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“Family Wedding”
Review of Riverside Estates

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Riverside Estates
Ranked #13 of 58 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Family Wedding”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Timothy and I had our wedding at Riverside Estates in October 2013. We were absolutely blown away by the team's commitment to helping us, way up and beyond our expectations. They operate like a family, a number of guests came to us saying exactly that! It was in the little touches and thoughts, such as the platter for us during our photos, or making sure us girls were catered for whilst getting ready - everyone was carefully looked after without even having to ask.

While we had a bit of rain during our outdoor garden ceremony, the team was on the ball moving things around and making another plan. Things proceeded without any reminders or direction from us, they just took the initiative and got things done, leaving us to enjoy the day completely. The team was amazing and I'd recommend RE to any couple that wanted a stress-free, family wedding experience.

Room Tip: Room 1 had a wonderful view over the estate.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sandra S
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Sandra,
Many thanks for your beautiful review on Riverside. We truly enjoyed hosting your wedding and in spite of the bit of rain, you looked wonderful and everything went according to plan. May you and Tim be blessed and we will remind you of your complimentary stay with us next year on your first anniversary. We are also glad to hear you are moving to Cape town and will be seeing you at our concerts and restaurant. Love from all the Riverside staff.
Regards
Robert
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

wonderful place - wonderful people!
we spend there 23 days for a yoga retreat, no better place to imagine! perfect, really!
many thanks for everything - cannot list all, but some: for the feeling of being home since the first moment, the care, during my illness, the little gifts, the open hearts ... thank you and see you again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Susanne, Many thanks for your awesome review. We still eat the nasturtiums just to prevent any throat infection. On your next visit you will be able to have Riverside's own brewed yogi tea. Do remember on your return visit (or those of your friends and fam) that you are entitled to discounted rate. Many love from a sunny Cape Town. “ Life is a flow of love, only your participation is requested. ” - Yogi Bhajan
Regards
Robert
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Klerksdorp
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at a lot of different places, in many countries, and no breakfast has ever compared the ones we enjoyed at Riverside Estates. I couldn't recommend them more.

Looking forward to coming back one day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brad E
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Brad, Many Thanks for your compliments on the breakfast. We have even gone further now and do get 90% of our supplies from the local organic suppliers. The smell of croissants and freshly baked bread is coming from our kitchen as I am typing this to you. Please remember that when you visit Cape Town again you are entitled to a discounted rate at Riverside.
Best Regards
Robert
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Riverside rests in the valley, cradled by the mountains. Stunning landscape surrounds and beauty abounds. The true magic of riverside isn't in the stunning scenery but the people who work there. The people who work at riverside is what nourishes the soul- their smile, their playfulness, their joy. Riverside for me is a precious place. A place of transformation, restoration and falling in love. The people and land create a space where the heart can open in a new way. Deeply wonderful. Always in my heart. With love and smiling eyes. To everyone at riverside, thank you.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Alchemist8
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Sat Nam Yogi, Many thanks for the review and the special mentioning of the staff. The whole group and Riverside has been transformed by you yogis! Do remember that we have special rates for friends and family visiting cape Town.
Best regards
Robert
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I took part in the Kundalini teacher training at Riverside in September 2013 and I felt so taken care of and supported by Robert and his staff. The place is just so beautiful. I would recommend this accommodation to everyone. Eating lunch on the back porch of the cottage next to the stream that borders the property--i never wanted to leave. Hello to Jag one of the resident dogs whose head is as big as his heart. Thank you Riverside!

Room Tip: The cottage by the stream. It has a fireplace and private little pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Sat Nam Hanna Lee! Thank you for your beautiful review. I have posted an awesome photo of Jag on FB saying hello to all the yogis. I hope you are settled back in Berlin and planning your next trip to SA. Yogi tea has become a menu item and the cinnamon smell is still lingering. We look forward to your next visit.
Regards
Robert
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful, tranquil setting when visiting Cape Town, should definitely consider Riverside Estate. Riverside Estate is really amazing. I highly recommend this venue. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Good day Fontini,
Many thanks for your review. The vibration of the yogis are still present and the dogs run every now and then to the hall to just make sure you guys aren't still there. Do remember our offer to all friends and family visiting. “It's not life that matters, it's the courage you bring to it.” - Yogi Bhajan. We look forward to your next visit.
Robert
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've been to Cape Town before and loved it but this trip was even more unforgettable as we stayed at the Riverside Estate in Hout Bay--just 25 mins from downtown Cape Town. This boutique hotel provides amazing personal attention to the guests, our large group felt so welcome and cared for. They were able to fulfill each and every request we made from taking my mobile phone to be fixed, taking us into the Hout Bay market, bringing us extra blankets and hot water bottles on chilly nights, the list goes on and on. My family have lived internationally for 20 years and we have stayed in all levels of hotels--this one is a stand-out. Can't wait for another opportunity to visit South Africa again, will definitely be sure to stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Lisa,
Many Thanks for your beautiful review. It was great having you and all the other yogis as our guests. The energy still vibrates in the soil - and yogi tea has become a menu item. We will definitely see you and your family on your next visit. Love from the staff.
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Robert
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Property: Riverside Estates
Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite World of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Estates, an elegant guesthouse, function and conference venue, an established haven of tranquillity, friendship, music and joy. We are located in Cape Town's jewel, the beautiful valley of Hout Bay. Our core values include eco-sustainability, the greening of our establishment, the upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay Community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment, of romance, of guests who become friends. Experience the magic of Riverside Estates today! ... more   less 
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