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Riverside Boutique Hotel

4-star guesthouse in Hout Bay with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Self-catering TreeHouse (Sleeps 4) (4) - Living Area
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  • I booked my parents and uncle/aunt into the riverside and they thoroughly enjoyed the…

    Aug 24, 2019

  • Nice enough establishment, but not suitable for business travellers (in my opinion). More…

    Jan 31, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Conference center

Feel at home

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Hout Bay
  • World of Birds - 1 min walk
  • Hout Bay Craft Market - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Sandy Bay Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Hout Bay Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Llandudno Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite
  • Self-catering TreeHouse (Sleeps 4) (4)
  • Garden Luxury Orchard (sleep 2)
  • Garden Luxury River (sleep 2)

What’s around


  • In Hout Bay
  • World of Birds - 1 min walk
  • Hout Bay Craft Market - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Sandy Bay Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Hout Bay Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Llandudno Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Beau Constantia - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 6.4 mi / 10.2 km
  • Camps Bay Beach - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • University of Cape Town - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Bay Harbour Market - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 26 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: Hout Bay

Profile: Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a 30-minute drive south of downtown Cape Town. Overlooked by Table Mountain, the town sits in a bay sheltered by Chapman’s Peak and Mount Sentinel. It’s a fishing town, and you’ll find freshly-caught seafood dishes at Mariner’s Wharf, which includes restaurants plus gift and antique shops.

Open on weekends and set by the harbor, the Bay Harbour Market is an indoor emporium of stalls selling everything from tempting street food to intriguing crafts and curios. For a refreshing dip, visit scenic Hout Bay beach with its white sands and safe swimming.


At a glance


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 2 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Riverside Estates Cape Town
  • Riverside Boutique Hotel Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Riverside Estates House Cape Town
  • Riverside Estates House
  • Riverside Boutique Hotel Cape Town
  • Riverside Boutique Cape Town
  • Riverside Boutique
  • Riverside Boutique Cape Town
  • Riverside Boutique Hotel Cape Town
  • Riverside Boutique Hotel Guesthouse

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1250.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 440 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 3 costs ZAR 180 (one-way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Hout Bay coffee (2.2 mi), Dario's Cafe (2.2 mi), and Woodcutters (2.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 440 per person one way.
  • No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (25-min drive) is nearby.
  • Riverside Boutique Hotel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    A super little hotel tucked away on the outskirts of Hout Bay. Very easy to find, just follow the road signs for World of Birds. It has enclosed & secure grounds with easy parking. The extensive grounds are a mix of trees & open grass, all have a hint of natural rustic rather than a show garden. The hotel is a traditional Cape Dutch, the room we had was a large high ceiling with king sized bed, well furnished in the period style of the house, table with chairs & also arm chairs & lots of storage space. Big well equipped bathroom with twin wash basins. Shower was good but the need to balance the hot & cold was a bit tricky. Breakfast was excellent, included full continental & cooked, the cooked was freshly cooked to order. Staff were super friendly & couldn't do enough for you. You need to be dog friendly as six & a half delightful lumps of fur are waiting to welcome you, assuming they are awake that is.

    3 night trip, Dec 1, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Horrible sauf le petit déjeuner

    Établissement très vieillot ne ressemble pas du tout aux photos, pas de clim dans la chambre, odeur noseabondes à l’intérieur de l’an chambre, salle d’eau en très mauvais etat. Télé toute petite enfin bref hôtel à éviter surtout vu le prix. On a passé une nuit et on était content de repartir.

    Hayet, 1 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2018

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