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Booking Terms & Conditions

50% deposit to confirm a booking. The balance is payable on arrival.

We accept major credit and debit cards.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Please re-confirm rates when making a booking.

Cancellation Policy

30 days or more prior to the first day of reservation - 100% deposit refund

21 days or more prior to the first day of reservation - 75% deposit refund

15 days prior to the first day of reservation - 50% deposit refund

Under 14 days prior to the first day of reservation - no refund

Contact Details

Tel: +27 22 714 1271



The Riviera Hotel is situated on the banks of the Berg River and has a spectacular view of the wetland and its abundant bird-life.

You have a choice between our Hall (for a bigger function) or the Foc’sl for a smaller group. The Hall is perfect for weddings or private functions. It can seat up to 120 people should the weddings couple wish to dance. Alternatively it can seat roughly 150 people. The hall has stacking doors on the riverside which lead to a balcony with a beautiful view of the Berg River.

The Foc’sl is hugely popular for smaller functions. It can seat between 40 or 50 people and is ideal for an intimate function reception. The Foc’sl is on ground level with a beautiful view of the Berg River.

Contact Rick on 022 783 1117 or for tailor made packages.


Riviera Hotel is a very popular wedding venue and we can cater for large or small intimate weddings.

We offer a wide variety of menu options to suit your style and budget and are prepared to investigate any requirements you may have.

Outside catering is unfortunately not allowed.

The hotel has ample rooms for your guests to stay over and enjoy a breakfast in our restaurant.

View images of previous functions and weddings in our GALLERY section

Contact us to discuss your special day on 022 714 1271 or

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About Us

The Riviera Hotel is situated on the Berg River and has a

stunning view of the wetland and its abundant bird-life.

The mudflat is perhaps the most famous of the Velddrif

birding localities and very rare birdlife can been seen here.

The Hotel offers single and double en-suite B&B or

Self Catering accommodation. Our rooms are spacious

and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Berg

River from your private patio.

Our honeymoon suite comes complete with a spa and a

private lounge for your relaxation and viewing pleasure.

Our a la carte restaurant, “Die Pont’ is situated in the

hotel where you can enjoy delicious seafood and a

variety of local dishes.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here.

We are famous for our scrumptious Sunday buffet

lunches for the whole family.

Booking for these lunches are essential.

Adjacent to the restaurant is a Function Hall that

can host up to 150 people. It is a fantastic and popular

venue for weddings, functions or bigger conferences.

Tel: +27 22 714 1271
Street: 136 Voortrekker Rd, Velddrif, 7365
GPS COORDINATES:  -32.786423, 18.169561



Velddrif is a bird watcher and angler's paradise and anglers can regularly be seen on our river front.

The harbour in Laaiplek is a colourful collection of fishing vessels, most of them old-fashioned, brightly painted wooden boats, with names like: "Doloreze, Roseveld and Excalibur". Laaiplek's Harbour was the site of the first Fishing Factory and today there is still evidence of Fish Canning and Fish Industry.

Most of the fish caught here are Sardines or Haarders, which are then salted and hung out to dry - ride down Bokkoms Laan in Velddrif to see evidence of the Bokkoms hung on racks.

The Fishing Community is as colourful as it was in the past, and if you want to get a feel for the way of life here, stroll along the Quayside in the last afternoon, and join the Seagulls and the People who come to get a taste of the action!


Along the banks of the Berg River is a dirt road that is regarded, unofficially, as a national monument. Here large schools of harders are netted and turned into bokkoms. Bokkoms are harders (mullet) that are salted, then strung into bunches and hung up to dry. They are unique to this part of the West Coast and no visitor should leave before visiting this trail.

All along this road there are rows of fish strung on ropes under reed helters. Here women sit, with needle and string, tying up the little fish before salting them and hanging them to dry in the wind. Small fishing boats with oars, used for setting the harder net, lie alongside dilapidated old, wooden quays, adding to the quaintness and charm of this area.

Bokkoms are synonymous with Velddrif. These dried fish are the biltong of the area. This unique, traditional delicacy is highly prized by initiates and best enjoyed with white wine, or with bread, apricot jam and black coffee.