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River Manor with its National Monument status comprises two historical houses set in the picturesque Oak-lined "Avenue" across from the Eerste River, a mere two minute stroll from the village centre with its museums, street cafe`s, restaurants and galleries.

The 16 spacious en-suite rooms, furnished within the theme of `Colonial Charm with a touch of Africa` are stylishly decorated with antiques and combine old world charm with modern conveniences.

An exclusive Health and Beauty Spa is set within the gardens of River Manor where guests are able to indulge in true luxury and pampering. The Spa is professionally run by a team of therapists offering a range of health, beauty and relaxation treatments.

Secretarial services are available at reception, along with Internet and email facilities. At the end of the day, guests can retire to the luxury and comfort of the lounge or veranda sipping sundowners whilst watching the sun set against the majestic Simonsberg mountain range.

Enjoy Colonial poolside breakfasts before setting out to explore Stellenbosch and its surrounding winelands. Hosts Johan and Leigh together with the River Manor team look forward to welcoming guests to their gracious manor with traditional hospitality and personal service.


Cape Town 40km
Waterfront 40km
Franschoek 31km
Paarl 32km
Strand 20km
Gordons Bay 26km

Stellenbosch Golf Club 18 holes 5km
Railway 1.5km
Squash Courts 2km
International Airport 30km
Tennis Courts 1km
Horse Riding 8km
Hiking Trails 1km
Game Viewing 12km
Trout Fishing 3km
Aeroplane & Helicopter Trips 15 km

Rooms and Units Available:

Rooms are equipped with the necessary modern conveniences (TV with MNet, hairdryer, ceiling fan, wall safe, bar fridge, heating) and the luxuries of complimentary Port and Sherry trays along with soft toweling bathrobes. Air conditioned rooms are available on request.

Superior Rooms:(8 in total)
These are beautiful, and spacious rooms with generously proportioned bathrooms, and include bath and separate shower - some include original Victorian baths. Air-conditioning is available in all these rooms.

Classic Rooms:(6 in total)
These rooms are slightly smaller with en-suite bathrooms, with shower or bath only. Some of these Classic Rooms are set in the garden overlooking the swimming pool. (air-conditioned rooms available on request)

Petite Rooms:(2 in total)
These rooms are small with en suite shower only and have the same facilities and services as the other room types.

Facilities & Services available:

Wine Tasting
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

- Reservations only considered as cancelled if received in writing and confirmed by River Manor in writing.
- Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to arrival date: No Charge
- In the event of a “no show” or Cancellation made less than 4 weeks
prior to arrival date, the full
cancellation fee will be charged less
nights able to relet.

Refunds and waiver of cancellation
policies are at the discretion of
Management and the ability to re-let
the rooms.


From airport, take N2 turn-off to "Somerset West". Continue straight
Take "Baden Powell" / Stellenbosch R310 off ramp (left). At T-junction turn left on to R310 / Stellenbosch Road. Continue straight, road ends in T-junction. Turn right to "STELLENBOSCH". At second traffic light turn right "Dorp Street". Continue straight to top of Dorp Street. Road bends in natural bend to the right. After bend take first left "THE AVENUE". "RIVER MANOR" second house on left-hand side.

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