We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riverbend Country House

14 River Road Riverbend AH, Johannesburg 2188 South Africa
View all 10 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (22)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (5)


#52 of 94 hotels in Johannesburg

See why so many travellers make Riverbend Country House their hotel of choice when visiting Johannesburg. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Riverbend Country House, visitors can check out Chinatown Johannesburg (1.6 mi) and Witwatersrand (Wits) University (1.6 mi), some of Johannesburg's top attractions.

Rooms at Riverbend Country House provide a flat screen TV and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge while staying at Riverbend Country House. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Riverbend Country House.

While in Johannesburg be sure to experience local oyster favourites at Marble Restaurant, The Grillhouse Rosebank, or The Local Grill.

If you’re looking for something to do, South African National Museum of Military History (0.5 mi), Parktown (0.8 mi), and Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (1.1 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Riverbend Country House.

At Riverbend Country House, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Johannesburg.

Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Good to know
Languages Spoken
33Reviews0Q+A5Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 18
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 8
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Ashley7020 wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
Made a stop for the 2nd time on our way to the Eastern Cape and the service gets better and better, the host Costa is very helpful and the ladies who served us breakfast are super friendly and professional.. Rooms were clean, place is very safe for kids.. Will definitely stay over again
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Sandy W wrote a review Mar 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom237 contributions57 helpful votes
This is the first place I have ever been and had to cancel my reservation and leave. It’s appalling. The room. The fridge is noisy and doesn’t work. It was warm. I moved the bedside table 15 cm to find a plug and the leg fell of knocking the lamp to the floor accompanied with plastic shards of the lining. I checked the other lamp and clearly by the missing sections of fire proofing lining this was not the first time. There is no safe. There are large stains on the carpets. I didn’t even get to the bathroom. There is a patched section of wall that’s cracked all over with stains showing. The pool is green and you can’t see the cleaner unit. It’s in an area behind an informal settlement. I had to link to 4 Uber drivers to get out of there as they kept cancelling. The common areas have the same tatty old carpets, old furniture.... They rate this 4 star 😳 It is truly awful and I don’t believe it’s worthy of 1 star.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Tim wrote a review Mar 2019
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions
This is my third visit to the beautiful guest house and so far the place has just been amazing and good to me. The staff are very friendly and Costa is an excellent host. The breakfasts and dinners they serve are amazing. Lovely atmosphere - would not say that you are in the middle of Johannesburg. I definitely recommend this guest house :)
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Edmondis wrote a review Feb 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa9 contributions8 helpful votes
This country house shouldn't be rated 4 star. The rooms are old and need of are revamp. Food was average , and getting to the place was a serious risk, unfortunately you need to drive though a squatter camp to get there. When you pass over the river it smells of sewage, and the river is at the bottom of the property. Only up side was it has an electric fence around it, although talking to the guard he said that they have cut it numerous times.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Inspire40261961437 wrote a review Nov 2018
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
The owner/host, Costa, went out of his way to make our stay special. He allowed us to stay a bit beyond the check-out time and even made a provision for some lunch for us. Lovely gardens. Room is well insulated and stayed cool and there was a ceiling fan, but there's no A/C.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
US$46 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Riverbend Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Riverbend Country House?
Nearby attractions include South African National Museum of Military History (0.8 km), The Wilds (1.1 km), and Jeremy Stephen Antiques (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverbend Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Riverbend Country House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverbend Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverbend Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Del Forno Killarney, Xai-Xai Lounge, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverbend Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Riverbend Country House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverbend Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (2.8 km), Johannesburg Fort (2.7 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.1 km).