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“Still a favourite”
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Riverside Estates
Ranked #13 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Swellendam, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Still a favourite”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the 2nd time and this is still a favourite. Large comfotable rooms and excellent breakfast. Lovely grounds with lots of space for the kids to run around. Great location for exploring hout bay and surrounding areas. Very helpful management and staff.

Stayed August 2014
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hello Tredici,
You looked familiar in the breakfast room. Many thanks for your review on Riverside. Please know that you qualify for a loyalty discounted rate on your next visit, simply email us. Best regards Robert
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Stunning scenery , very safe for the kids to run around without being watched and they absolutely love the dogs and the dogs love them.
Very friendly staff and great selection for breakfast.
Would highly recommend Riverside Estates.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Andrew,
Many thanks for your review. The girlie border collie, Jesse has recovered after the incident and are already playing outside again. As we've discussed remember the loyalty discounted rate on your next visit.
Best Regards, Robert & Staff
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Women of Hope just had their launch party at Riverside Estate Guesthouse and it was such a relieve to have Bradley, the reservations manager, and his team working with us. They started the setup of the hall without me asking, he just knew what I had in mind after our discussion at our final meeting. He literally took away the stress and we could concentrate on the other things. On the night of the function, Robert, the manager also stepped in and up and the function went smoothly and stress free. Riverside Estate Guesthouse has become our second home over the years. I must spend a weekend there every 3 months, sometimes every month, because the owners and staff is involve in charity organizations and community projects. There is always a function of some sort. It's very rare that you see people and organizations get involved in community projects, but not these amazing people. They are the friendliest, most efficient management and staff ever and nothing is too much for them. I promise, if you visit this facility once, you'll fall in love forever. Whatever your need, just mention it to the staff and they'll make it happen within reason of course. The rooms is very spacious, cosy and is elegantly decorated. I also like the lay out off the bathrooms and the easy accessibility of the showers is just amazing for hubby. At Riverside, enjoying the beautiful gardens after breakfast, whatever the weather, is heaven on earth and it brings peace to the mind and soul, accompanies by the resident dogs, just awesome. This place comes highly recommended from me, but don't just take my word for it! Thank you Robert, Bradley and the rest of our new extended Riverside family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Munebah V
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Munebah,
It is so great to have guests that became friends and we can call you by now family. Thank you for the support and attending whenever we have a charity event, It truly shows your heart. We will keep you updated for all the functions in future. Best Regards, Robert.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Riverside Estates. The room was large and comfortable, with a stunning en-suite bathroom. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us. The breakfast was stunning and the overall setting is just superb. Also very well situated in Hout Bay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Lee-anne,
Thank you for the review. It is so rewarding to hear that guests appreciate what we truly portray. Please know on your next visit that you are entitled to a loyalty discounted rate, simply email us. Best regards. Robert
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Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Riverside Estate is a true gem in Houtbay!!!! From our booking to our stay was an absolute pleasure. The Manager, Bradley was very accommodating and a true professional and warm hearted individual who make sure his guests are welcomed and well taken care of. Even our booking on the tourist bus was done by him. Truly exceptional service! Our cottage was way beyond my expectation! Elegantly decorated with everything that you need. The ambience was very relaxing. It felt like I was truly in a nature haven. My wife was off course more than pleased with our accommodation and the service we received. My children adored the place and is still asking me when we are going to go back to Riverside Estate....and it definitely will be soon!! You made me really proud to be a South African and that we have this calibre of accommodation and service available to our locals as well as tourist. Brilliant!

Room Tip: Treehouse Cottage is amazing!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Many Thanks Quintin for your awesome review. We really aim to let everybody have the most wonderful experience irrespective if they international or local. Please know that on your next visit, you are entitled to a loyalty discounted rate, simply email us. Best regards, Robert.
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My family and I spent an evening at Riverside Estates on 9 July 2014. When we arrived we were welcomed by the resident dogs in the driveway and the reservations manager, Bradley. Check in was quick and smooth. We were taken to our room which was spacious and cozy and a bottle of bubbly of ice was a nice surprise! Breakfast the following morning was delicious and the variety was big considering the size of the guest house. We checked out wishing we had booked another night. I would recommend this property for an escape from the madess :) Thank you once again Bradley for making our stay memorable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Liezl S
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Liezl,
Many thanks for your review. The dogs are already missing you. Congratulations again and know that on your next visit you are entitled to a loyalty discounted rate, simply email us. Regards Robert
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Huge thank you to Bradley and Robert for your kind and friendly hospitality! Stayed for 2 nights in the heart of the winter and our rooms were clean, warm and cosy. We felt right at home in our gorgeous Cape Dutch luxury room and the breakfast was fantastic - really felt like we were sitting having breakfast somewhere in France with the sounds of GO-TAN project playing softly in the background - thx Robert, I am definitely going to get that CD! We took a walk on the estate every morning on the estate in the warm winter sun while the kids played on the grass with the owners border colllies - even the animals were so friendly and welcoming - a real home away from home! We will most definitely be back soon in the summer!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Roxy,
Many Thanks for your beautiful review. It makes it all worth it if our guests have a "joie de vivre" at our paradise. We really feel blessed. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards. Robert
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Property: Riverside Estates
Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite World of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Estates, an elegant guesthouse, function and conference venue, an established haven of tranquillity, friendship, music and joy. We are located in Cape Town's jewel, the beautiful valley of Hout Bay. Our core values include eco-sustainability, the greening of our establishment, the upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay Community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment, of romance, of guests who become friends. Experience the magic of Riverside Estates today! ... more   less 
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