The Dogs | Riverside’s Furmily

We’re sometimes asked why photos and video clips of Riverside’s dogs – Jag, Zoe, Mich, Jessie, Rovos, Sammy – feature so often in our publicity material. Well, those dogs are part of us. By day they are tail-wagging, guest-welcoming creatures. By night, they guard our...

Birthdays at Riverside Boutique Hotel

This month we join André Coetzer and Alick Kausipa in celebrating their birthdays. Alick and André, both maestros in the Riverside gardening and outside maintenance team, have, between them, served on the Riverside staff for 14 years. They have learnt much, and given...

Let there be Golf!

Golf is enjoyed by people from all walks of life, whose golfing talents vary from the sublime to the ridiculous. PG Wodehouse described the universal appeal which golf has, in the following words: I was never much of a golfer. … I was always one of the dregs, the sort...

Travelling Massive in Hout Bay

On Thursday two weeks ago, Riverside Boutique Hotel hosted the monthly meeting of the Cape Town Chapter of Travel Massive. The event was attended by 84 movers and shakers in the local hospitality industry – marketing and PR experts, travel bloggers and social media...

Wedding Bells!

We’ve hosted many weddings at Riverside Boutique Hotel, the one a few days ago was a special source of pride to us, because the bride and groom are both Riverside employees – the first Riverside staff to get married at our venue. Alick Kausipa and Idah Phiri met...

Listen to the rain

LISTEN TO THE RAIN This past month, the rains have returned to Cape Town.  Days, several of them, when hundreds of thousands of glorious raindrops fell gently on the fields, the streets, the dams, the gardens of the region.  These thing fill the inhabitants of our...

Go Bokke

GO BOKKE The third rugby test between South Africa and England will be played at Newlands this coming Saturday. Something magically exciting happens to a city, when it hosts a major international sports event. There’s an energy, a buzz, an expectation, in the offices...