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River Bend is a historic building & national monument which has been stylishly renovated into 4 contemporary-styled self-catering units.

These charming 4 star heritage cottages offer private indoor & outdoor space with a tasteful mix of historic character & modern-day comfort.

Situated in a peaceful residential area with an easy 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to restaurants & shops, it is the perfect place to unwind under our crystal clear Karoo sky. 

Come and soak up the beauty, peace and stillness of our beautiful Karoo.  


Cottages 2,3 and 4 offer: 

an en-suite air-conditioned bedroom, open-plan lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, 1 or 2 sleeper couches in the lounge, private braai area on the patio & secure, off-street parking with direct access into the cottage.


Cottage 1  offers: 

an en-suite bedroom, open plan lounge with a sleeper couch for one, kitchenette, covered front verandah & a private entrance.

Cottage 1 has on-street parking at the front door and secure, off-street parking within the premises, a thirty-second walk away around the street corner.  

Each cottage has a designated parking bay with room for an unhitched, Venter-size trailer. There is no room for boats, big/high trailers or campervans.

Rates & Check-in

From R 600 per person sharing.


Click on "BOOK NOW" above to view the detailed rates. 

We have self-check-in and check-out using lockboxes.   


Join us in the Great Karoo, a vast, semi-desert in South Africa, one of the world's few remaining sanctuaries of clean air and water.

  It is there, under the patient guard of the Valley of Desolation's dolerite cliffs that the town of Graaff-Reinet was established in 1786.

Welcome to our elegant, old-world, charming town. 

"Highly Recommended!

Ideally situated to explore Graaff-Reinet & surrounds. Riverbend Cottage is a spacious & comfortable flatlet - perfect for a self-catering getaway.   Highly recommended and within close proximity to local restaurants.   Thank you for a lovely stay!:

"Extremely Friendly.

The Riverbend's self-catering units are very spacious and neatly decorated. I liked that externally it looked old-fashioned but the interior is modern. It has off-road parking and each unit has a patio area. The staff are extremely friendly and very accommodating. I will definitely book this accommodation the next time I visit Graaff Reinet."

"Stunning decor and a lovely little "stoep".

Riverbend Self Catering Cottages are beautiful with stunning decor and a lovely little "stoep" where you can relax and braai. The self-catering unit has everything you need, from air-conditioning to lovely bedding to keep you warm in the chilly Karoo. The hostess is extremely friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed. We will definitely be back in the future."

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