From R850.00 - R1150 nightly per cottage. Depending on time of year.
Budget Getaways Review
Riversong Farm is your classic Huck Finn getaway. The gentle flow of the Goukou River easing through a lush valley, birdlife galore (hence the name) and the farm itself - a rural bliss spread over 175ha soft-combo-craggy landscape.
Life happens around the water here, whether it's whiling away the morning in a canoe (preferably before the breeze kicks up a fuss), or kicking back with a line in the water waiting for a take. Either way, this is serious chill country.
Your accommodation comes in the form of two lovely timber chalets sleeping four apiece: Thames and Orange. Both are privately appointed and separated from the river by lawned gardens.
Thames is the more compact of the two, with an open-plan flow, queen bed, and additional bunk beds for two kids. The small kitchenette is fully equipped, the bathroom comes with shower and bath. Double doors swing open to a wooden deck, a braai area under the willows, and soft lawns with plenty shade.
Orange is suited to a family with older kids, or even two couples sharing. This cozy number sports two single beds in the open-plan living area (with adjacent shared bathroom), plus an upstairs bedroom (accessed via outdoor staircase) with another two twins and a loo. Here again, the living area opens out onto a deck and a braai plekkie next to the willow tree.
The farm is circled by a spread of hiking and mountain biking (to town and back is a good one), easy access to the river (bring own boat or canoe, or hire one), fresh water dams and kloofs and hills to explore. There are ponies and farm animals for the kids entertainment. Stilbaai is a 12km up-down doddle - a long beach and decent restaurants are the lure.
Pack the rods, your best straw hat, and head down to the river.
"This was our second visit to Riversong Farm and it would seem the more we visit, the more we fall in love with it! Piers and Sonja are wonderful hosts - helpful, but unobstrusive - and the chalets are well equipped and comfortable. We were often joined down on the jetty by Bea the Bulldog and Hannah the Retriever, the animals being a big a part of the Riversong experience. It's a quiet and relaxing getaway in beautiful surroundings."
(Gudrun Scott, visited Apr 2019)
"We had a great holiday and spent so much time in the river which was only a few steps from our chalet. Our children were out playing day and night and fell into bed by the end of a day. We all loved feeding the donkeys and Libby the horse. The chalet was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Hope to be back soon. Hosts and pets were all so friendly and welcoming."
(Karin van Niekerk, visited Dec 2018)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riversong Farm and loved how we were so close to the river for a quick cool off. Our children loved feeding the donkeys, sheep and Libby the gentle giant horse. The chalet had everything we needed to make it feel like home away from home. We will definately be back soon!"
(Liz Knight, visited Dec 2018)
"Great spot and very relaxing - very friendly and helpful hosts. Everything as it was promised and well worth another visit some time."
(Ian Wilkinson, visited Jan 2019)
"Riversong is a dream. Aptly named because the cute wooden cottages are surrounded by tall trees with constant birdsong and only metres away from the magical river which is wonderful for swimming. I made it my habit to start and end the day with a swim! Piers is a real gentleman and a most gracious host."
(Bruce , visited November 2017)
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