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River Roost

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The River Roost is a beautiful, charming and serene place to stay in Kenton. Judy and Simon are the most warm and gracious hosts and truly treat you like family. Our car broke down as we pulled in to the River Roost and Simon and...More

Thank mroseinnes
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stayed at River Roost with our two young daughters in October, and had the pleasure of experiencing both the self-catering cottage and the guesthouse. The cosy log cabin cottage was spacious, clean and well equipped, surrounded by nature and wonderfully close to the river...More

Thank maryglaister
Response from SimonGH, Owner at River RoostResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Mary Thank you for your review. We love big happy families staying with us and look forward to your return. Come in the summer when it is a lot cooler down here than in Salt Rock. We are working on the garden so there...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is certainly one of the best guesthouses we have stayed in on our frequent visits to SA The owners are the loviest people and cannot do enough for you. Their house is beautiful and the river views are stunning. Our rooom was extremely comfortable...More

Thank mary1hosken
Response from SimonGH, Owner at River RoostResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Mary & Michael, thank you for the kind comments and for sharing your ideas on education. I hope we can convince Matt & Charlotte to send their children to school in Grahamstown. Very good schools!!!

Reviewed 3 December 2017

This the place to feel at home. From the first minute of our stay we had this warm feeling of finally having reached our destination. The house and the property are a dream and Judy and Simon are the most gentle hosts one could imagine....More

Thank exc01
Response from SimonGH, Owner at River RoostResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Christian & Renata It was so good to have you stay. You brought the rain with you and then it warmed up for your stay at the game reserve. I can't wait to have the reunion celebration in Hamburg!! Have a wonderful Christmas at...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

As the other reviews say, Judy and Simon Oliver are a delightful couple, wonderfully suited to offering hospitality. Their home is beautiful and has good personality, accentuated by their friendly dogs. The accommodations are comfortable and there are several thoughtful touches. We were blessed to...More

Thank Rodney M
Response from SimonGH, Owner at River RoostResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Rod, I agree that your stay was too short .. we needed more time to work out why an Englishman lives in Scotland and has an American email address!! We did enjoy talking about Brexit and Scottish independence. I hope we see you again...More

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"The tip is to have a car or arrange your own transportation, since River Roost is beyond walking distance..."
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"All the rooms are peaceful and there is a self cater cottage too."
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"The self-catering cottage on the edge of the Bushman's River is a must. Secluded and comfortable with..."
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"room facing the river is the best"
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