Rivergate: Gatehouse Cottage

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

There’s country charm and understated luxury aplenty at Rivergate Guest Farm, located on a bank of the Klein River just a short drive from Stanford. The property is home to an array of farm animals, including alpacas, chickens and miniature donkeys, adding to its authentic rural appeal. Guests can choose between four self-catering cottages (each with a wood-fired hot tub) where carefully sourced Cape country furniture and beautiful fabrics create a memorable farm getaway.

The property boasts a picturesque garden with meticulously cultivated flowerbeds, fruitful orchards, and a flourishing vegetable garden. The latter supplies the on-site restaurant, which is open on Fridays and Saturdays for delicious lunches, decadent cakes and coffee. Additionally, guests can order braai baskets, cheese boards, or other meals to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own cottage.

There’s easy access to the river for fishing, swimming and canoeing, and the area offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and mountain-biking. Stanford, with its shops, galleries, restaurants and wine estates, is just a short drive away.


Gatehouse is a double-storey cottage sleeping six in three ensuite bedrooms. It looks over the gardens towards the Klein River Mountains.

Indoor living

  • 3 bedrooms (queen-size bed, king-size bed and twin beds)
  • 3 ensuite bathrooms with large walk-in shower
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Spacious open-plan living area with a fireplace
  • Desk and reading nook
  • Dining table and chairs

Outdoor living

  • Covered verandah with built-in braai, seating and dining areas
  • Upstairs balcony with seating
  • Garden with wood-fired hot tub


On the property

  • Bird-watching and nature walks
  • Swimming, fishing, canoeing and SUPing on the river
  • Restaurant serving lunch, cakes and coffee (Friday + Saturday only)
  • Farm shop selling fresh produce and artisanal products

In the area

  • Shops, galleries and restaurants in Stanford
  • Stanford and Agulhas wine routes
  • Cruises on the Klein River
  • Whale-watching tours from Hermanus
  • Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Walker Bay Nature Reserve


  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Heating
  • Pool
  • Dedicated Work Space
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Serviced
  • Backup Power
  • Baby Cot

Best for

  • Families


Low Season
R6,100.00 Per Night

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