Newlands Accommodation Riversong Guest House, Cape Town

Riversong Guest House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 14 Esme Road, Newlands, 7700, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About Riversong Guest House

Enjoy affordable luxury and tranquility set in the heart of Newlands, an exclusive suburb of Cape Town. Riversong Guest House is beautifully furnished and offers 4 star quality and service. Riversong Guest House sits on the banks of Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views. Marvel at views of Table Mountain or enjoy sundowners next to the pool. Riversong Guest House is an ideal base for the discerning businessperson or holiday maker who is looking for more than a hotel room.

Inri the owner gave up her hectic corporate life of retail fashion to start Riversong a few years ago. As well as running the guest houses, Inri enjoys painting and making jewellery which are for sale at the Guest house. Today Riversong Guest House is one of the most popular guest houses in the Southern suburbs hosting local and overseas guests, some of them celebratory sporting and TV personalities.


Riversong Guest House offers elegantly furnished bedrooms. Our spacious bedrooms have comfortable beds and pillows, DStv, fridge and snack baskets, tea and coffee making facilities, safe for valuables, desks / dressing tables, heaters and fans, fluffy white towels, heated towel rails, percale linen, his and her cotton bathrobes and slippers, hairdryers, clock-radios, hot water bottles, electric blankets, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, pool towels and chocolates. There is free Wi-Fi available through the house and in the rooms. There are microwave ovens in all rooms making our rooms suitable for longer stays. The Blue room has a portable air conditioner.

Wholesome, hearty breakfasts

Inri and her staff are very proud of the “AA Fabulous Food Award” they received in 2008 for their tasty breakfasts and beautiful fruit plates that are pieces of art in their own right.

A full breakfast served in the dining room or in your room. We start with a “the famous fruit plate” and fruit juice which is a big hit with all our guests. Our buffet offers a selection of cereals, yoghurts, cheeses, cold meats and freshly baked muffins, toast basket and preserves. End off with bacon, mushrooms and grilled tomato and your choice of eggs (fried, scrambled, poached, boiled, omelettes or French toast).

Percolated coffee and a selection of teas are served with our breakfast. Mr Delivery and Butler’s Pizza menu’s are available in your room should you wish to relax and order in. You are welcome to use the microwave oven in the main kitchen to warm TV dinners. Enjoy a variety of restaurants in the area that are walking distance from both Riversong. Dinners by request.


Smoking is not allowed.
Smokers can use outside patio’s where ashtrays have been placed.


We cater for small conferences (up to 20 people) and small private functions. We have a fully equipped Business Centre with wireless internet, email, fax. Photostat machine and telephone access. We have a laptop in our lounge area for guest use.

Health and Fitness

Enjoy the tranquility of our pool and garden while sun tanning or reading by the pool. Riversong Guest house, garden borders the Liesbeek River so take a stroll down and enjoy the tranquil sound of the river. For the more energetic at heart, Virgin Active Gym and Sports Science Institute is a mere 1km away or enjoy a holistic remedial massage in the comfort of your room.


Riversong Guest House is a short walk from Newlands Cricket and Rugby Grounds, Cavendish Square, Claremont CBD, Vineyard Hotel and Conference centre, Sports Science Institute, SA Breweries and many restaurants and pubs around 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, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches.

Additional services offered

At Riversong we offer transfers from and to the airport. We offer a shuttle service to restaurants, shopping centers, business and tourist destinations. (Please request shuttle price list when confirming your booking). We also book car hire.

We offer tours conducted on a private basis as opposed to scheduled tours by tour operators. We make suggestions based on our experience and the tour is constructed around your preferences.

Things like departure times, routes, shopping, Wine tasting, lunches etc. can be flexible as we go. Group tours are also available.


Riversong and ADT Security offer a “Meet and Greet Service” free of charge. If you are nervous about arriving in a new area, please call ADT Security on +27 (0)86 12 12 300 fifteen minutes before reaching the Guest House to arrange for one of their armed response cars to meet you at the Guest House. If a car is not available they offer a telephonic escort service.


AA 2008 Fabulous Food
AA 2009 Great Team Award
AA Best Guest house Finalist 2005 - 2012

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorRecommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.974791666
Longitude: 18.46275

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 12km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome by prior arrangement.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, early arrivals are welcome to leave luggage at the guesthouse and enjoy refreshments on the patio until check-in time.

Listed on
September 2008 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Stunning Guest house very well situated in Cape Town. 10 to 15 minutes to all major tourist attractions and walking distance to The Mall. Beautiful...

Carol Robb, Richmond, Virginia, USA Travellers' Rating


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