River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

River Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa in Stellenbosch is a beloved National Monument with two beautiful historical houses. Just a two minute walk away from Stellenbosch’s town centre it is the perfect base for exploration of the renowned Cape Wine Route and offers guests the opportunity to play at four of the country’s top golf courses.

The beautiful colonial home is set within lush gardens, brimming with Jacaranda trees and an ancient Guava tree. Original antiques are found throughout the hotel and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. There is a wealth of activities available in the area or guests can simply relax pool side and read a book from the hotel’s intimate library.

The Studio Spa @ River Manor

For a truly indulgent experience, spoil yourself with an invigorating and revitalising spa treatment in true French tradition. Treatments are personally designed with an emphasis on touch therapy and are unhurried. Products used are all derived from natural grape extract.


River Manor’s 16 beautiful and spacious air-conditioned en-suite rooms are reminiscent of a glorious colonial bygone era. They offer guests a choice of Petite, Standard and Superior rooms.

All rooms come standard with satellite television, a mini-bar and snacks.

Petite Rooms – perfect for guests who will be spending their days exploring Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas. While smaller than the other rooms available, the Petite rooms are still as luxuriously decorated and appointed with en-suite bathrooms with showers.

Standard Rooms - rich African colour schemes, soft plush furnishings and all the modern amenities are on hand in the standard rooms. The en-suite bathrooms have both a bath and shower.

Superior Rooms – these are the most spacious rooms at River Manor. Guests will enjoy fresh flowers, complimentary sherry trays and homemade mini-bar snacks. Gorgeous Victorian baths are the focal point in the exquisite en-suite bathrooms.



  • 2 large pools in spacious and private garden
  • 2 Lounges with fire-place
  • Baby sitting services available on request
  • Conservatory
  • Exclusive wine/golf/historical tours arranged
  • Gym
  • Health and Beauty Wellness Studio
  • Laundry services
  • Library
  • Off-street secure parking
  • Picnic baskets on request
  • Secretarial facilities (fax, typing, Internet etc.)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Trout fishing, horse riding, hiking


  • Air conditioners and ceiling fans
  • Direct dial Telephones
  • Hairdryers
  • Homemade mini bar snacks
  • Mini bar facilities
  • Satellite television
  • Tea and coffee trays
  • Wall safes


  • Giraffe sanctuary, a breeding home for these majestic animals
  • Crocodile breeding farm, a chance for children and adults to learn about these predators
  • Horse riding, the ultimate family experience
  • Toy museum, a chance for children to see how toys have changed over the years
  • Farm animals, cows, sheep, goats and ducks to mention a few
  • Cycling in vineyards, the best family opportunity to exercise and burn off energy
  • Mountain walks in the Jonkerhoek Nature Reserve, pristine fynbos and mountain streams
  • Tractor rides, the chance to experience real farm life
  • Strawberry picking & scarecrows, the biggest collection of scarecrows you will ever see
  • Fly Fishing, in the pristine dams in the mountains
  • Butterfly world, a walk through sanctuary to experience these colourful creatures
  • Lion Park, a conservation initiative to educate children about these powerful predators
  • Picnicking, many wine estates and farms offer wonderful family picnics and lunches
  • Art, Stellenbosch has a variety of leading art museums and galleries
  • Music, as a student town there is a wide variety of live music at night

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