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About Riverstill Guest Farm

Riverstill Guest Farm is a nestled in a deep and secluded valley, about 6 km from the hamlet of Groot Marico. There are four guest cottages on the farm, each with privacy in mind. The cottages date back to the first half of the last century and give one a good idea of how folks used to live in those days.

The biggest cottage can accommodate seven people and the smallest cottage is equipped for two people. All cottages have fireplaces for the winter months, and verandas. Riverstill is a self-catering establishment with a central lapa for the use of larger groups.

The Marico River runs through the farm and is definitely the biggest drawcard with canoes on the water and a nifty swing. Riverstill co-hosts the annual HC Bosman Festival an there is a labyrinth to be walked, trails to be hiked, fishing in the river and amazing stargazing at night. Guests are welcome to pick from the herb gardens that grow around the main house to spice up their salads, and to sample the locally distilled mampoer.

Please supply your own firewood and bring your own towels. There is lovely little restaurant in town called Marico Memoirs; please book ahead of time. Visit the Marico Information Centre and the Bosman Living Museum while you are in town.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Riverstill Guest Farm Rooms

Reviews for Riverstill Guest Farm

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Genevieve van Staden
24 August 2017

We loved our stay! The cottage was cozy and we LOVED the dogs who kept us company :) The setting is beautiful and it was a relaxing and wonderful stay.

Adél Cilliers
07 May 2017

We had a great stay!* Just some uninvited guests (HUGE spiders).Overall beautiful scenery, calm environment great to recharge your batteries!*

Bruce McPhail, South Africa
16 January 2017

We travelled as a family from New Zealand (3 adults, 2 teenagers). The accommodation is very rural, cottages nestled in the bush on a farm on the outskirts of Groot Marico. Down a pretty rough road through three farm gates. We weren't entirely use to the wildlife, both outside and inside the accommodation! Made for an interesting overnight stay in a lush area of the country.

Jo Stielau, Namibia
29 August 2016

We thought the stone cottage and surrounds were enchanting. It is well fitted out and comfortable. The owner's many large dogs were somewhat intrusive and necessitated living with doors shut to protect our snacks and to stop them wandering into bedrooms at night. Pity. Would not recommend the access road for a 2x4.

Judy Ferreira, South Africa
06 July 2015

Thank you for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed the rustic accomodation, and the dogs were an added bonus! We will be back!

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Riverstill Guest Farm Map

Riverstill Guest Farm is 5.2km from the centre of Groot Marico , the nearest airport 89.5km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Groot Marico

HC Bosman Living Museum

(1.4 km from Groot Marico)

The writer Herman Charles Bosman wrote more than 100 short stories about the Groot Marico and the people of the Marico. He was a schoolteacher in the district of Groot Marico in 1926 and the place left such a vivid impression on him that he later...

Doornkraal Mountain Route

(2.9 km from Groot Marico)

This trail is approximately 18 km in length on a route that is clearly marked. The 8 km mountainous part is quite difficult with lots of rock and climbing. The rest of the route runs along the old farrow or river bank circled with willow trees and...

Sterkstroom Hiking Trail

(13.6 km from Groot Marico)

This trail is located on Sterkstroom farm, halfway between Groot Marico and Swartruggens. The route is approximately 10 km in length and is an easy day's hike. There is a beautiful waterfall that can only be reached on foot. Overnight accommodation...

Langberg Hiking Trail

(21.9 km from Groot Marico)

This is a two-day circular hike that comprises a 14 km stretch and an 8 km stretch respectively. The trail is rated as easy and there are overnight facilities available. The overnight facilities accommodates 20 guests.