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Riversdale Old Jail / Die Tronk

2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 84 777 7276
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Will no longer frequent The Old Fort when visiting Riversdale.

We had the misfortune of not checking our combined bill of food (which was good) ordered & 6 plants... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
E3990HBdaniel
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Stilbaai, South Africa
Unique building, great lunch and cake!

Old jail selling crafts. Food is very tasty and most amazing carrot cake. Great spot under the avo... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
matt l
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“coffee shop”(6 reviews)
“old jail”(12 reviews)
“carrot cake”(3 reviews)
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Historic jail from 1838 gives a unique setting in a small town in South Africa. Sit outside under the avo trees and enjoy the historic landscape, crafts, art, antiques and gifts on display. Don't forget to try the (inter)nationally renowned carrot...more
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2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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+27 84 777 7276
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the misfortune of not checking our combined bill of food (which was good) ordered & 6 plants (special at 50% off) we bought.Once back in Stibaai we noticed that we were overcharged by R62-50. The overcharge was R15-00 for Tea we cancelled before...More

Thank E3990HBdaniel
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Old jail selling crafts. Food is very tasty and most amazing carrot cake. Great spot under the avo trees in summer or next to fireplace in winter!

1  Thank matt l
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

What an interesting concept for arts and crafts exhibitors. Just loved the feel and look, with all the antiques, definetely a must see

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Old Jail in Riversdale. This is an amazing historic building built in 1838. It was originally a Trading Post, but turned into a jail in 1860. Today it's a fine tourist attraction with local crafts, antiques, plants and yummy dining. There is even...More

Thank DavidDevo
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Old Jail building has been converted into a coffee shop/antique/art/second-hand books and bits venue. Take a leisurely stroll through the different cells for art, clothes, books and more. Some people have had trouble locating the gallows, but you can find it easily when you...More

Thank Martha v
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a leisure lunch and walk about the numerous stalls..even saw trinkets and old treasure pieces

Thank Mike0072014
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit. Steeped in history, and a real hangman's gallow. Cells still in same conditions. Makes you sympathise with the last, and have some chilling reminders that crime does not pay. Lovely little shops and nursery, tea garden and plenty of super books to...More

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

The old jail combines a museum with an antique market where most items are for sale. The building itself in good condition and well preserved. The history so comes alive and there's many interesting items on display, meaning there's something for everyone. Going in just...More

Thank Stanley466
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

The outside still looks like a jail but inside all becomes softer and flowery because it is now a nice restaurant and a superb trinket market. Some of the exhibits are unique and worth a visit.

1  Thank Ramesh B
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful setting with cells converted into interesting little arts/ crafts/ antiques for sale. They had friendly service. No fine dining but at least the food was at low cost.

Thank Rene P
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