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 lodges in a truly stunning setting, each perched on the banks of the beautiful Breede River.

The River House and The Other House, each nestled on its own half a hectare of private and secured gardens with expansive lawns, are perfectly situated for canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, golfing and wine tours or just chilling. The two guest lodges can be booked separately or together and are also perfect for informal conferences or small functions.

The River House

The River House accommodates a maximum of 16 guests.

relax at the riverhouse

The River House, blends old farm house accents with a refined Southern African colour palette. Its spacious lounge area, outside veranda and braai area offers a welcome respite after a day canoeing on the Breede.

The house comes fully furnished, has a swimming pool and full DSTV.

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The Other House

The Other House accommodates a maximum of 18 guests.

the other house veranda

The Other House, offers a modern and contemporary look and feel, with a high-ceilinged lounge area opening up into a large veranda with an undercover braai from which you can watch the Breede River slide by.

The house comes fully furnished, has a swimming pool and full DSTV.

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the riverhouse conference and functions

Informal Conferencing and Functions

The River House caters for 16 delegates and The Other House for 18 delegates respectively.

The layouts of both The River House and The Other House, lend themselves to a variety of functions such as:

  • Informal conferences
  • Year-end functions and strategy/planning sessions
  • Business 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 in the Western Cape’s Boland (Breede Valley) region. As a rough guide, it will take you an estimated 90 minutes to travel from Cape Town CBD before you can kick back and enjoy our little piece of paradise on the beautiful Breede River.

We are situated roughly:

  • 28km from Rawsonville
  • 14km from Worcester Central
  • 35km from Villiersdorp
  • 50km from Robertson
  • 123km from Cape Town CBD and
  • 117km from Cape Town InternationalAirport

When travelling from any other direction than Cape Town, please follow the directions below starting from the High Africa Road Sign on the R43. We will provide you with a “Google Maps pin drop“ a few days prior to your arrival.


  • 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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