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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/11/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/11/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
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A Luxury 4 star boutique guest house in the heart of Newlands, Cape Town. Riversong sits on the banks of Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. Conveniently situated in the Southern Suburbs, Riversong is an ideal base for the discerning business person or holiday maker who is looking for more than a hotel room. Riversong is a short walk from Newland's Cricket and Rugby Grounds, Cavendish Square Mall, Claremont CBD, Vineyard Hotel and Conference centre, S.A. Sports Science Institute, SA Breweries, Dean Street (start of The Two Ocean Marathon), and Virgin Active Gym and many restaurants and pubs around the trendy Newlands Village. 10 minutes from University of Cape Town, Belmont Square, Kirstenbosch gardens, Kelvin Grove club, Great Westerford, Baxter theatre, leading hospitals and schools. 20-minute drive from the Airport, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V & A Waterfront, FIFA Soccer Stadium, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches. Friendly hospitality and attention to detail makes Riversong a popular choice for local and overseas guests. Our 9 elegantly stylish, spacious en-suite bedrooms have comfortable beds and pillows, DSTV decoders, well stocked fridges and snack baskets, micro-wave ovens, tea and coffee making facilities, safe for valuables, desks/dressing tables, heaters, electric blankets and fans, fluffy white towels and bathrobes, percale linen, hairdryers, clock-radios/ipod docking stations, hot water bottles, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, Pool towels and chocolates. Mr Deliver and Butlers’s pizza menus in rooms with dinner by request. Free Wireless internet. Guest laptop in lounge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Fruitlessnoodle wrote a review 17 Jun
Himeville, South Africa1 contribution
Well appointed with careful attention to detail. Very comfortable and warm. I was not short of anything. I used Uber to get around so no hassles with parking. It was conveniently situated for my purposes.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you back with us again soon. Best regards Inri and The Rivesong Team.
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DandLDC wrote a review May 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia17 contributions3 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed for 7 nights at the Riversong Guest House. It was a wonderful stay. Our hostess, Inri was amazing. She made sure we had everything we needed. A very nice breakfast was included each morning. Fresh fruit, juice, coffee and your choice of hot breakfast (eggs/omelets/toast, etc.). The room was super comfortable (we stayed in the Leopard Room) which included two double beds and a nice couch/lounge area. Our room opened up to the pool area. A stunning view of the mountain was also outside our door!! It was so beautiful. Additionally, Inri arranged tours for us everyday we were there. We saw so much! It was amazing! She can accommodate whatever you are interested in seeing. We spend a lot of time touring the coast and also the wine farms. So much to see and do in Cape Town! Inri is a local life time resident and really knows all the good spots! We really loved staying at her Guest House.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Linda and Pat Thank you for taking time to write a review and choosing to stay with us. We so enjoyed hosting you both and doing tours with you around our beautiful Cape Town and winelands area. You arrived as strangers and left as friends. We hope to see you back again some day. I can show you our beautiful garden route. You need to stay longer than 7 nights next time There is so much to do and see. Wishing you a fun and happy rest of the year. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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travisfelix wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent stay. Feels like home lovely area clean rooms breakfast is great staff are friendly beautiful view of the mountain while eating breakfast would highly recommend to others for business or for pleasure
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 23 May 2022
Dear Travis We always love hosting you and your Dad. Thank you for coming back and staying with us. We look forward to seeing you later this year. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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711armandb wrote a review Mar 2022
Centurion, South Africa1 contribution
It was great staying there and the service was number on. I am definitely going to book there again. I enjoyed the swimming pool and the rooms was nice and clean.I will refer this guest house to my business colleges.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 23 May 2022
Dear Mr Bochnig Thank you for staying at Riversong. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to hosting you and your colleges in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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mmrith594818 wrote a review Feb 2022
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
Mr Mugendi enjoyed his overnight stay at Riversong Guest House. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the room and guest house were comfortable and the garden setting very peaceful. He looks forward to staying there on future visits to Cape Town
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 22 Feb 2022
Dear Mr Mugendi Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you back with us in the near future. Best regards Inri and Aaron and the rest of the Riversong Team.
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irenehW3178ZM wrote a review Jan 2022
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In times of turmoil & tragedy around the World, Riversong ia peaceful, tranquil & beautiful. The staff are excellent, accommodating & helpful. Accommodation is comfortable, spacious, clean with 100% COVID19 regulations in place. Amazing breakfasts. Well positioned for travellers, easy access to highways, beaches, wine farms, upcountry day travel. Thank you Inri & staff for 8 nights of feeling at home in your "hidden gem". We will be returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Inri Manus, General Manager at Riversong Guest House
Responded 13 Jan 2022
Dear Irene and girls It was a pleasure to host you and your girls and to get to know you all. Yes it has been a challenging 2 years for all of us. Hopefully 2022 is the turning point back to normality. We look forward to hosting you again. Remember to spoil yourself this year and when things get hectic, remember the peacefulness and tranquility of your rest at Riversong. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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silverms wrote a review Dec 2021
Chicago, Illinois21 contributions1 helpful vote
What a spectacular stay at this lovely guest house. We were a large wedding group that rented out the entire place and the staff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. Delicious breakfasts and coffee with spectacular views of the mountain! Thank you, Inri!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 31 Dec 2021
Dear Beth and Family/Wedding group Thank you for choosing Riversong to be part of your family wedding arrangements and for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We loved hosting you all. Safe journey home to Chicago and LA. Hope to see you all some time again. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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12noeline wrote a review Dec 2021
Klerksdorp, South Africa1 contribution
Riversong made our stay in Cape Town a pleasant visit. Inri and her team is hands-on, hospitable and always friendly. The rooms are comfortable and neat. We will choose Riversong again for our next visit to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 05 Dec 2021
Hi Noeline Thanks for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you and hope you had a successful trip to CT and you sell lots of shoes. Best wishes for the festive season. Best regards Inri and Aaron
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SightseekerKath wrote a review Nov 2021
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We booked three rooms, which were all very comfortable and well equipped. It was a return visit for me and it is always nice when the staff remember you and greet you by name! Breakfasts are delicious and cooked to order. Riversong is very conveniently located in a quiet part of Newlands but in walking distance to some great restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 05 Dec 2021
Dear Cathy It is lovely to see regular guests return. We always love hosting your family and hope to see you on your return to CT next year. Best wishes for the festive season. Best regards Inri and Aaron.
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lizetteparis364 wrote a review Aug 2021
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WE stayed for two nights with Inri at Riversong last week. Aaron was quick to answer the front door on arrival after dark and very quickly showed us into our very very spacious room, kitchenette and bathroom. He showed us how everything worked, so we were au Fait with the workings of the suite. Lots of cupboard space to store your belongings. Carpets on the tiled floors to keep our feet warm. A lovely desk to work at. Wi-fi worked very well. Bathroom spotless with all amenities required. Shower over the bath. Beautiful curtaining to keep light and cold out. Very quiet even though we were so close to everything/main roads to get around. Large king size bed with super quality linen. Wonderful covid proceedures, music permanently on in reception area - very soothing. WE felt at home. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 05 Dec 2021
Dear Lizette Thank you for taking time to write a review. Sorry for delay in responding. We loved having you stay with us and hope to have you back again soon. Best regards Inri and Aaron.
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US$113 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownNewlands
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riversong Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Riversong Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Barnard Gallery (0.4 km) and Newlands Swimming Pools (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riversong Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Riversong Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riversong Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riversong Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mamma Roma, Barristers Grill & Cafe, and The Creamery Cafe Newlands.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riversong Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Riversong Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riversong Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Newlands.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Riversong Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (6.9 km), Iziko Slave Lodge (6.8 km), and City Hall (6.0 km).