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Riversong Guest House, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
14 Esme Road, NewlandsCape TownWestern Cape7700South Africa

Mountain guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Newlands Brewery
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Rather comfortable
Great location
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Riversong Guest House, Cape Town

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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1998
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • First-run movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Riversong Guest House, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Riversong Cape Town
  • Riversong Guest House
  • Riversong Guest House Cape Town


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 150

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR R450.00 per person (one way)

Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Riversong Guest House, Cape Town

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Newlands Brewery (5-minute walk)
  • Newlands Cricket Ground (6-minute walk)
  • Newlands Stadium (6-minute walk)
  • Cavendish Square (6-minute walk)
  • Kingsbury Hospital (14-minute walk)
  • University of Cape Town (18-minute walk)
  • Baxter Theatre Centre (20-minute walk)
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (29-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 29 min drive
  • Newlands Station - 7 min walk
  • Claremont Station - 18 min walk
  • Rondebosch Station - 25 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 18 reviews

Riversong Guest House, Cape Town
Riversong Guest House gets my seal of approval
This is an excellent guest house, spacious room, huge bathroom, full breakfast, friendly and helpful staff. My only issue was with the internet - is is unstable and sometimes it disconnects, you have to wait for a minute then it comes back. Just have in mind that this is a (beautiful) residential area, in the neighborhood (within 10 minutes walk) there is only a few shops, coffee shop, a supermarket, a restaurant, a bar - which I could not enjoy much as I was staying around Christmas & New Year and they were closed most of the days. To reach one of the trails to Table Mountain it takes only 15 minutes walk from the guest house. I would stay here again in the future if they fix the internet.
Diogo, us6 night trip
Riversong Guest House, Cape Town
It's a great place to stay!
Mary, us1 night family trip
Riversong Guest House, Cape Town
Near enough to walk to UCT
3 nice days. One can hike up the saddle of Table mountain directly from the guesthouse
A Traveler, usBusiness trip
Riversong Guest House, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Excellent Guest House with Great Customer Service
Excellent service! We were greeted by Aaron and felt very well taken care of the entire stay. There are not too many restaurants that are very close to the guest house but if you walk a little bit, there are quite a few options. Free parking as well and very close to the cricket stadium!
Melissa, usRomance trip
Riversong Guest House, Cape Town
Very good.
Heidi, za1 night trip

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Riversong Guest House, Cape Town

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