A Riverbed Guesthouse

7 River Lane End of cul de sac, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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Superior River Suite 4
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#2 of 24 guest houses in Swellendam
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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A Riverbed is a luxury guesthouse right on the Koornlands river, with modern architecture and interior lay-out. Spectacular Langeberg mountain views and riverside tranquility. We regret no children under 16 years.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Pete_W66 wrote a review Feb 2020
Evesham, United Kingdom11 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here twice each for one night to break up our journey between Cape Town and Knysna. The rooms are luxurious with your own little kitchen to cook your breakfast (food provided) and a large well equipped bathroom. The best bit is the view from the pool of the mountains nearby which is breathtaking. We had a couple of meals in the town which is a quaint old Dutch settlement and found plenty of choice offering fabulous food. We could easily have spent more time here, particularly with the very friendly service we received.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Lovely review, thank you very much
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WCB_13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Constantia, South Africa49 contributions13 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm so glad I found a wonderful stopover en route from cape town to plettenberg bay. On the river with beautiful mountain views, this newly renovated guesthouse has super clean, spacious, fully equipped rooms. As the freindly host says "the bed is one of the most important things for a traveller" and it sure lives up to that philosophy. The linen is my favorite soft cotton and the king size mattress is comfort deluxe. Delicious nespresso coffee is available and a mini fridge with lovely breakfast goodies inside. I loved the homely feel of having the adorable resident great Danes coming to visit. Being winter I unfortunately couldn't sit by the lovely braai area next to the river but I look forward to going back in summer and hiking the mountains right near the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you Winnie! Was lovely to host you
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Thendo877 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My hubby and I loved this beautiful place. From the pleasant sounds of the river next to it to the large adorable dogs. The room had everything you need, all the kitchen essentials made preparation of food very easy. They do offer breakfast depending on what your booking entails but we selected self catering. They have a nice big fire pit and oh my the pool was also breathtaking, not forgetting to mention the beautiful mountain views from the young walk we took. I honestly loved everything about it and to top it off, Melani was a really great host, she's super friendly and made our stay more welcoming.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Your review is much appreciated, thank you 😊
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uolff861815 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room is very modern and we liked it. However, the bed is much too short for people with a body length of 180 cm and longer. Breakfast is extremely economical and does not do justice to breakfast. The worst thing was two free-running mastiffs with a shoulder height of at least 80 cm. The dogs were very tame, but ran around the grounds and took care of their needs (liquid and solid form) in the middle of the lawn next to the swimming pool. Unfortunately, we also had to watch that one dog vomited. Due to the above Reasons not to stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Good day, Thank you for your review. We are sorry for your experience. Our King size beds are standard size (188cm in length). We do our best to keep our Great Danes (Deutsche dogge) in-house but for our protection mostly they are custom to being outside as well.
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Westedge2004 wrote a review Feb 2020
Warwick, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted warmly by Melani, shown to our amazing garden rooms. Clean, airy, modern and well-equipped it was a great base. The gardens and pool were terrific too. Melani was great host - thinking about us she took the trouble to book us all a table for dinner at a local restaurant. A great place to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Responded 13 Mar 2020
We appreciate your lovely review
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GeneralShamu wrote a review Dec 2022
New York City, New York1,114 contribution500 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night and wish we could've stayed more. The grounds are secure, super clean and quiet at night. No breakfast is included but there are things one can use to make breakfast within the room (mini-fridge is present). The pool is great as are the lounge chairs.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sim0n0sb0rne777 wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a most excellent stay Riverbed Guesthouse in Swellendam. The setting is amazing with beautiful large grounds overlooking the river and mountain. Each room is modern, well designed, clean, with own kitchen area and all very private. You cook your own breakfast, where you have fresh fruit and egg, sausage and egg etc. Melani the host is very friendly and extremely helpful. We stayed on route down the garden route, but wished we could have stayed longer as the Swellendam town itself is lovely, with great restaurants and shops. So I would recommend going to this guesthouse and Swellendam as a destination and not just passing through.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 23 Jan 2021
Thank you very much Simon
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NPM wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Look no further than A Riverbed Guesthouse for your stay in Swellendam. Bright, modern, well appointed rooms with a self-catering option. The guesthouse also has a wonderful pool and is located right on a river which allows access to a number of hiking trails in the area. It is also within walking distance of a number of restaurants and eateries (10-15 min max).
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 23 Jan 2021
Thank you Nick
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michelleliedemann wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a relaxing weekend at this beautiful guesthouse perfectly located at the foot of the mountain alongside the beautiful Koornlands River. Melani was an amazing host, who furnished the chalets tastefully, not sparing any convenience. We left feeling well rested, recharged and energized, ready to tackle the year ahead!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Lovely hosting you two Michelle. Looking forward to your next visit.
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AnnandDaryl wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom26 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for a fabulous stay the accommodation was amazing so clean, modern great swimming pool etc. The host was very helpful nothing was too much trouble. They recommended a great place for us to go for dinner “field to fork” which was excellent, safe to walk to in the evenings
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 08 Feb 2020
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Wildster wrote a tip Feb 2024
Derbyshire, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy gated secure parking on the premises."
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SwissTravelers2014 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Zurich, Switzerland39 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Safe parking possibilities at the guesthouse. "
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Jonno & Tracko on tour wrote a tip Mar 2022
Newport, United Kingdom7,266 contributions646 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The big dogs are super friendly"
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Lee wrote a tip Dec 2021
Utrecht, The Netherlands83 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have to cook your own breakfast."
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Bandit-Trip wrote a tip Nov 2018
200 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 or 2 if you want to be in front of the pool, 4 if you don't want anybody walking in front of your room."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,821 - R 2,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Riverbed Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.6 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (1.0 km), and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and Barrel and Blues.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Riverbed Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does A Riverbed Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is A Riverbed Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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