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7 River Lane End of cul de sac, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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  • 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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
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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 tea
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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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
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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adri360 wrote a review 10 Aug
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Very nice guesthouse - very calm and relaxing. Excellent service. Access to beautiful forest with stream inside property. Will definitely go back and recommend to other people. Really beautiful place.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Pumeza81 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
I trully enjoyed my stay, the manager& owner Melani was very kind...the energy is just great. Super clean, great amenities & food and it's gorgeous 😍. I will surely book here again on my next visit to Swellendam. Tranquility
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Date of stay: June 2022
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richardtanja wrote a review Jun 2022
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We were on a trip through the West Cape region and looked for a place to stay in Swellendam for one night only. The owner was a very friendly lady who gave us good tips where to eat (they don’t offer food). The rooms were very clean, modern and with very comfortable beds.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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catherine296 wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a lovely setting for an overnight stay and a friendly host to assist us. Wish we could stay longer to explore the river pathways. The bed was super comfortable . Lovely swimmingpool and we loved the two watchdogs😊
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atinsl148561 wrote a review May 2022
Caunes-Minervois, France1 contribution
Riverbed is a cic, minimalist space with everything you need for a restful stay. The kitchen is nicely eqipped, the breakfast fixings are substantial, the bed is extremely comfortable, the grounds and pool are lovely and yes, the river runs just alongside the propery.
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tabrah236906 wrote a review May 2022
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Our stay was nothing short of amazing. The room, views, location, and swimming pool were everything. It was so peaceful and aesthetically pleasing. If you appreciate the quietness and nature, you would love this guesthouse even more!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Roger de la Harpe wrote a review Apr 2022
Onrus, South Africa3 contributions
Loved A Riverbed Guesthouse. Great service comfort and facilities and Marli is a star. We visited Swellendam to do some mountain biking in the area and using Riverbed was really convenient - close to restaurants when we needed them and the braai facilities were super. The huge swimming pool was very welcome after ht rides.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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The forever traveller wrote a review Mar 2022
Newport, United Kingdom7197 contributions504 helpful votes
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Our second visit to this lovely guest house. This time we caught the sunshine and enjoyed the classy pool and garden area. The four rooms are all poolside and beautifully equipped with a comfy king size bed and kitchenette. They are kept spotlessly clean and well maintained. A great powerful shower and good air conditioning control. We always receive a very warm welcome from Melani and the friendly Great Danes. A 10 minute walk into the restaurants of Swellendam and a very safe feel to the area. Next time we must do some trekking around the river and stay for a bit longer. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The big dogs are super friendly
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Response from Melani Jordaan, Owner at A Riverbed Guesthouse
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for the lovely review!
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tmulle141986 wrote a review Mar 2022
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I can only recommend it! There is a big pool, the room is nice, the area is beautiful, and the host is very kind. I would definitely come again. Thank you for the good stay, we really enjoyed it :) !!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
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sharpe877927 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Modern stylish small guest ser on the banks of a stream. Only 4 or 5 rooms all leading out on to a large wooden deck and beautiful pool. Room and bathroom are large, with kitchenette, all modern decor and spotlessly clean
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 an outdoor dining area 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 La Belle Alliance.
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.