Laid back country style accommodation

One of the nicest things about visiting the Boland is how unhurried it feels... yet you don't have to travel far to get there. A mere hour's drive from Cape Town and you are in Worcester, the heart of the Boland and home to The River House, which offers self-catering accommodation, informal conference and function facilities.

Perched on the banks of the Breede River, which meanders through the Boland, The River House is a sanctuary for tired souls. Blending old farm house accents with a refined southern African colour palette, its spacious, high-ceilinged lounge area offers a welcome respite after a day canoeing on the Breede. If lounging in the pool is more your thing, the one at The River House is the perfect place to cool off.

The house is perfectly situated for canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, golfing and wine tours. And if you can't completely shut out the outside world, The River House has DSTV available. We also welcome (well-behaved!) pets.

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Eight comfortably furnished en-suite rooms

All of the eight en suite double rooms open onto a vine-covered central courtyard, with the scent of fynbos and the sound of birds reaching every room. There is nothing better than walking out of your room straight into dappled sunlight and fresh air.

Sliding doors, running the length of the lounge, bring the outdoors in at The River House. Veranda and lounge merge seamlessly into the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cuppa as you watch the Breede slide by against the backdrop of the Boland's majestic mountains.

In the evenings, there is no better spot to relax and enjoy a braai, washed down with one of the region's many fine wines. Wood is available at R25,00 a bag, Money can be placed in the breakage box in the lounge. So what are you waiting for? Come and share our little corner of paradise. The River House can sleep 16 persons.

The River House Rates from May 2018

The River House can sleep 16 persons.


Weekends, school holidays and long weekends
R4 800,00 per night for the entire house.

Mid week - excluding school holidays and long weekends
R3 500,00 per night for the entire house.

50% Booking Security Fee will secure your reservation. Cancellations made thirty (30) days or less prior to your arrival date will make you liable to loose 100% of your Booking Security Fee.

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Minimum booking requirement

No minimum amount of people are required as we are charging for the house per day.

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Cleaning Services

Cleaning services can be provided at extra charge by prior arrangement, please enquire at time of booking.

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Pet Friendly

Well-behaved small to medium-sized dogs are welcome at The River House.

Informal Conferencing and Functions

The River House’s layout lends itself to a variety of functions such as conferences, year-end functions and meetings in a comfortable rustic environment. Our informal conference facilities cater for between 4 and 16 delegates with accommodation available for 16 persons.

Informal Conferences are hosted during the mid week period and The River House offers both catered and self-catering conference packages. Our catered conference package includes accommodation, breakfast, mid morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Mid week catered conferences

Price on request

Mid week self-catering conferences

R3 500,00 per night for the entire house.

GPS: S 33 44.950 E 19 29.619

Take the N1 through the Huguenot Tunnel (du Toitskloof Pass) turn right at the R101 Rawsonville turnoff

In Rawsonville, turn right into Van Riebeeck Street and continue 12kms to Nekkies Resort turn left to Worcester over Breede River

Just before Worcester, take the R43 to Villiersdorp continue 12kms, across the Breede River and turn left into High Africa

Continue over the canal, the road forks take right fork to The River House

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  1. The balance of a booking fee is payable by direct deposit or electronic funds transfer (EFT) prior to arrival. No debit / credit card payments will be accepted. Any amount owing must be paid in full before arrival at The River House.

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50% Booking Security Fee will secure your reservation. Cancellations made thirty (30) days or less prior to your arrival date will make you liable to loose 100% of your Booking Security Fee.