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Riversong Farm

330km from Cape Town
Farm along the Goukou River with two timber chalets - 12km from Stilbaai
  • Aerial view of Riversong farm
  • Aerial view in the evening
  • Farm entrance
  • Thames and Orange Chalets
  • View from Thames Chalet towards the river
  • Thames Chalet - comfortable queen bed
  • Thames Chalet - spacious open plan set up
  • Thames Chalet - fully fitted kitchen
  • Thames Chalet bathroom
  • Thames Chalet - place to read and relax
  • Orange Chalet deck
  • Orange Chalet main room
  • Orange Chalet main room
  • Orange Chalet upstairs bedroom
  • Orange Chalet bathroom
  • Orange Chalet fully fitted kitchen
  • Resident Brown Hooded Kingfisher
  • Stunning sunsets on the river
  • Feeding the horse
  • Guests love feeding Jeremy the sheep
  • Patsy & Eddy
  • Jess, Hannah & Phoebe on the jetty
  • Aerial view in the evening
  • Lavender

Rate Guide

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. 

Quick Facts

Where
12km from Stilbaai
GPS
S 34°18'32''
E 21°19'42''
Sleeps
Thames Chalet: 4; Orange Chalet: 4
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
Several restaurants in Stilbaai
Pet-Friendly
By request
Activities
birdwatching, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horse riding, kloofing, mountain biking, stargazing, surfing, swimming, walking, waterskiing, watersports, windsurfing
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 5 reviews)
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"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."

"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."

"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!"

"Great spot and very relaxing - very friendly and helpful hosts. Everything as it was promised and well worth another visit some time."

"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."

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Riversong Farm, Stilbaai, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.3088   E 21.3285
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Thames Chalet
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Orange Chalet
(sleeps four, minimum stay two nights)
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