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Fynbos Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   2 Lobelia Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Fynbos guest house is run by wonderful people that provide a personal touch to everything that they do. The rooms are all immaculate, clean, well cared for and have everything you could need.
The breakfast was beyond expectations. Great juices, choice of eggs and meats, porridges, cereals with milk and yoghurt, all fresh and yummy to eat for the weary traveller.
This is an ideal spot to stop off along the garden route. Cape Town is 300 Kms away. Avoid driving west in the afternoons as the sun can really slow you down.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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104 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Very friendly welcome from Sofia who gave us welcome tea on the veranda after a long hot drive from Plettenberg Bay peppered with long stops for the roadworks on the N2. We enjoyed watching the sunbirds playing in the water feature. We chose our room and had the one with the bath in the room (second time I have done this is S Africa after swearing I would not but a shower is just not the same!) Perfectly comfortable spacious room though bed could be a bit larger and considering we only paid 550 rand for two this is fantastic value compared to some other places in South Africa. Jan showed us a restaurant in the town or we would never have found it where I ate the best omelette ever and my OH devoured a huge rack of ribs also excellent value. Breakfast the next morning was also plentiful and delicious as I tried the local boerwurst (sp?)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I guess it all depends of what you're expecting. Fynbos was the only place we did not book beforehand for our trip through SA. It is a fact that the lady of the house, Sofia, is a very friendly lady indeed but as for the rest, this was the least fine guesthouse of our whole stay. I'm not saying it's not ok (the rooms are clean and the breakfast is ok) but compared to the other B&Bs or guesthouses we booked (for sometimes cheaper prices) this is just not the best price/quality you can get. Riversdale was just a sleepover place for us and South Africa is a beautiful country where you can find a lot of hidden gems when it comes to B&Bs or guesthouses. Just make sure you start your trip well-prepared and then you'll be sure to find good price/quality rooms.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

When we arrived, we were allowed to choose our own rooms! The girls had a safari look and loved it!
The breakfast was very nice, eggs bacon ...
There is also internet available in the breakfast room.
Sophia, thank you for a nice stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

It was one off the best guesthouses i have stayed in, the atmososphere was magical, the food was devine and the staff was increddibly friendly. The room are beautifully decorated it was a breath of fresh air. i would recommend it to anybody...Thank you Sophia it was great we will definitly be back... :)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Lobelia Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Riversdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fynbos Guest House 3*
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