We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

River View Cottages

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
River View Cottages
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 25: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Western Cottage ... absolutely STUNNING VIEW!!! Clouds rolling over the majestic mountain range, while sitting on the porch drinking your morning coffee. Abundance of birds, other wildlife and stars ... awesome photography spot!! We will definitely be back soon! Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us. Please give Jock (the Jack Russell) a huge... More 

Helpful?
Thank Milly A
Kommetjie, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We took a few days off and moseyed along the N2, up the fabulous Tradouw pass and onto the R62 to Barrydale and thence to a secluded self-catering cottage on a farm in the foothills of the Swartberg range – what bliss ! The cottage was very well appointed with the most stunning views and such a bucolic setting as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mauveen G
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We stayed in the Old School House on the hill above the farm for three nights. I can't say enough good things about this place - it's a tranquil, wonderful getaway from the pressures of the city. There's no cell phone reception so you have no access to the Internet - very highly recommended! This is a biodiversity hotspot -... More 

Helpful?
Thank robdotinfo
Cape Town
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I had a very relaxing 3 night stay at River View. The cottage is very well appointed, and the facilities are more than basic : you have everything you need. The wood stove in the bedroom made all the difference during the chilly winter nights, and the in-house mini-library offers plenty of interesting reading material (from Heidegger to Chopra)! The... More 

Helpful?
Thank TakiTraveller
George, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

River view cottages is a must visit spot ! Glorious views, fantastic accommodation which is tastefully decorated and spotless and the most special hosts in Bronwyn and Colin we loved our two night stay there which was not long enough but left feeling relaxed and revitalised and wishing we could have stayed longer. The scenery is breathtaking and the quiet... More 

Helpful?
Thank QuintonHewitt
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is one of the most peaceful, beautiful, restful places we have visited. No cellphones, no city noise or lights, very few people apart from the amazing hosts of the whole Lumb family, who are always there when needed, kind and thoughtful. The cottages in which we have stayed, both River View, prefect for a romantic getaway and The Old... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ginny_sassen
George, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Everything about River View Cottages was a pleasure, starting with the booking process. Very few hosts in the world are as warm-hearted and helpful as Bronwyn. When we arrived at our cottage, a personalised note was stuck next to our door welcoming and informing us that she would come and say hi after a few moments. What a beautiful, friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Louis G
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Our family spent a great weekend at River View Cottages, and felt welcome from the time we arrived and received Bronwyn's message on the door of the Old School House. Because there were 7 of us, 2 of us stayed in one of the cottages and the other 5 in the Old School House. We enjoyed the walks in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Estelle_C1
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track, no cellphone signal (yay). Beautifully maintained cottages, time to reflect, relax and chill. The fire place in the bedroom is so romantic. The rooms are pristine. Thank you Colin and Bronwyn... You made us feel at home.

Helpful?
Thank Sheryl v
Vereeniging, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We wanted to stay longer and will go back anyday! Excellent getaway from daily hustle and bustle, no TV or cellphone reception, which we loved. Beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere. Probably the cleanest self catering units I have ever come across.

Helpful?
Thank Melvan723
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (28)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Calitzdorp
24.6 mi away
Swartberg Country Manor
Swartberg Country Manor
#3 of 9 in Oudtshoorn
4.5 of 5 stars 120 reviews
6.1 mi away
Matjiesvlei Cottages
Matjiesvlei Cottages
#4 of 17 in Calitzdorp
5.0 of 5 stars 16 reviews
8.5 mi away
The Retreat at Groenfontein
The Retreat at Groenfontein
#1 of 17 in Calitzdorp
5.0 of 5 stars 216 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.4 mi away
Calitzdorp Country House
Calitzdorp Country House
#1 of 10 in Calitzdorp
5.0 of 5 stars 206 reviews
6.5 mi away
Soeterus Guest Farm
Soeterus Guest Farm
#2 of 17 in Calitzdorp
4.5 of 5 stars 48 reviews
23.9 mi away
Red Stone Hills
Red Stone Hills
#5 of 43 in Oudtshoorn
4.5 of 5 stars 217 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about River View Cottages

Address: The River Farm, Matjiesvlei, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: $48 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your River View Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay