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About The Riverhouse

The Riverhouse is an elegantly restored Cape Dutch B&B set in a huge garden, with a magnificent 20 m verandah overlooking the Bushman's River in Estcourt. Each spacious room is individually decorated and has a private bathroom, DStv, tea and coffee facilities, heaters, roof fans, and electric blankets.

We offer excellent friendly service in tranquil country surrounds, a sumptuous breakfast, and dinners are available on request. We are conveniently situated close to the CBD, and Estcourt is a great place to stop-over between Johannesburg and Durban. Estcourt is also the gateway to the Drakensberg, the Battlefields, and the Midlands Meander.

The Riverhouse provides a comfortable, professional home away from home for the businessman or tourist. We offer three double rooms in the main house with views of the river, as well as two garden annexes and a family room sleeping four people with self-catering facilities.

  • Response Rate: 76%
  • Response Time: 15 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

All rooms are non-smoking. Early and late check-in by arrangement only. Dinner is available if booked by noon on the day the dinner is required.

The Riverhouse Rooms

Reviews for The Riverhouse

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Tanita Bezuidenhout, South Africa
25 December 2016

Thank you for a lovely overnight stay and for arranging an extra bed for the little one .Friendly staff and well prepared breakfast .

Hoosen Mahomed, South Africa
14 October 2016

Room was clean and neat.

Daleen Kruger, South Africa
10 January 2013

The room was very spacious and tastfully decorated. Everything was clean and the staff friendly.

Marryen Querido, South Africa
05 January 2013

The house was clean and comfortable. Katie was wonderful so helpful and friendly - thanks Katie.

Michel Bady, France
06 March 2011

We enjoyed arriving in Estcourt and discovering this typical local city.But at the guest house we felt not really welcomed. Good room and spacious, well decorated.

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The Riverhouse Map

The Riverhouse is 0.9km from the centre of Estcourt , the nearest airport 152.9km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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