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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gem. The winding road turns off from the R62 and turns ever more towards the mountains. Expect spekboom and aloes and watch out for tortoises. I had expected a small rustic establishment and found an idyllic settlement of 3 spotlessly clean cottages with all you need. Don't come here if you ; Expect TV and wifi Don't... More 

Thank 320susanv
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just 7 km of the R62 brings you to the cottages perched on a hill overlooking the valley and Gamka River. There is no TV and cellphone coverage to disturb the peace and tranquility. The room is tastefully furnished with a fireplace next to the bed. A lightweight hammock is provided for outside on the stoep. We walked to the... More 

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Western Cottage ... absolutely STUNNING VIEW!!! Clouds rolling over the majestic mountain range, while sitting on the porch drinking your morning coffee. Abundance of birds, other wildlife and stars ... awesome photography spot!! We will definitely be back soon! Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us. Please give Jock (the Jack Russell) a huge... More 

Thank Milly A
Kommetjie, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We took a few days off and moseyed along the N2, up the fabulous Tradouw pass and onto the R62 to Barrydale and thence to a secluded self-catering cottage on a farm in the foothills of the Swartberg range – what bliss ! The cottage was very well appointed with the most stunning views and such a bucolic setting as... More 

Thank Mauveen G
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed in the Old School House on the hill above the farm for three nights. I can't say enough good things about this place - it's a tranquil, wonderful getaway from the pressures of the city. There's no cell phone reception so you have no access to the Internet - very highly recommended! This is a biodiversity hotspot -... More 

Thank robdotinfo
Cape Town
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

I had a very relaxing 3 night stay at River View. The cottage is very well appointed, and the facilities are more than basic : you have everything you need. The wood stove in the bedroom made all the difference during the chilly winter nights, and the in-house mini-library offers plenty of interesting reading material (from Heidegger to Chopra)! The... More 

Thank TakiTraveller
George, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

River view cottages is a must visit spot ! Glorious views, fantastic accommodation which is tastefully decorated and spotless and the most special hosts in Bronwyn and Colin we loved our two night stay there which was not long enough but left feeling relaxed and revitalised and wishing we could have stayed longer. The scenery is breathtaking and the quiet... More 

Thank QuintonHewitt
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is one of the most peaceful, beautiful, restful places we have visited. No cellphones, no city noise or lights, very few people apart from the amazing hosts of the whole Lumb family, who are always there when needed, kind and thoughtful. The cottages in which we have stayed, both River View, prefect for a romantic getaway and The Old... More 

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George, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Everything about River View Cottages was a pleasure, starting with the booking process. Very few hosts in the world are as warm-hearted and helpful as Bronwyn. When we arrived at our cottage, a personalised note was stuck next to our door welcoming and informing us that she would come and say hi after a few moments. What a beautiful, friendly... More 

Thank Louis G
Somerset West, South Africa
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Our family spent a great weekend at River View Cottages, and felt welcome from the time we arrived and received Bronwyn's message on the door of the Old School House. Because there were 7 of us, 2 of us stayed in one of the cottages and the other 5 in the Old School House. We enjoyed the walks in the... More 

Thank Estelle_C1

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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about River View Cottages

Address: The River Farm, Matjiesvlei, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: $63 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There is one room per cottage”
 of 5 bubbles JanB942, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Old School House is completely private and beautiful, while the river cottages have a spectacular view.”
 of 5 bubbles robdotinfo, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Northern Cottage is situated in front of the other two cottages, so you have an uninterrupted view of the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles TakiTraveller, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All River View Cottages have beautiful views of the river and the Old School House has a beautiful view up the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles ginny_sassen, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The Northern Cottage might not be the prettiest, but it is the furthest from the others and therefore the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles LouisG241, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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