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About Otter's Bend Lodge

Otter’s Bend Lodge, in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, is a unique backpackers, hikers, and travelers lodge offering a self-catering or bed and breakfast base from which to explore the Western Cape Winelands and Franschhoek.

It also makes an ideal getaway for city dwellers and overnight stop for wedding guests. 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 off Dassenberg Road through pear orchards down to the Franschhoek River.

The adjoining log cabin rooms and communal living area will quickly absorb you into this gem of a spot where the whispering of the wind in the trees and the rush of the river, as it makes its way round the bend, tend to command a peaceful silence that is appreciated by all the Otter’s visitors.

Twin and double en-suite, log cabin sytle rooms lead out onto a deck situated amongst trees. There is a communal self-catering lounge/dining/kitchen area with large open fire, wood burning stove, and fully equipped kitchen. A dip pool overlooking the river offers the perfect spot to cool off in summer.

Otter's Bend is within easy walking distance of the village, several renowned wine estates, and famous restaurants. Horse riding, hiking, trout fishing, mountain biking, paragliding, wine tours, historical sites, and boutique cellars are on the doorstep.

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Room availability and prices

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                          Thursday 11th September
                          • Per Person Sharing:
                          • R450
                          • Per Person:
                          • R600
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                          • R1350
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                          Twin /Double Room>X 5
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                          En-suite room with double or twin beds and heater. Bed linen and towels are also supplied.
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                          Sleeps 2 Price:
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                          A self-contained unit suitable for families or group of not more than four adults. It is made up of a large room with adjoining bathroom en-suite and small kitchenette.
                           
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                          Sleeps 4 Price:
                          • R700
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                          Dorm>X 1
                          Includes: Self Catering
                          A self-contained unit suitable for backpackers or groups of not more than six adults. It is made up of a large room with adjoining bathroom en-suite and kitchenette.
                           
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                          Sleeps 1 Price:
                          • R150
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                          A sheltered spot amongst the Pear trees.
                           
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                          Sleeps 2 Price:
                          • R150
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                          * This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

                          Reviews for Otter's Bend Lodge

                          55 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Bradley Vienings, South Africa
                          03 July 2015

                          Basic needs are met, just outside of the busy town.  It's not 5 star in service or quality, but it's 5 star in the company and guests which it provides - we sat with some Belgium foreigners until 3am one evening showing them how to braai - the open skies and views of the night sky from Otter are a sight not be missed!  We wanted something cheap so that we could spend more money and time on wine and winefarms - this provided just that.  Basic, clean rooms, with a few aches & cracks, but it didn't spoil the stay.  Catering utensils are all provided in a shared kitchen/din... see more

                          Jocelyn burgess, South Africa
                          28 April 2015

                          There were quite a few hiccups,,but that aside

                          ,, we loved the peacefulness , maybe we 
                          will give it a 2nd chance
                          How many times do you as safari.com ever visit the places??? This was my 2nd booking and it was not up to my expectations,  what you have on your website and reality are miles apart

                          Guillaume Louvel, South Africa
                          03 February 2015

                          Nice room in a quiet and green environment. Tenant very nice.

                          Bennie Viljoen, South Africa
                          01 February 2015

                          I recently visited the Franschhoek area for a week and stayed at Otter's Bend Lodge.I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodation relative to the price I paid. I will definitely stay here again if I should ever be in that area again.I really appreciated the privacy even though I shared with a few other people.

                          Linda Master, South Africa
                          05 November 2014

                          This wonderful, friendly place is a great option for people wishing to explore Franchhoek. If you plan to spend most of your time exploring the area, then this is the spot for you. The nightly rate is seriously reasonable, and there's a grassy section for camping. The lodge is an easy walk into town.

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                          Otter's Bend Lodge Map

                          Otter's Bend Lodge is 1.5km from the centre of Franschhoek , the nearest airport 57.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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