Otters Bend Lodge  Verified Listing

Cape Winelands > Franschhoek > Western Cape > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
Based on 13 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 24 July 2007

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Double/ Twin (From R680 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

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)

From R680 /night

Family Cabin (From R1000 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

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)

From R1000 /night

Camp Site for two persons only (From R275 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

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

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R275 /night
Full Kitchen
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Fireplace
Ceiling fans
Heater

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, Self Catering
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Reviews

Louis van Rensburg
15 March 2021

Awesome stay, thanks so much.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tracy-Lee Matthei
01 January 2020

What a beautiful family oriented facility. We had such an amazing and peaceful experience. Hosts are absolutely amazing and friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
20 February 2020

Such a great space to relax and so close to town. We had an amazing time. I would recommend taking some Peaceful Sleep with you.Really great!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Wendy Jacobs
02 January 2020

Otters bend was a relief from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A good escape

Superb. 5 out of 5
Chantal Brown
04 December 2019

Thank you to Mary and Mark for hosting us over the weekend. We really enjoyed our stay.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nienke Geldenhuys
12 August 2019

I enjoyed my stay at Otters Bend Lodge immensely. The lovely river just outside the dorm was very soothing and ensured a peaceful stay in the beautiful Franschhoek.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
martine Ciapparelli
11 December 2018

Nice place to stay in Franschoek if you don't want to spend a lot of money. Convenient. close enough
to walk to Town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Chanté Erasmus
28 November 2018

Great self catering space, with enough seating and a nice communal area. Comfortable rooms, shaded with a woods feel thanks to the various trees.
Very cozy with beautiful views from the grounds or surrounding areas.
Otters Bend Lodge is great for a weekend away, or even a longer stay!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Terry Smith
02 May 2018

Really great on all aspects, with regard to hosts, other travellers and community room except for the single toilet and shower facility.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
GEOFF TURNER
13 February 2018

We got a warm welcome from Brenda, our room was lovely, the facilities were well taken care of lacking nothing. One felt welcome and nothing was too much trouble for Mark and Mary, a lovely caring couple.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Franschhoek Reviews

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
natalie lendoor
09 September 2019

There are a vast variety of coffee shops and restaurants, the sky is the limit when it comes to satisfying your tummy.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bonnie Pequeno
02 September 2019

What a fantastic experience on the Franschoek Wine Tram! 10 stars from us. Take some time to research which estates you would like to visit to choose the best route. We chose the Grey route and stopped at Franschoek Cellar, Leopards Leap and Rickety Bridge as these were all child friendly options. We will definitely be back without the kids ;) Also, great service and food at the River Café.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Huguenot Memorial Monument, Franschhoek Wine Tram