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About Heritage House

At Heritage House we offer you a quiet and peaceful stay in tranquil surroundings. We are an ideal stopover point between Cape Town and the east coast or as a base for a leisurely exploration of this lovely part of the garden route. Set in a beautiful garden in the oldest street in Riversdale, the historic Cape longhouse was built in 1859 as the residence of the first magistrate of the town. It is currently being lovingly restored.

Overlooking the reedy Vette River, the establishment has stunning views of the Langeberg Mountains, including the Sleeping Beauty Mountains. With a riding school on one side and a horse farm on the other we have a country atmosphere while the town centre is just a short walk away.

We have two cosy cottages and two rooms in the historical main house available for your stay. All units are fully self-catering and tea, coffee, milk and breakfast cereals are provided. All units have heaters for our cooler months and fans for the warmer months.

Electric blankets are provided, stretcher beds and camp cot available, braai facilities are available, TV with SABC channels and we are pet friendly.

Your hosts Brian and Robyn Learmonth wait to welcome you to our lovely home.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Displayed rates include accommodation for two guests per cottage. Extra guests will be charged R100.00 per person per day. Please enquire for an accurate quote.

Room availability and prices

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  • Porcupine room Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Porcupine room is downstairs in the main house.The room has a single bed and private shower,hand basin and loo.Tea... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R275 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Gecko Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Gecko room is situated downstairs in the historic main house. This large room has two single beds, kitchenette and priva... see more
        from R475 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Giraffe Room Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Located upstairs in the main house, this large family room has a private bathroom and kitchenette. Tea, coffee and brea... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Upstairs, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities
            from R475 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Guinea Fowl Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Guinea Fowl cottage has two single beds upstairs and a third downstairs. An extra bed can be added if needed. It has a... see more Features:  Local channels, Shower only, Single beds, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
                from R500 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Zebra Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Zebra cottage has a double bedroom and a separate bedroom with two single beds. A stretcher bed can be added if necessar... see more
                    from R500 For 2 guests
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Heritage House

                      15 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Bernadine Terblanche
                      05 June 2017

                      Excellent value for money. Will be going back

                      Charmaine Pook
                      05 June 2017

                      Beautiful little piece of paradise. We felt so at home.

                      Dr Michiel Geldenhuys
                      11 May 2017

                      Silence stilte stilte stilte = 20 characters

                      Alison Duncan
                      05 April 2017

                      We loved everything about our short overnight stay. On arrival Robyn offered us a vacant cottage instead of the room that we'd booked. It really is an awesome place

                      Michele Murry
                      27 March 2017

                      The accommodation was very clean, Robyn was very Friendly and made use feel welcome. There are gorgeous cats as well. We ended up with breakfast in town at the jail which was stunning

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                      Heritage House Map

                      Heritage House is 1.2km from the centre of Riversdale , the nearest airport 124.8km (George Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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