Sleeping Beauty Guest House

Built in 1880 as a parsonage this gracious Georgian style house, breathes character and ambience in a street graced by beautifully restored homes. The house is set back from the road with well kept lawns and flower beds while the back garden rolls down to the river with an attractive duck pond. In this tranquil setting guests can enjoy tea in the garden and enjoy the superb view of the Sleeping Beauty mountain peak after which the house is named.

Our bedrooms are large, with high, beamed ceilings, wall heaters ensure your comfort in winter and ceiling fans cool the air in summer. Riversdale has excellent restaurants but a candlelight dinner with your hosts is an option which has led many of our guests to return. This does need to be pre booked, the fruit and vegetables served are mostly home grown. We pride ourselves on our personal service and knowledge of this beautiful country and are happy to advise guests on things to do and see and routes to other destinations.

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  • "Friendly and comfortable"

    04 November 2018

    "Breakfast was wonderful and a nice and friendly hostess and host"

    Tinka le Roux
  • "Sleeping Beauty"

    05 November 2016

    "Such a lovely home set in beautiful, peaceful grounds with lovely hosts. This was my second visit with friends from Europe. I would happily recommend Sleeping Beauty as a place to stay and will certainly visit again."

    Christine Crowley, South Africa
  • "Good stay. Really enjoyable"

    28 June 2016

    "We unfortunately only overnighted, but would have loved to stay over for a few days."

    Jacques Hugo, South Africa
  • "Its forsure a Sleeping Beauty."

    04 February 2015

    "Had a wonderful and pleasant stay at your Guest House. Thank you for your hospitality we felt very much at home.Until next timeJan & Riana LandmanVereeniging"

    Riana Landman, South Africa
  • "Comfortable"

    29 January 2015

    "Clean and comfortable. Nice place to overnight on the way to the Overberg from Port Elizabeth."

    Eddie Watson, South Africa
  • "What a wonderful sleep we had!"

    07 July 2012

    "We were made very welcome and our takeaway supper was warmed for us. Lovely comfortable beds and view from window was stunning. Whilst a beautiful old house. Hosts were so friendly and helpful and breakfast was delicious. Directions to the house were rather difficult to follow in the dark. I think that we came in at the wrong turn off, but did not know at the time of turning off that there was more than one turn off. Will definitely come back next time we overnight in Riversdale."

    douglas bell, South Africa
  • "Fantastic"

    24 December 2011

    "Excellent accommodation. Tremendous hosts, wonderful guests, great conversation and tranquil atmosphere."

    John Poerstel, Anguilla
  • "Great"

    19 March 2011

    "Very nice people and a charming house. To sit in the shade in the garden was great and also to examine all the plants growing there."

    Bengt Mattsson, Sweden
  • "A great stay!"

    14 February 2011

    "The couple who run the Sleeping Beauty Guest House are both friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful and my one recommendation would be to arrive while the sun is shining! We woke up refreshed to an amazing breakfast and some tales of the guests who were there before us. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!"

    Nicole von St Ange, South Africa
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