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About Riversong Guest House

Riversong Guest House is a 4-Star boutique guest house in the heart of Newlands. It lies on the banks of the Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. It is an ideal base for the discerning businessperson or holidaymaker looking for more than a hotel room.

The gust house facilities include five garages and four off-street parking bays for the convenience of guests.

The property is a short walk from Newlands Stadium, Cavendish Square, Claremont, the Vineyard Hotel, the Sports Science Institute and a Virgin Active Gym. There are many restaurants and pubs around the trendy Newlands Village.

It is 10 minutes from the University of Cape Town, Belmont Square, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Kelvin Grove, Great Westerford, the Baxter Theatre, leading hospitals and schools. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport, city centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V & A Waterfront, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches. Friendly hospitality and attention to detail makes Riversong a popular choice for local and overseas guests.

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


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

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Reviews for Riversong Guest House

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Anonymous, South Africa
30 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 perfect place to relax, surrounded by beautiful greenery and a majestic mountain backdrop.The property is situated in a very convenient location, close to all local amenities including restaurants,...
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Len Henson, Australia
27 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---
25 March 2008

Had a great stay, lovely home from home, would definitely use again.

Fiona Jacoby, South Africa
09 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 girls in tow we could eat and go in our own time.

24 October 2006

Riversong Guest House is a place of tranquility, genuine hospitality and beauty. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay if I'd taken a year to look.

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Riversong Guest House is 7.2km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 15.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
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