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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 15 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 35
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 56 Reviews

Facilities

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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                          Reviews for Otter's Bend Lodge

                          56 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Vanessa Fisher, South Africa
                          13 July 2015

                          what an awesome place the Otters Bend has become (we first stayed here in 2009 I think it was). We stayed in a family room and it's tucked away in the trees with lots of space to relax.The owners were super friendly and allowed our kids to run around and feed the bunnies. Really great value for money.

                          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...
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                          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 chanceHow 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.

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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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