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. 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, 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 Guest 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.

 relax at the riverhouse

in the courtyard at the riverhouse


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:


  • Charged per night for the entire guest 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 River House’s layout lends 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 is 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”
  • Continue on the dirt road following the signs for “The River House” until you reach the very last property at the end of the dirt road.
  • You’ve arrived at our hidden piece of paradise!

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