Overview of Ridgeback House

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4.9/5 Exceptional
18 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

Popular LocationRhebokskloof Estate3 min drive
Popular LocationBain's Whisky Distillery9 min drive
Popular LocationPaarl Mountain Local Nature Reserve15 min drive
AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)45 min drive

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  • Delux/Honeymoon Suite - The Berlon Room

    Room amenities

    • Vineyard view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Twin/Double -The Kulima/Chinook/Calibre

    Room amenities

    • Vineyard view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Double Room - The Dunntrig Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Garden Cottage - The Chinyasa Room

    Room amenities

    • Vineyard view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Double/Twin - The Chinook Room

    Room amenities

    • Vineyard view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Double/Twin - The Calibre Room

    Room amenities

    • Vineyard view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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About this area


Located in Cape Winelands, Ridgeback House is in a rural location. Rhebokskloof Estate and Nederburg Wines are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Paarl Mountain Local Nature Reserve.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rhebokskloof Estate - 3 min drive
  • Bain's Whisky Distillery - 9 min drive
  • Diemersfontein Winery - 14 min drive
  • Paarl Mountain Local Nature Reserve - 15 min drive
  • Paarl Rock - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 45 min drive


  • The Deck Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Ridgeback House

Colonial guesthouse with winery and free breakfast
Along with an attached winery, this guesthouse has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee.
Ridgeback House offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. 16-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6 AM to 6 PM
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Winery attached

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities

Languages spoken



Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Premium bedding


Free toiletries


16-inch flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle
Free tea bags/instant coffee

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in between 2 PM and 6 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6 AM to 6 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
This property is located in a gated community and the main gate closes at 6 PM. There is no check-in after 7 PM.


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Diners Club

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 650.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a security system. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Ridgeback House Paarl
Ridgeback House
Ridgeback Paarl
Ridgeback House Paarl
Ridgeback House Guesthouse
Ridgeback House Guesthouse Paarl

Frequently asked questions

Does Ridgeback House have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Ridgeback House?
As of 3 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ridgeback House on 7 Jun 2020 start from £60, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this guest house?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 6 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 650.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this guest house located?
Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Rhebokskloof Estate and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bain's Whisky Distillery and Paarl Mountain Local Nature Reserve. Breytenbach Centre and Nederburg Wines are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Ridgeback House, Paarl. Monday 25th Feb 2020

Perfect in every way. Lovely family run wine estate with superb accommodation and great food. Couldn’t do enough for us

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Superb Stay

This is the second year we have stayed at the Ridgeback Winery and this year was even better than last year. The staff are super-friendly, breakfast is delicious, they can't do enough for you, swimming pool is crystal clear, the best sun-loungers of anywhere we have stayed, and all their rooms are spacious, clean and extremely comfortable. Can't wait to come and stay again next year xxx

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Elegant guest house

We enjoyed 3 nights staying in a very comfortable room. Balcony overlooking the mountains. Staff very helpful recommending a restaurant, organising a taxi, steaming my dress to wear for a wedding and checking in our flights. Good quality breakfast. Peaceful lunch time restaurant overlooking a small lake. Complimentary wine tasting offered. Security is taken seriously and the guest house is quite isolated. Car needed.

Pros: Colonial elegance.

Cons: Everything worked well for us.

Location: Quite remote as on the farm.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Lovely stay on a wine farm

Ridgeback House is a comfortable, friendly guesthouse set on a wine farm in a beautiful setting.Very close to Paarl and the wine land experience.Friendly and helpful staff made our stay very enjoyable.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wonderful four night stay

We stayed here for the final four nights of our holiday and definitely felt we had saved the best til last. Our room was supremely comfortable, the staff were all so friendly and helpful and visiting their own winery and being able to taste some of their fabulous wines and visit their cellars was the icing on the cake. We will hope to return next year

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2018