Housed in two adjacent manor houses and set in a landscaped garden on the banks of the Eerste River, we offer discerning travellers an unforgettable experience in a gloriously romantic environment.
* Luggage Services
* Tour Desk
* Dry Cleaning
* Room Service
* Ironing service
* Outdoor pool
Stellenbosch is situated in the Cape Winelands region of the Western Cape, South Africa. The second oldest town in South Africa, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679 and renowned for its Cape Dutch buildings, university, rugby and wines. Stellenbosch lies in a fertile valley surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains. It is an academic and farming community and is one of the best preserved towns in South Africa.
In Room Facilities:
* Safety deposit box
Suggested Travel Ideas while staying at River Manor
* Whales /Hermanus
90 minutes drive from RM
Hermanus is whale capital of our coastline (May - Late Nov), and makes the perfect day trip. Travel to Hermanus along the magnificent coastal road with inspiring views of False Bay and a good chance of seeing whales.
Once in Hermanus enjoy a walk along the cliffs to view whales as close as 50m off the shore, listen for the whale crier who alerts visitors to the presence of Southern Right whales in the bay.
Enjoy lunch at a number of fantastic seafood restaurant, Seafood at the Marine - Relais & Chateau, Bietnangs Cave - Great seafood in a cave restaurant in the cliffs
* White Shark Diving / Gansbaai
2 hours drive from RM
Gansbaai is considered the best place in the world to dive with these magnificent creatures. All of the companies offering diving charters have a strong commitment to educating people about these misunderstood animals.
All equipment is provided and no diving experience is necessary.
* Wine and chocolate / Waterford Wine Estate
15 minutes drive from RM
Waterford is arguable one of the most beautiful wine estate in the area. The estate produces a selection of world class red wines which they invite you to taste with a selection of hand made chocolates, producing a unique series of sensations for the taste buds.
* Vergelegen Wine Estate / Somerset West
30 minutes drive from RM
This magnificent estate is home to a collection of 300 year old camphor trees preserved in over 10 acres of manicured gardens, indigenous forests and formal English rose gardens.
The estate has several good restaurants ranging from the formal Lady Phillips to café style eateries set in the extensive gardens. Vergelegen also produces a range of top quality wines which may be sampled at their tasting centre on the estate.
* Harold Porter Botanical Gardens / Betty's Bay
90 hours drive from RM
The "Overberg" is reputed to be one of the most botanically diverse areas on the planet. The Harold Porter gardens conserve this diversity amidst a cleverly designed series of paths and waking trails for visitors to explore and discover over 1500 plant species.
* La Petite Ferme / Franschhoek
1 hours drive from RM
Set on the hill side overlooking the town of Franschhoek, this family owned and run country kitchen and boutique cellar is know for its long lazy lunches, good wine and amazing views.
* Vintage Cars / L'Ormarins Wine Estate
50 minutes drive from RM
This wine estate, over and above producing a selection of great wines is home to a collection of over vintage 300 cars.
* Golf / Paarl
1 hour drive from RM
Pearl Valley Golf course is a Jack Niklaus signature course developed between Franschhoek and Paarl. The course is home to the South African Open held every year in December.
* Boschendal Wine Estate / Pniel
30 minutes drive from RM
This extensive estate has one of the finest tasting rooms in the winelands, set under a massive old oak this a great stop en route to Franschhoek for lunch.
* Art / Stellenbosch
10 minutes drive from RM
The Ruperts are a well known South African family. They have made extensive contributions to the fabric of our society. They are the patrons of a collection of the finest original South African Art work housed in their museum in town.