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The Old Jail, a treasure trove

The Old Jail should be THE place to pay a visit, when in Riversdale. All the old cells are now used... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2014
Pixiegoldendust
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Rondebosch, South Africa
So much more than we expected

My husband and I went to Riversdale for a breakaway weekend, and by accident stumbled upon the Old... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2014
JolindyDreyer
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George, South Africa
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31 May 2018
“Very interesting restaurant for coffee and light meals”
14 Feb 2018
“Will no longer frequent The Old Fort when visiting Riversdale.”
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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 18 June 2014

If you have to stop off in Riversdale, then The Old Jail is the best location for coffee. Riversdale sadly has become a backwater - there's no real soul to this town, and the N2 bypasses it with the consequence it is dead for foodies....More

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Old Jail should be THE place to pay a visit, when in Riversdale. All the old cells are now used as little shops and display areas. There are some very rare and valuable artifacts on display and for sale.Wish I had lots more money...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

My husband and I went to Riversdale for a breakaway weekend, and by accident stumbled upon the Old Jail. Expecting a coffee shop, we were pleasantly surprised to find rooms and rooms full of treasures. The courtyard is gorgeous, with a relaxing ambience, and everyone...More

Thank JolindyDreyer
Reviewed 26 November 2013

One usually sticks to the N2 en route to the Garden Route, but we decided to turn off the N2 at the entrance to Riversdale and visit the Old Jail Coffee Shop . What a pleasant surprise! It was so much more than a coffee...More

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