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Rivierbos Guest House

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location was perfect for walking around town for site seeing and dining. The staff were marvelous and very helpful with questions and arranging travel. The house was quaint. The breakfast was available cold and hot. We would definitely return here.

Friendly staff and very nice rooms. Really felt like home. The breakfast was amazing. 5 mins walk to Hudson's Burger Joint. Well done and thank you for everything. Really good price for what you get!!!

We really enjoyed our stay, room was clean and beds nice and soft. Cathy was very attentive from time of check in and made a really good effort to cook us a really good breakfast, she even took time to find out why I didn't eat my grilled tomato and when I said I preferred fresh tomato she made sure it was like that the next day. Friendly place with a warm atmosphere and walking distance to some great restaurants.

I have been to Rivierbos twice and both times I had a remarkable time. beds are a dream to sleep on, and Cathy and the staff are very friendly. I really like vibe, you in the middle of Stellenbosch yet you feel like you somewhere in in bush. I will be back for sure!!.

A fine little place to stay. The staff was great, breakfast was adequate, room was comfortable and fairly-well-equipped, if not a bit small. I recommend and would stay there again if I am in the area.

The staff were absolutely lovely. Nothing was too much to organise. Rooms well kept with good amenities. Room and venue security was very good. Breakfast was well presented with good variety and all super yummy. We Will definitely return.

Loved the staff, fine bedroom - a little small but the bigger one had 2 single beds. Good breakfast. My wife forgot her handbag and they tried hard to get hold of us and didn't stop till they did. Always appreciate that!

We stayed one night on a weekend when Stellenbosch appeared fully booked. The location is almost perfect to explore Stellenbosch, the staff is friendly and helpful, but our room (number 7) was a dark, small, clammy cave. We have traveled South Africa a lot, but had never such a poor room, and this for 94 Euro per night (incl. full breakfast). See my pictures to learn more. What made this a disappointment: no window in the main room, just the entrance door and a small window in the bathroom, very dark, extreme chemical smell, very soft mattresses, no international power plugs, no soap provided, sticky surfaces on the wooden interior, and a key so big that you can't carry it in your pocket. Make sure you don't get room 7!

I wish I could take the staff members home!! They were the friendliest people I have met and made the stay feel like home!! I will never stay anywhere else than at Rivierbos. Thank you to all the staff members. Regards, the Auditors :)

Close to everything, friendly staff and value for money. Excellent breakfast and ample parking. Staff did extras, like arranging for a Sunday newspaper which was delivered to the room. Quiet and close to everything

1 Hamman Street Stellenbosch Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Toy & Miniature Museum, Rivierbos Guest House is within a 15-minute stroll of VOC Kruithuis. This 12-room, 3-star guesthouse has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on a river and also a short walk from Fick House and Stellenbosch Town Hall.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rivierbos Guest House's 12 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Rivierbos Guest House enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. There's free parking and an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

48.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 218 reviews