Country holiday house in Suurbraak

About Riversong

A simple, but comfortable house surrounded by nature

Riversong is set on the banks of the Buffeljags River near the Missionary town of Suurbraak.  It borders a nature reserve and is nestled up against the Langberg Mountains.  The house has unobstructed views down the River, perfect to watch the sunset.  It is a wonderful place to swim, hike and explore the surrounding area. Activities include swimming in the river and waterfalls, canoeing and hiking the surrounding mountains, bird watching and exploring Suurbraak and Tradouws Pass

There is no electricity in this little pocket of Suurbraak, the house runs on gas.  It is therefore the perfect place to have a digital detox and get away from city life. 


Country life at its best

Accommodation consists of 2 double bedrooms and 1 single.  A bathroom ensuite with shower and bath.  Second bathroom with shower.  There is a sleeper couch in the lounge area if extra bedding is required.

Open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge.  Indoor fireplace and outdoor braai area.

There is no electricity in the area, but the house is equipped with gas geysers, fridge and stove and solar lamps and paraffin lamps.  

Accommodation is self catering.  The house can comfortably sleep 7/8 persons.

Bedding, bathroom towels and gas supplied

Living room area

The lounge has an indoor fireplace and a sleeper couch as extra bedding if needed.  The dining area is open plan


The kitchen overlooks the living area.  It has a gas fridge, stove and geyser for hot water.  There is a double sink and a pantry.  There is a breakfast bar for additional seating.

Main bedroom 

Then main bedroom is ensuite and has two single beds and open cupboard shelves and hanging space as well as a dressing table and large mirror

Bathroom en suite

The en suite bathroom has a bath as well as a shower.  There is a gas geyser for hot water.

Second and third bedroom 

The second bedroom has a double bed and open shelving.  The third bedroom has two single beds and a cupboard

Second Bathroom

The shared bathroom has a shower  with a hot water gas geyser 

Outside area

Their is seating on the stoep and an outdoor braai area

Things to do

Things to do in and around Suurbraak

Riversong is bordered by the Buffelsjag River and surrounding Langeberg mountain range.  There are plenty of water activities such as swimming, paddling and fishing.  The mountains provide a variety of hikes where you can explore the local fynbos and stop to swim in the numerous waterfalls and clear pools.

There is a  variety of mountain bike trails around Suurbraak.  Permits can be bought at the local restaurant in the town of Suurbraak.   For information and maps of the routes: 


The quaint missionary town of Suurbraak is 2km away from Riversong.  The little village of Suurbraak lies in a fold of the Langeberg Mountains just down from the incredibleTradouws Pass.

It’s a former mission village that gives the word ‘quaint’ new meaning. The heart of the village of Suurbraak has been preserved, and the buildings that rest on the village square and the two church buildings have been restored. Suurbraak lies in what could easily be termed a little piece of paradise, and because it is not a commercial centre is left largely alone. The little village came into existence in 1812, as a mission village. Today people still cook on wood burning stoves, use donkey-drawn ploughs and horses and carts to get around – it’s really old-style living, mostly untouched by development.

The organic “Paradise” restuarant is a must for delicous home-grown meals.

Grootvadersbosch Nature reserve is situated 10km away from Riversong.  This magical nature reserve provides Mountain biking trails and beautiful hikes. http://www.capenature.co.za/reserves/grootvadersbosch-nature-reserve/

Bontebok National Park is just South of Swellendam, where game can be viewed. https://www.sanparks.org/parks/bontebok/


The beautiful Tradouws Pass is a nearby scenic drive, or for the more adventurous, cycle. Or, pack a picnic and spend some time exploring the numerous rock pools.

Barrydale is 20kms away.  Barrydale is a quaint Karoo town where you will fine restuarants and shops.


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Escape the rate race

Enjoy some time out in a peaceful area surrounded by nature