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River Roost

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at River Roost twice now, once in the private cottage as a family of four and once as a Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts are always so welcoming and warm and excellent company. The cottage is quite separate, so very tranquil and the setting is idyllic in the beautiful trees and vegetation overlooking the Bushman's River. Self-catering...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Lesley Thanks for the positive comments. We are looking forward to tracking Phillip's journey through College. I also enjoy getting his insights into his experiences there. All the best Simon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful, relaxing weekend - the cabin was so beautiful, and they really thought of everything. We will definitely be going back! The warm hospitality was real treat - we definitely recommend River Roost to anyone looking to go on holiday in Kenton!

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments Erica and for being our "marketing agent" in Natal. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at River Roost. All the best.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simon and Judy, you are such awesome hosts and make a person feel so welcome in your well appointed home. The views are stunning with awesome vistas to savior and take in. It's that AHA moment from the moment you welcome your guests that will stay with us for ever.

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Thanks Edward, we look forward to welcoming you back at River Roost again .... soon.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Simon and Judy are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to ensure their guests enjoy a relaxing time at their guest house. The meals we enjoyed were excellent. The grounds are lovingly cared for and the view to the River is great. River Roost is in a wonderful setting. The beaches of the Indian Ocean are a short...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Beth & Currie We so enjoyed having you to stay. We will be in touch with you when next in Canada.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our hosts Judy and Simon (and also the dogs Charlie and Feebee [spelt like this?]) were absolutely marvellous. We, a family of four from Northern Germany, enjoyed the friendliness, hospitality and especially the food and atmosphere of the luxorious place! Recommended as a starting and coming back place when visiting Sibuya Game Reserve, but could also be a place where...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Judy and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to when you visit us again .... otherwise we will have to come to Germany!!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

An very comfortable stay in a property situated away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful gardens and with magnificent of the river and river valley. Wonderful hosts but at the same time complete privacy with a separate entrance. We will definitely be back.

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Des Thanks for the kind words. We enjoyed having you to stay. Did you leave your dark glasses behind?

Reviewed 19 January 2017

We enjoyed a delightful stay here over the New Year. Our large family took over all 3 rooms in the main house so we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves. The accommodation was outstanding and our hosts Simon and Judy made us all feel very welcome and encouraged us to treat the house as our own (which we...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Dear Tim & Julia We so enjoyed having you and the family stay with us. So much happiness around the house. I hope we see you again sometime.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gracious friendly hosts in Simon and Judy. A little Garden of Eden. It felt like home in a 5-star bush lodge. Very comfortable rooms with all amenities and spectacular sunset views over the river. Sundowners on the large wooden deck and al fresco dining make for an amazing time. Every room has a spectacular view. A cozy fireplace for those...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi John It was great to meet you and Kerry, even if briefly. I hope you enjoyed your time with Jeremy. Next time we want a bit more of your time!! All the best Simon & Judy

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience and value for money. Stunning views with solitude, peace and quiet. Best kept secret in Kenton. Owners Simon and Judy very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Ideal for couples, nature lovers or families with older children/teenagers.

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Thanks Roland. Please send us your dates for January so that we can make sure there is space for you. And just to think we met all those years ago.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the River Roost. It checks all the right boxes for a good stay in a bed and breakfast. Comfortable rooms. DSTV. Lots of lovely mags and plenty of hot water ! The hosts are special and so friendly and the view is stunning! Breakfast is a communal table which you share with other guests. I...

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Guys We have found that most people that visit us enjoy the family atmosphere around the table and finding out other peoples views on current affairs. I am sorry you didn't mention that you would prefer to eat separately as we would have set a table overlooking the "waterfall" for you. We have done that before. Thanks for staying...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about River Roost

Address: Grahamstown Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
River Roost South Africa/Kenton-On-Sea
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“The self-catering cottage on the edge of the Bushman's River is a must. Secluded and comfortable with stunning views and amazing birdlife”
  • Beautiful views
johnmclaren8, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“room facing the river is the best”
MoccaJava, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Request a room with view. The cottage is beautiful but the road steep and difficult to access.”
TouristGuide, 23 May 2015 | Read review
“We only know the cottage.I think the B/B are more 5 star than the cottage”
WillemanEsme, 13 May 2015 | Read review
“We had the end room (front of house). All rooms have entrance through the front of the house or your own separate entrance. The bed was extremely comfortable, beautiful South African mohair throws & a fantastic big shower & deep old fashioned bath.”
Motivate33, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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