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About Riversong Guest House

About Riversong Guest House

Welcome to Riversong Guest House, a charming 4-star boutique guest house nestled in the heart of Newlands. With its idyllic location on the banks of the Liesbeek River and offering breathtaking panoramic views of Table Mountain, Riversong is the perfect choice for discerning business travelers and holidaymakers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. Our guest house provides a range of top-notch facilities to ensure your comfort and convenience. We offer five garages and four off-street parking bays for easy access. Located just a short stroll awa

Safari: We can book local safaris for you.

Beach: We are less that 25 minutes drive to stunning beaches in the area.

Spa: There are a number of spa's in the surrounding area. We will gladly book you an appointment.

Golf: There are a number of golf clubs in the surrounding area. We will gladly book golfing T-off times for you.

Wedding Venues: Our guest house is close to Vineyard Hotel where many weddings are held. We can accommodate family members attending weddings in the area.

Conference Venues: We have conference facilities for small conferences up to 15 people. All conference equipment needs to be supplied by the guests.

Family friendly: We offer family friendly rooms. The Leopard room has 2 double beds, The Mountain View room and Colonial rooms have inter leading doors. We can add 2 single beds to the Ethnic suite lounge. We have a high chair and camp cot.

Romantic: We can arrange flowers, Champers and chocolates for any special occasion. Book dinner and dance at Pigalle restaurant.

Covid Safety Approved: Guests must wear masks and must to sanitize their hands Guest screening document and temperature will be taken and recorded everyday Social distancing must be observed. 1.5m. Staff will deep clean all areas in the guest house continually

 Sleeps 19
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 7 reviews

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Important Information

Deposit = 100% deposit for 7 days or less. For more than 8 days a 50% deposit is required with 100% payment due one month before arrival.

Cancellation Policy during Covid 19/lockdown is more relaxed. We prefer to move the booking to another time convenient to all rather than cancel or refund. Talk to us. We all need kindness during these challenging times.

Cancellation policy - during normal trading times.

Cancellations more than 31 days prior to visit forfeit 13% of the total booking quote. (this is to cover bank charges if deposits have to be refunded – 5% on debit transaction, 5% on credit transaction and 3 % admin. charge).

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to visit forfeit 50% of the total booking quote.

Cancellations between 30 and 15 days prior to the visit forfeit 75% of the total booking quote.

Cancellations between 14 and 1 days prior to the visit forfeit 100% of the total booking quote.

For non-arrival/no show/premature departure 100% of total booking quoted is payable.

We do not pay third parties for any other services on your behalf. If monies are deposited into our account incorrectly we do not refund until cleared with our bank.
We do not accept same day bookings paid by EFT or credit card due to fraudulent experiences. Same day bookings must be paid in cash on arrival.

Limitation of liability
Guests agree on behalf of themselves and the members of their parties that neither the establishment, its owners, employees nor agents shall be responsible for any injury or death of any person or the loss or destruction of or damage to any property upon the premises, whether arising from fire, theft or any cause and by whomsoever caused or arising from the negligence (gross or otherwise) or wrongful act of any person in the employment of the guesthouse.

Any damage caused by guests to property and premises due to bad behaviour or carelessness, or loss of keys will be for the guests account.

Our plunge pool is not fenced nor does it have a net. We cannot be held responsible for doors left open to the pool area.

By signing or by confirming the reservation verbally or online or by email the guests/agents agree to this policy explicitly and irrevocably.

Guest Reviews

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anonymous, south africa
September 2014
On arrival we received a very warm and friendly welcoming from the staff who also ensured that we were comfortable and happy. The Guest house is neat, and has a homely but luxurious feel. We arrived in a cozy pre-heated room that had everything from coffee, tea and snacks to hair dryers and a stunning bathroom.From the balcony at our doorstep you’re overlooking the outside pool area which is the... Read more
len henson, australia
April 2011
We stayed there for the Two Oceans and what a pleasant surprise to be 500 m from the start! Winner was an absolute marvel, preparing breakfast for us at 5 am. Thank you again.
anonymous, ---not specified---
March 2008
Had a great stay, lovely home from home, would definitely use again.
fiona jacoby, south africa
February 2008
I loved the environment with the pool and access to the patio.Another plus was the freedom we had within the house i.e.use of the kitchen,storing all our shopping for university residence in the hallway etc!Position to all amenities was great as well.Loved the soooft bath towels!Very enjoyable stay and the fact that we did not have the breakfast option was to our advantage as with two teenage girl... Read more
mr abotnes
July 2007
Riversong Guest House is situated in Newlands, Cape Town, an area of town with nice homes and houses, if you are able to see through the wall fence. So also with Riversong Guest House. Its relatively anonymous outside does not bare any evidence of what will be revealed on the inside. Once I entered I was approached by the owner Mrs. McManus, which immediately gave a very good impression. The staff... Read more


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Tourism Graded
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Business Center
  • Car rental service
  • Central location
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • AA Superior
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Riversong Guest House location

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Riversong Guest House is 1.4km from the centre of Newlands , the nearest airport 15.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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