beautiful surroundings to the...

The Historical Smithfield Cemetery

(58 km from Aliwal North)

The Cemetery in Smithfield is one of the oldest in the Free State and worth a visit. There are war graves, and other historical figures were buried here, like the first church Dominee of the Reformed Church, the first shopkeeper, etc. A...