Otters Bend Lodge  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
Based on 26 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 24 July 2007

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Double/ Twin  From R720 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Each of the five cosy rooms, with en-suite, in ... log cabin style leads out through double doors onto a deck under the poplars. High wooden ceilings and high triangular windows enhance the feeling of being outdoors and surrounded by nature.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom

2 Single

From R720 /night

 

 

Family Cabin  From R1200 /night

 

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

A self-contained unit suitable for families or groups of no ... more than 4 adults.It is made up of a large room with one double bed, bunkbeds and adjoining bathroom en-suite. The room has a microwave and under counter fridge.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom

1 Double, 1 Bunk bed

From R1200 /night

 

 

Camp Site for two persons only  From R300 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

Pitch your own two-man tent in a sheltered spot amongst ... the Pear trees.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R300 /night

 

 
Garden
Shared Kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Stove
Fridge
Covid-19 Certified
Toaster
Kettle
Outdoor furniture
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
WiFi
Fireplace
Ceiling fans
Communal Braai Area
Communal Swimming Pool
Fan
Heater
Tea and coffee facilities

Otter's Bend Lodge is situated on a ‘farm', in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by wine and fruit farms. A foot track leads you off Dassenberg Road through paddock and pear orchard down to the Franschhoek River. You will find Otter's Bend Lodge nestled in amongst poplars, oaks and yellowwoods on the banks of a bend in the river - a nature lover's dream. Its tranquil rustic ambience makes it hard to believe that it is only a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the centre of Franschhoek village.

In Room Facilities:

Each of the five cosy rooms in log cabin style leads out through double doors onto a deck under the poplars.

High wooden ceilings and high triangular windows enhance the feeling of being outdoors and surrounded by nature. Although small and compact the rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and the beds guarantee a good night’s sleep. Each room has a shower, basin and toilet en suite with hot and cold running water. Bedding, pillows and towels are provided. Heaters and additional blankets help to keep the winter chill at bay. Three-prong electrical plugs are in each room.

Area Information:

Otter’s Bend Lodge is the ideal base from which you can venture out to explore the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding winelands. It is also a comfortable hour’s drive from Cape Town, half an hour from both Stellenbosch and Paarl, 45 minutes from Somerset West and an hour and a half from Hermanus.

Property Facilities:

Otter's Barrel, the large open communal room, serves as the meeting place for all the Otter's guests.

It is dominated by a huge (36,000 litre) oak wine vat as well as a chunk of yellowwood which serves as the large table top. You will hear firsthand what others have enjoyed in the valley - be it wine tasting, restaurants, hiking, activities or places of interest.

The room is equipped for self-caterers with cutlery, crockery, fridge, microwave, kettle, hot plate and kitchen utensils. An old traditional wood burning stove adds charm to the atmosphere as well as flavour to any meal. If you wish to cook on an open fire, make use of the huge fireplace or braai facilities.

Attractions:

FRANSCHHOEK WINE ROUTE
HERMANUS WHALE WATCHING
STRAND BEACH
TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY
V&A WATERFRONT
ROBBEN ISLAND
BUTTERFLY WORLD

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Property Type Camp, Chalet, Backpackers, Guest Farm, Self Catering
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Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Reviews

Anonymous
30 December 2022

We enjoyed our stay!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
05 May 2022

The stay was lovely, and mostly peaceful. The communal area is amazing.

The only thing that marred it for me was the Sunday noise from neighboring properties.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Janine williams
26 April 2022

Will choose Otters bend Lodge in the future again. Fantastic.!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Angela Sillifant
20 April 2022

What a gem of a find! Otters bend is tranquil and perfectly located to explore all that Franschoek has to offer. I stayed in the double room, overlooking the wooden deck - accommodation was clean and comfortable. The communal facilities are also well equipped for cooking, eating, relaxing. Lovely fireplace for an indoor fire on those chilly days/evenings. Also a lovely opportunity to meet other travelers and enjoy a board game or two. Friendly staff and tranquil setting!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Meagan Damons
18 April 2022

Accommodation was average, comfortable enough. All the bigger units do not have a patio and braai as advertised and we had to request to be moved to another unit. Also, there was a lot of noise on the roof throughout the night due to a squirrel or rodent and we could not sleep. Not mush to do at the actual venue but conveniently close to town.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Louis van Rensburg
28 March 2022

Always good to visit Otters Bend...

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lara Marais
24 January 2022

Beautiful surroundings and very decent considering it is a backpackers.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tracy-Lee Matthei
29 December 2021

Always so relaxing and great for kids. Hosts are exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cecilia Liermann
26 October 2021

We loved our stay at Ottersbend as per usual and will go back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Belinda Small
18 October 2021

We really enjoyed our weekend stay.
The venue was perfect.
Will be back soon.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Franschhoek Reviews

Tanya Bahlmann
15 February 2022

So many wonderful places to eat including lovely outdoor courtyards with live music; lovely bespoke shops plus some necessities like Clicks; incredible world-class wine estates with wine tasting & pairing experiences and the wine tram; lovely accommodation well-tiered; safe to walk around. For an outstanding experience and meal I would recommend La Petite Colombe on Leeu estates.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Wendy Churches
31 January 2022

The view, the quietness, the restaurants,, the wine estates.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
31 March 2021

Wine tasting trains and trams. Scenery and location.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Belinda Gabriels
02 February 2021

The relaxed vibe...

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Mitchell Heinen
23 November 2020

Clean, feels safe and beautiful views and hikes.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leigh-Anne Mobsby
24 August 2020

The village vibe and how safe it is. Also, everyone can walk to where they want to go, instead of getting into a car every time.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tineke Regan
09 January 2020

Weather, shops, restaurants. Access to vineyards, trips, park run.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Randall Baker
02 December 2019

Holiday atmosphere without crowded chaos.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Les Thorpe
01 December 2019

Wine farms, street cafes, Hussar's Restaurant, cleanliness.!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marco Joffr
11 November 2019

Beautiful area. So much good wine and food and great accom!

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Huguenot Memorial Monument, Franschhoek Wine Tram