Laid Back Riverside Getaway

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. Just 15 km’s from Worcester and less than 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, you are in the heart of the Boland and home to The River House Collection, which consists of two neighbouring self-catering guest houses in a truly stunning setting, each perched on the banks of the beautiful Breede River.

The 1st house, aptly named The River House, blends 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. The house comes fully furnished, has a swimming pool, full DSTV, a relaxing patio (stoep) and outside braai area.

The 2nd house, named The Other House , offers a modern and contemporary look and feel, with a high-ceilinged lounge area and a large patio (stoep) with an undercover braai. The house comes fully furnished, has a swimming pool and full DSTV.

Both guest houses are perfectly situated for canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, golfing and wine tours or just chilling. The two guest houses can be booked separately or together and are also perfect for informal conferences or small functions.

 relax at the riverhouse

in the courtyard at the riverhouse

Accommodation - The River House

Accommodates a maximum of 16 guests.

All rooms within the guest house open onto a vine-covered central courtyard, with the scent of fynbos and the sound of birds reaching each room.

The River House has:

Rates (for both houses are the same)

  • Charged per night, per house.
  • Each house sleeps a maximum of 16 guests.

1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Weekends, school holidays and long weekends
R5 000,00 per night for the entire house.

Mid week - excluding school holidays and long weekends
R4 200,00 per night if you stay for one night only.
R3 700,00 per night if you stay for two nights or more.

Booking periods

  1. The minimum booking period for December & January Peak season: 5 nights
  2. Normal weekends: 2-night stay (Friday – Sunday)
  3. Long weekends: the entire duration of the long weekend.

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.

the river house spacious bedrooms

the riverhouse conference and functions

Informal Conferencing and Functions

Our facility caters for a maximum of 16 delegates.
The layouts of both The River House and The Other House, lend itself to a variety of functions such as:

  • Conferences,
  • year-end functions, and
  • meetings in a comfortable environment

Catered conference packages available. Please contact us for a quotation.

Where to Find Us

GPS: S 33 44.950 E 19 29.619

The River House and The Other House are situated just off the R43 between Worcester and Villiersdorp. When travelling from another location than Cape Town, follow the directions below starting from the High Africa Road Sign.


  • Take the N1 through the Hugenot Tunnel (or Du Toits Kloof Pass) and turn right at the R101 Rawsonville turnoff
  • Drive into the small town of Rawsonville
  • In Rawsonville, turn right into Van Riebeeck Street and continue +-12km’s to Nekkies Resort.
  • Turn left towards Worcester over the Breede River
  • Just before Worcester, take the R43 towards Villiersdorp
  • Drive past the Aan de Doorns Wine Cellar (on your right) and continue for 5km’s
  • Look out for the Cilmor Cellers on your right (huge red brick building situated against the mountain) and the High Africa road sign immediately on your left (the High Africa Turnoff from the R43 is easy to miss…)
  • Turn left on to the High Africa dirt road and continue over the small canal to where the road forks
  • Where the road forks, turn right, towards The River House and The Other House
  • Continue on the dirt road following the signs for “The River House” and “ The Other House”. The very last property at the end of the dirt road is “The River House”. The property right next door is “The Other House”
  • You’ve arrived at our hidden piece of paradise!

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