Reviews of Riverlea


"Riverlea-Home from Home"

(South Africa) Gillian | 29 March 2021

"A big thank you to Terry and Tim for the best home from home experience.
I spent a month at Riverlea and loved every day spent there.
Robins Nest is tranquil, clean and well serviced and Terry has added personal touches to the room to make you feel welcome and "at home"
Thanks also to Ha..."

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"A big thank you to Terry and Tim for the best home from home experience.
I spent a month at Riverlea and loved every day spent there.
Robins Nest is tranquil, clean and well serviced and Terry has added personal touches to the room to make you feel welcome and "at home"
Thanks also to Harvey and Bentley (adorable schnauzers) for their cuddles.
If you are looking for accommodation in Cape Town, in an area that is well located, do yourself a favour and try Riverlea, you won't regret it.

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"Review"

(South Africa) Ena | 2 September 2019

"It is the cleanest, most beautiful place. I was so well received and it was an incredibly nice time for me.
I will definitely visit here again."


"Awesome stay with most wonderful host"

(South Africa) colin | 15 July 2019

"Thanks Terry for an awesome stay at your establishment- this must be one of the best establishments that I have used. I will definitely return, the neatness and comfort is of very high standard and at a very affordable price."


"Top accommodation "

(South Africa) Carrie | 20 March 2019

"Definitely worthwhile accommodation and we will certainly return. The details are perfect, the room comfortable, the host and the views are perfect. "


"A real home away from home!"

Bert de Vos | 28 August 2017

"After 3 weeks on a bus it was so lovely to be able to unpack and stay in one place for awhile. It was such a wonderful surprise when we walked in, the place looks like it is out of a Home and Garden magazine! Beautifully decorated and so cozy and welcoming with fresh flowers. Terry has looked after ..."

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"After 3 weeks on a bus it was so lovely to be able to unpack and stay in one place for awhile. It was such a wonderful surprise when we walked in, the place looks like it is out of a Home and Garden magazine! Beautifully decorated and so cozy and welcoming with fresh flowers. Terry has looked after our every need and has been a wonderful and friendly host. Not intrusive, but always making sure we have everything we need. Two adorable dogs popped in to say hello on a daily basis and they were the cherry on the top! It has been a wonderful stay and we couldn't have wished for more. Highly recommended!"


"Homey and comfrotable"

(South Africa) Susanne Jacobs | 30 November 2016

"A very comfortable stay in beautiful room and surroundings, very kind hostess

Will stay at Riverlea again! "


"Perfect Place"

(South Africa) Brian McQueen | 3 October 2016

"An amazing find. We were made to feel so welcome. Our suite was impeccable and so comfortable. A superb and convenient location."


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(South Africa) Meredith Fernandes | 30 July 2016

"Myself and a work colleague enjoyed a 2 night stay at Squirrels Leap at Riverlea. The host Terry was very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed the quaint neighborhood and the neat, well supplied and decorated accommodation. The unit was beautiful, extremely comfortable and warm and all the..."

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"Myself and a work colleague enjoyed a 2 night stay at Squirrels Leap at Riverlea. The host Terry was very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed the quaint neighborhood and the neat, well supplied and decorated accommodation. The unit was beautiful, extremely comfortable and warm and all the home made touches made for a memorable experience. We would gladly recommend Riverlea. "


"RIVERLEA"

(Zambia) Toni Honey | 15 September 2015

"Riverlea is simply the best b and b - nothing was too much trouble for Terry who was an outstanding hostess - beautifully appointed spacious and comfortable accommodation with great attention to detail as well as sumptious breakfasts if required. We were made most welcome and Riverlea really was hom..."

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"Riverlea is simply the best b and b - nothing was too much trouble for Terry who was an outstanding hostess - beautifully appointed spacious and comfortable accommodation with great attention to detail as well as sumptious breakfasts if required. We were made most welcome and Riverlea really was home from home. Highly recommended by our family."


"Holiday stay at Riverlea"

(England) Steven Roden | 22 January 2015

"Accommodation was superb with plenty of space and adequately equipped kitchenette.Great hospitality and very helpful.We would definitely stay there again."


"A wonderful sanctuary"

(South Africa) Carla York | 26 August 2011

"A wonderful sanctuary to come home to.A home away from home."


"Wonderful stay"

(South Africa) Erina Groenewald | 29 July 2010

"Wonderful stay. We are looking forward to visiting Riverlea again."


"Riverlea - A lovely place to stay"

(United Kingdom) Lin Palmer | 15 February 2010

"We were very impressed with the high standard of accommodation at Riverlea. Our suite - Squirrel's Leap was immaculate and beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Terry is a charming and attentive hostess. Nothing was too much trouble for her and we had a wonderful stay. We..."

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"We were very impressed with the high standard of accommodation at Riverlea. Our suite - Squirrel's Leap was immaculate and beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Terry is a charming and attentive hostess. Nothing was too much trouble for her and we had a wonderful stay. We hope to return many times in the future."


"7 Night stay!"

(United Kingdom) Valerie Bruce | 30 December 2008

"The accommodation was fantastic, very comfortable. The hosts were brilliant & very friendly.

This was a great start to my trip to the Cape."


" Great place"

(South Africa) J Rose-Innes | 24 May 2007

"Most enjoyable stay. Gracious hostess. Highly recommended"


"Highly recommended!"

(United Kingdom) Nicole Kean | 7 April 2007

"We had an amazing holiday and this was mostly due to our stay at Riverlea. Squirrels Leap was lovely and the host, Terry couldn't do enough for us, especially as we had a six month old baby! Riverlea is set in the ideal position for sightseeting and the breakfasts were amazing as well! Highly recomm..."

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"We had an amazing holiday and this was mostly due to our stay at Riverlea. Squirrels Leap was lovely and the host, Terry couldn't do enough for us, especially as we had a six month old baby! Riverlea is set in the ideal position for sightseeting and the breakfasts were amazing as well! Highly recommended!"


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Elizabeth Swanepoel | 27 March 2007

"Beautiful room; excellent facilities; serviced every day. An absolute pleasure to stay there. Lovely garden."


"Thank you!"

(South Africa) Gail Howarth | 11 October 2005

"Robin's Nest: Spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable suite. Hosts very welcoming yet completely respectful of our privacy. Breakfast was excellent.

Highly recommended."


"Riverlea"

(Netherlands) Leo Ham | 30 August 2005

"Very nice stay in a very good guesthouse. Riverlea knows what hospitality means."


"Riverlea “Checks all the boxes” and more!!"

(Canada) Peter | 29 March 2018

"My wife and I visited SA for a long overdue return to our home country to visit family, friends and places we love. Cape Town was the last leg of a 7 week trip. We are so thankful that our pre-trip research uncovered this outstanding B&B which put the icing on cake of a fantastic trip.

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"My wife and I visited SA for a long overdue return to our home country to visit family, friends and places we love. Cape Town was the last leg of a 7 week trip. We are so thankful that our pre-trip research uncovered this outstanding B&B which put the icing on cake of a fantastic trip.

Located in a perfect location in terms of easy access to all of Cape Town’s attractions, the accommodation is first class, well appointed, spotlessly maintained and serviced and Terry the owner is an absolute star. She could not have been more helpful during all stages of our trip, right from our first communication she was a consummate professional and during our stay we were made to feel totally at home by Terry, Her husband Tim and their lovely dogs Harvey and Bentley.

My wife is in the hospitality industry and as such views all accommodation we visit with a critical eye, well she was blown away by this well appointed, comfortable and beautifully presented accommodation.

We were in the Robins Nest unit, it is spacious, bright and has ample space and is well equipped for self catering which is what we elected to do. The fridge is a nice size, not the typical tiny hotel room size, and Terry provided a lovely bottle of wine plus crisps and treats on arrival. The room had ample cupboard space to unpack our several bags, there is a safe, good Wifi and DSTV.

There is also a pool in the lovely garden with comfortable loungers.

When we return to Cape Town we will be planning our trip around Riverlea having availability.

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"STUNNING GUESTHOUSE"

(South Africa) Lihle | 26 March 2018

"The place was absolutely beautiful.

The host was amazing, very welcoming, thoughtful, warm and free spirited soul. My husband and I had a pleasant stay in Capetown. Thank you RoomsForAfrica for the wonderful service too. You communicate very well.

Thank you"


"It's more than you expect"

(Germany) Birgit | 9 February 2018

"Exquisite!! Terry (host) lives and loves her accommodation, so many lovely details all around that makes you just feel comfortable. She is extremely helpful in every manor and always finds an answer to any question.
If you need time off here's the place to stay- home away from home.
Not to f..."

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"Exquisite!! Terry (host) lives and loves her accommodation, so many lovely details all around that makes you just feel comfortable. She is extremely helpful in every manor and always finds an answer to any question.
If you need time off here's the place to stay- home away from home.
Not to forget Bentley and Harwey, two really friendly dogs that love to have attention"


"More than a home away from home"

(South Africa) june | 4 March 2016

"What a great stay. Comfortable and large room fully self contained. Beautifully decorated with every need catered for. Excellent breakfast and Terry is a great host. Just sorry we can't stay longer."


"What a wonderful Host"

(South Africa) Devan | 20 November 2015

"My wife and I would like to thank you and Tim for a wonderful stay at Riverlea. Your wonderful and warm reception from the day we arrived was exceptional. The tranquil and peaceful setting of Riverlea also added to our pleasant stay. Neatness and cleanliness was never compromised. Your willingness t..."

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"My wife and I would like to thank you and Tim for a wonderful stay at Riverlea. Your wonderful and warm reception from the day we arrived was exceptional. The tranquil and peaceful setting of Riverlea also added to our pleasant stay. Neatness and cleanliness was never compromised. Your willingness to go "that extra mile" is highly commendable.
We shall certainly recommend Riverlea to our family and friends.
Thank you once again!
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"Absolutely lovely!"

(South Africa) Shaneen | 29 September 2015

"Everything was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Terry was kindness itself and her hospitality exceptional.
We really enjoyed our stay at Riverlea."


"Crisp and Attentive Service"

(South Africa) Ferguson | 7 April 2015

"Riverlea Squirrel's Nest - a Bed and Breakfast offering excellent hospitality and comfortable accommodation. The crisp white linen and tastefully decorated rooms also offered a sweet surprise - Terry left Easter treats for our daughters (and for the parents as well)!
We can highly recommend Riv..."

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"Riverlea Squirrel's Nest - a Bed and Breakfast offering excellent hospitality and comfortable accommodation. The crisp white linen and tastefully decorated rooms also offered a sweet surprise - Terry left Easter treats for our daughters (and for the parents as well)!
We can highly recommend Riverlea for the professional, yet personal service rendered - our family will definitely return soon. Thank you Terry and Tim!"


"Glad"

(South Africa) Cronje | 8 December 2014

"The stay was very nice. It was by far the best value for money in accommodation in Cape Town and I would most definitely recommend it to others."


"OUR LEAP INTO "SQUIRREL'S LEAP" AT RIVERLEA, Plumstead"

(South Africa) Ms Hennig | 1 December 2014

"What a lovely establishment!

With squirrels scurrying in the lush garden and leaping from tree to tree, this quaint and very private flatlet at Riverlea, "Squirrel's Leap", provided more than expected!

Extra personal touches, often missed in commercialised accommodation, made our ..."

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"What a lovely establishment!

With squirrels scurrying in the lush garden and leaping from tree to tree, this quaint and very private flatlet at Riverlea, "Squirrel's Leap", provided more than expected!

Extra personal touches, often missed in commercialised accommodation, made our stay unforgettable - ample space, beautiful yet practical furnishing, fine finishes, attention to detail and wonderful hosts!

I can highly recommend Riverlea to the discerning traveler and visitor.

Thank you again for a lovely stay!"


"Riverlea - everything you need"

(South Africa) Ms Donde | 7 April 2014

"This is a great place to stay. Wonderful hosts who have thought of everything makes for a great comfortable stay."


"THE GEM OF THE CAPE !"

(South Africa) Ted and Wilna Burden | 18 November 2013

"What an absolute gem in the heart of Constantia. The pristine cleanliness, remarkable attention to detail and homely comfort is hard to come by. The rooms are very spacious and all the little extras. A very well stocked fridge with essentials like milk, juice and even a marvellous bottle of wine. ..."

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"What an absolute gem in the heart of Constantia. The pristine cleanliness, remarkable attention to detail and homely comfort is hard to come by. The rooms are very spacious and all the little extras. A very well stocked fridge with essentials like milk, juice and even a marvellous bottle of wine. Good quality coffee, tea and little nibbles of potato chips and biscuits, make a person feel very welcome. Terry is a hostess second to none and her guideline booklet of close by restaurants, malls etc. proved to be of invaluable information - we tried several and her reviews are spot-on. The accommodation is by far superior to any guesthouse we have stayed at and Terry has made it very difficult for us to find suitable accommodation when not in Cape Town. No wonder her guests keep on returning. If you visit Cape Town and choose not to stay at Riverlea, you only have yourself to blame. "


"Top spot in Constantia."

(Australia) Mrs Jones | 28 September 2013

"Four of us spent six very happy and comfortable nights here. Great location, very quiet, the two apartments are spacious and very well appointed. We waited for nothing, Terry looked after our every need. Highly recommended."


"More than the extra mile"

(South Africa) Mrs Hattingh | 27 March 2013

"Words cannot express our appreciation at the outstanding hospitality received and the excellent accommodation offered. The breakfast was superb with the best crisp bacon I have ever eaten. Our every need was attended to. We had a late arrival and found our fridge stocked with yogurt, butter, frui..."

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"Words cannot express our appreciation at the outstanding hospitality received and the excellent accommodation offered. The breakfast was superb with the best crisp bacon I have ever eaten. Our every need was attended to. We had a late arrival and found our fridge stocked with yogurt, butter, fruit juice and wine. Hot cross buns and fresh fruit and a basket of crisps and snacks. Chocolate and flowers on our towels. Everything clean and crisp and comfortable. Our hostess could not do enough for us, we were even loaned jackets for our impromptu full moon picnic on signal hill. Thank you for a most memorable and indulged stay, we will be back."


"Triple "A""

(South Africa) Ms Antony | 20 April 2012

"Riverlea ~ Triple "A".......Amazing, Awesome Accommodation!!!!
I would not hesitate to HIGHLY recommend Riverlea to everyone I know!!! We were welcomed, on our arrival, by Terry (the owner) in the most wonderful warm and friendly manner! The establishment is furnished in a way that is extremely ..."

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"Riverlea ~ Triple "A".......Amazing, Awesome Accommodation!!!!
I would not hesitate to HIGHLY recommend Riverlea to everyone I know!!! We were welcomed, on our arrival, by Terry (the owner) in the most wonderful warm and friendly manner! The establishment is furnished in a way that is extremely relaxing and the attention to detail is magnificent.....from the moment you enter the door you feel "special" ~~ almost as if you have been "hugged"!!! The most beautiful fresh roses in a vase on the bedside table, towels that had been neatly placed on the bed, tied together with a sprig of Lavender and a chocolate! crisp linen, a fridge with a bottle of wine, fruit juice, bottled water and a jug of milk! Tea & coffee in beautiful jars on the kitchen counter, next to a basket with more "goodies" (rusks, biscuits, crisps etc!!!) Comfy chairs, fabulously comfortable bed!.....the bathroom beautifully decorated with lavish soaps, hand cream etc.
The establishment was ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS.....we cannot wait to return ~ rather sooner the later.........to this little piece of heaven...an absolute gem!"


"Memorable!"

(South Africa) Mrs Dowden | 23 March 2012

"In a 'nut-shell'!!!.... Our 'Squirrel's Leap' suite was Absolutely fabulous, spotless, comfortable, beautifully decorated and had those special touches that make a holiday memorable."


"Riverlea - fantastic!"

(South Africa) Edi Iacop | 18 November 2011

"Fantastic, relaxing, beautifully furnished, home from home, attention to detail, great host, etc. This is a real gem. Will definitely stay there again! Have recommended it to others. Thanks Terry!! "


"Home Away From Home"

(South Africa) Christi Lawless | 25 September 2011

"Welcomed by a gracious hostess, we walked into a beautiful room furnished with soft, neutral colours. There were special touches of roses, lavender and chocolates - evidence of care, thought and pride in her establishment. The rooms were immaculate yet warm and had everything needed to make one's st..."

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"Welcomed by a gracious hostess, we walked into a beautiful room furnished with soft, neutral colours. There were special touches of roses, lavender and chocolates - evidence of care, thought and pride in her establishment. The rooms were immaculate yet warm and had everything needed to make one's stay comfortable and enjoyable. We had a wonderful weekend and the only negative was that we couldn't stay longer in this "home away from home"! "


"Great stay"

(United Kingdom) Ms McIntosh | 26 July 2011

"Riverlea is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and every tiny attention to detail is there. Terry was extremely friendly, welcoming and totally made me feel at home and I, for sure, would stay there again when I next visit the Constansia area. "


"Riverlea - You cannot go wrong!"

(United Kingdom) Jo, Surrey | 21 April 2011

"I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in South Africa made all the more special by my stay at Riverlea. From the time of my first correspondence with Terry up until the moment I left I was not disappointed. My friend and I stayed in Robin's Nest which was tastefully decorated, beautifully ma..."

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"I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in South Africa made all the more special by my stay at Riverlea. From the time of my first correspondence with Terry up until the moment I left I was not disappointed. My friend and I stayed in Robin's Nest which was tastefully decorated, beautifully maintained and spacious. As is Squirrel's leap. On arrival Terry had stocked the kitchenette with tea, coffee and snacks. We had clean towels every day, the bathroom was well stocked with toiletries, there was clean white bed linen and we appreciated the little touches like flowers and sweeties. We would go out and any rubbish would miraculously disappear and the room would be left spotless. Terry truly seems to enjoy making her guests happy, nothing was too much trouble and although we had the kitchenette we did enjoy a lovely breakfast which should not be missed. I highly recommend Riverlea, Terry and Tim have made this a delightful and relaxing place to stay within easy reach of Cape Town and the stunning scenery of the Cape. I would recommend a car."


"First anniversary"

(South Africa) Mrs Cornelius | 10 November 2010

"We had an amazing weekend. It was our first wedding anniversary and Terry went out of her way to make the weekend extra special. She was so friendly when we arrived and we got a lovely surprise when we entered the room. I can recommend Riverlea to all my family and friends, and would definitely stay..."

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"We had an amazing weekend. It was our first wedding anniversary and Terry went out of her way to make the weekend extra special. She was so friendly when we arrived and we got a lovely surprise when we entered the room. I can recommend Riverlea to all my family and friends, and would definitely stay there again."


"Best value, best accommodation in Cape Town!"

(New Zealand) Mr Stubbs | 12 October 2010

"Riverlea could not have been a better choice for us. It's description on the "Rooms for Africa" website was what first attracted us to book there. We were thrilled when on arrival we were met by the owner in person and given a warm welcome. Comfort, cleanliness and every attention to detail were p..."

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"Riverlea could not have been a better choice for us. It's description on the "Rooms for Africa" website was what first attracted us to book there. We were thrilled when on arrival we were met by the owner in person and given a warm welcome. Comfort, cleanliness and every attention to detail were provided throughout our stay there. Terry, the owner, could not have done more for us - imagine our surprise to find home-baked rusks, chocolates, fruit and nougat placed in our kitchen! In addition to the exquisite taste of the furnishings, the modest price of Riverlea makes it a winner in every category! We will definitely stay there should we ever visit Cape Town again."


"Ms Bester"

(South Africa) Ms BESTER | 6 October 2010

"Excellent facilities and service. Attention to detail is noted. I will definitely book at Riverlea in future. Thank you! "


"Riverlea"

(United States) Mrs Helmandollar | 2 June 2010

"We had a great time at Riverlea. Terry our hostess was very accommodating. She helped us find a great restraint, order pizza to be delivered and fixed a very nice breakfast. Our rooms were very nice and clean. We loved it there and when we are in Cape Town again we will definitely stay there. "


"Wonderful Accommodation."

(South Africa) Mr Aitken | 27 March 2010

"Riverlea is a wonderful place to stay. The room is lovely."


"Riverlea"

(Germany) Mrs Juettner | 15 March 2010

"The owner Mrs. Terry Watkins-Baker is a very nice person, who takes very much care of her visitors. The apartment was very nice, clean and equipped with all facilities needed. You always had the feeling you are at home! We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a great place of hospitality. I would alwa..."

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"The owner Mrs. Terry Watkins-Baker is a very nice person, who takes very much care of her visitors. The apartment was very nice, clean and equipped with all facilities needed. You always had the feeling you are at home! We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a great place of hospitality. I would always recommend Riverlea. "


"Our Stay at Riverlea!"

(United Kingdom) Stuart & Kathy | 22 February 2010

"We still miss Riverlea! In locating this guesthouse, we found two gems: the property itself and Terry, the "hostess with the mostest". We had misgivings about self-catering, something we had never done before, but we are now avid fans. Our room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed. Wi..."

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"We still miss Riverlea! In locating this guesthouse, we found two gems: the property itself and Terry, the "hostess with the mostest". We had misgivings about self-catering, something we had never done before, but we are now avid fans. Our room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed. With its private entrance, plentiful storage space, full bathroom and small kitchen, it is an ideal spot for an extended visit. We cannot recommend Riverlea highly enough! "


"Nice place to stay - High level of Hospitality -"

(France) Mr Lepers | 1 December 2009

"We really enjoyed our stay at Riverlea.
Terry has really a sense of hospitality and her pieces of advice were useful to accomodate the visit of Cape Town and its surroundings.
It is really a place I would recommend for people you want to stay in Cape Town.
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"The best of the best"

(United Kingdom) Alan Bridges | 25 October 2009

"We have stayed in more than a few B and B's in South Africa and Riverlea is certainly in the top three. Bright, spacious and clean rooms with meticulous attention to detail everywhere; most helpful and pleasant hostess; lovely area with good restaurants and great wineries nearby; safe parking and go..."

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"We have stayed in more than a few B and B's in South Africa and Riverlea is certainly in the top three. Bright, spacious and clean rooms with meticulous attention to detail everywhere; most helpful and pleasant hostess; lovely area with good restaurants and great wineries nearby; safe parking and good security; what more can you ask?"


"Perfect accommodation"

(Germany) Monika and Michael | 27 September 2009

"We enjoyed Riverlea as a perfect accommodation for Cape Town. Situated close to the wine yards of Constantia it offers beautiful and spotlessly clean rooms in a quiet environment. Even when arriving late in the evening Terry offered us her warm hospitality. Delicious breakfast have been served and s..."

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"We enjoyed Riverlea as a perfect accommodation for Cape Town. Situated close to the wine yards of Constantia it offers beautiful and spotlessly clean rooms in a quiet environment. Even when arriving late in the evening Terry offered us her warm hospitality. Delicious breakfast have been served and she cared as well about the kids. Next time in Cape Town we will stay at Riverlea again!"


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(Netherlands) Mr Cornelissen | 21 December 2008

"Located perfectly to visit the peninsula and Cape Town. Robin's nest is a very nice and comfortable room. The welcome was very friendly and warm. Perfect breakfast. We loved our stay."


"Comfortable and Caring"

(United Arab Emirates) Mr Bruce | 27 November 2008

"Squirrel's Leap at Riverlea looked good on their web site but the comfort of the accomodation and the care displayed by Terry, the owner, exceeded our expectations beyond measure. The accomodation was spotlessly clean and provided everything needed for a self catering holiday with an en suite bathro..."

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"Squirrel's Leap at Riverlea looked good on their web site but the comfort of the accomodation and the care displayed by Terry, the owner, exceeded our expectations beyond measure. The accomodation was spotlessly clean and provided everything needed for a self catering holiday with an en suite bathroom and a spare room for the visitors with children. Equipment included a fridge, microwave and sink. Fresh bedding and towels were supplied every day. Laundry could be done daily. The breakfasts Terry prepared were well presented and were enough to sustain us for the bulk of the day. All this made for a very happy stay. We will be recommending Riverlea."


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Mr Meyer | 3 June 2008

"I regularly stay at only the best hotels internationally, arriving at Riverlea; I was really stunned by the nice hospitality of Terry. When phoning her on my way to the guesthouse she immediately knew who I was and greeted me on my name. The unit is spacious and the photo's on the web site does no..."

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"I regularly stay at only the best hotels internationally, arriving at Riverlea; I was really stunned by the nice hospitality of Terry. When phoning her on my way to the guesthouse she immediately knew who I was and greeted me on my name. The unit is spacious and the photo's on the web site does not nearly reflect on how nice the place really looks. I enjoyed every moment of my stay and would recommend it to anybody looking for accommodation in Cape Town."


"Gold Medal for Hospitality!"

(South Africa) Mrs Wintour | 30 May 2008

"Terry is just the epitome of hospitality - I had my 85 year old mother with me so any travelling for her is a challenge and Terry seemed to anticipate absolutely everything that we would need and need to know. The accommodation is so pretty, spotlessly clean, warm and inviting - cannot think of any..."

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"Terry is just the epitome of hospitality - I had my 85 year old mother with me so any travelling for her is a challenge and Terry seemed to anticipate absolutely everything that we would need and need to know. The accommodation is so pretty, spotlessly clean, warm and inviting - cannot think of anything negative! Definitely will be back!"


"Highly recommended, thank you for a lovely stay Terry!"

(South Africa) anonymous | 14 April 2008

"We had a lovely stay at Riverlea (Robins Nest), found the room spacious and cosy and Terry to be a perfect hostess (the breakfast was outstanding). Moreover Riverlea is perfectly located - the highway taking you back to Cape Town is just a minutes drive away and so is the stunning Constantia Wine Ro..."

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"We had a lovely stay at Riverlea (Robins Nest), found the room spacious and cosy and Terry to be a perfect hostess (the breakfast was outstanding). Moreover Riverlea is perfectly located - the highway taking you back to Cape Town is just a minutes drive away and so is the stunning Constantia Wine Route which is very well worth a visit. We would love to come back any time!"


"Home from home"

(South Africa) Mr McCulley | 30 July 2007

"We arrived when the heavens opened, and was well received by a smiling Terry, who made us feel so welcome from the time we arrived. The spacious, warm and beautiful room and bathroom was extremely pleasing on the eye. Being offered a sherry just helped warm us up. Having partied too late, we arrived..."

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"We arrived when the heavens opened, and was well received by a smiling Terry, who made us feel so welcome from the time we arrived. The spacious, warm and beautiful room and bathroom was extremely pleasing on the eye. Being offered a sherry just helped warm us up. Having partied too late, we arrived to having a hot water bottle in our beds. What made our stay so enjoyable was the attention to detail and the style and manner in which Terry runs here business. Well, breakfast was an absolute treat, in a homely environment with a hostess that knows how to pamper her guests. Thanks Terry, we will be back.

We recommend that you visit Terry at Riverlea, you will have a super stay. "


"Warm and friendly."

(South Africa) Mr Mountford | 23 July 2007

"On arrival, we were met by Terry the owner in the car park. She has this most wonderful, warm and infectious smile which immediately made us feel welcome. As she took us up to the rooms she explained everything about her self and her family, making us feel welcomed into their home. The rooms were sp..."

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"On arrival, we were met by Terry the owner in the car park. She has this most wonderful, warm and infectious smile which immediately made us feel welcome. As she took us up to the rooms she explained everything about her self and her family, making us feel welcomed into their home. The rooms were spotlessly clean with a feeling of home from home. Terry had provided emergency supplies, just in case we needed something immediately, such as milk, tea, coffee, etc as well as a cold beer and bottle of wine.
During our stay, we were so busy, as we were out by 07h00 and back late at night, sometimes even 23h00 that we never saw Terry or her family, yet our rooms were always clean and tidy on our return. The Sunday morning we left at 06.h00, and we were so surprised to see Terry waving us goodbye with her wonderful happy smile.

We give them ten out of ten."


"Perfect hosts."

(United Kingdom) Mr Sanderson | 19 July 2007

"Its when things go wrong that you really appreciate a good host, and being ill on holiday is no fun but Terry & Tim were superb. They helped get my girlfriend and I to the nearest clinic and showed genuine interest in her well being.

This was in addition to very tasteful and immaculately p..."

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"Its when things go wrong that you really appreciate a good host, and being ill on holiday is no fun but Terry & Tim were superb. They helped get my girlfriend and I to the nearest clinic and showed genuine interest in her well being.

This was in addition to very tasteful and immaculately presented accommodation, whereby we booked the Robins Nest suite.

Our overall feeling was that we had being staying with friends, probably the highest compliment we could pay Terry & Tim.

Thanks guys, you're stars and we promise you we’ll be back!
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"Beyond Excellence!"

(South Africa) Mrs Midgley | 17 April 2007

"In South Africa, we tend to be accepting of sub standard service as a general norm. At Riverlea, not only was the accommodation superb, the level of service was among the BEST that I have ever experienced. Terry, the host, goes way beyond what is expected from a Guest House. When I am next in Cape T..."

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"In South Africa, we tend to be accepting of sub standard service as a general norm. At Riverlea, not only was the accommodation superb, the level of service was among the BEST that I have ever experienced. Terry, the host, goes way beyond what is expected from a Guest House. When I am next in Cape Town, I won't even consider staying anywhere else, irrespective of if I have to travel to where I want to be for the day.
She is an exceptional person and made it a "Home from Home" stay!
Congratulations to Terry and keep up the fantastic job that you are doing!
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"A dream!"

(South Africa) Sally Nicol | 26 January 2007

"From the moment I arrived at the Riverlea, my first ipression was how pretty and neat it was. The hostess Terry wasn't expecting me at that time but was so accomadating and showed me around happily. I wasn't actually going to be staying there, i had just come to have a look. (but I wished I was! i h..."

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"From the moment I arrived at the Riverlea, my first ipression was how pretty and neat it was. The hostess Terry wasn't expecting me at that time but was so accomadating and showed me around happily. I wasn't actually going to be staying there, i had just come to have a look. (but I wished I was! i had booked the Robin's Nest for a work Associate who was coming down from Mafikeng much later that night.) Everything looked so cool, clean,pretty and harmonious. A quaint little flatlet with a private bathroom, kitchen and balcony. You can see that Terry and her husband love their home and take pride in the appearance. I told her that the guest's flight was only coming in after 10pm that night, but she said she didn't mind waiting for her.

When the lady did arrive, the first thing she said was "Ooh! I could stay here for a month!" (she was unfortunately only staying for 2 nights). Terry made her feel welcome immidiately. She had out out fresh towels with Lavender scent, and stocked some nice munchies in the fridge esspecially for her.

Teri kindly rearranged her schedule so that she could be there to make breakfast early enough for me to have our guest at work on time. That morning when I fetched our guest she said what a wonderful sleep and beautiful breakfast she had had. I asked her if she wanted me to take her out for something to eat that evening, but she prefered to stay in! Terry had kindly organised her a special request for "fish & chips"!

I am so pleased that we discovered this dream home! We will definately be using it again as we are always flying associates down from all over the country. It is just aroung the corner from our office, but questly nestled away in the Constantia Meadows. It is really a treat for our guests, and great to know that they will be SO well taken care of!!

Thank you Terry and Tim!!"


"Riverlea - a wonderful weekend"

(South Africa) Ms Nitch | 11 December 2006

"Accommodation newly renovated, attractive and clean. Fresh flowers made it homely. Kitchenette very useful.
Fruit, drinks and biscuits supplied as part of the service - nice touch

Separate entrance lets you come and go as you please. Room serviced unobtrusively.

An excellent B ..."

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"Accommodation newly renovated, attractive and clean. Fresh flowers made it homely. Kitchenette very useful.
Fruit, drinks and biscuits supplied as part of the service - nice touch

Separate entrance lets you come and go as you please. Room serviced unobtrusively.

An excellent B & B that will recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town
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