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Riversong Guest House

14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Breakfast available
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 77 out of 100
32Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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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Carina Marescia wrote a review Jul 2021
Newlands, South Africa1 contribution
What an absolute gem!! Home from home … nothing to fault… just amazing all round. Thank you Aaron and Inri. Rest for the soul, comfy comfy. Everything about the place is wonderful. Its as if you are visiting a special family member
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Inri Manus, General Manager at Riversong Guest House
Responded Jul 4, 2021
Dear Carina What a lovely surprise to get a review. Thank you. You would think that during the pandemic everyone would have more time to write reviews but sadly it is not so. We loved hosting you and your boys and we look forward to being your special family home when you need us again. Best regards Inri and Aaron.
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Anthony B wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa441 contributions84 helpful votes
Having stayed a couple of nights, pre-covid, on a business trip, this time my wife and I needed to stay in Newlands to visit a grandchild. Aaron was, again, the perfect host, attending to all our needs - breakfasts, room comforts and the like. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Inri Manus, General Manager at Riversong Guest House
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Dear Anthony Thank you for staying with us again. Always a pleasure to host you and your wife. Hope to see you back again soon. Best regards Inri and Aaron.
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SightseekerKath wrote a review Mar 2021
21 contributions
Have stayed at Riversong on numerous occasions. The welcome was as friendly as always and the convenient location and views cannot be beaten. The rooms are very spacious. Breakfast is not to be missed either.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Inri Manus, General Manager at Riversong Guest House
Responded Mar 8, 2021
Dear Kathy Thank you for the review. So glad to have you back again. It has been a long and challenging Covid year. Hopefully now things will start to return to normal. Best regards Inri and Aaron.
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Knightrichie wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Booked on behalf of a couple for their honeymoon for a few nights. Lovely accommodation in a great location, very nice. They had a lovely stay, with excellent breakfasts and amazing hospitality. Spacious room with a great view and could relax out at the pool. Thank you for making Anderson and Charity's honeymoon a amazing memory. They loved it!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Inri Manus, General Manager at Riversong Guest House
Responded Mar 8, 2021
Thank you for taking time to do a review. Much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting them. Best regards Aaron and Inri.
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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 (0.2 miles) and Newlands Swimming Pools (0.08 miles).
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, The Creamery Cafe Newlands, and Barristers Grill & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riversong Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riversong Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riversong Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center 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 travelers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (4.3 miles), Iziko Slave Lodge (4.2 miles), and City Hall (3.7 miles).