Otter's Bend Lodge

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  • The lodge © Oliver Heistein Photography
  • Lodge
  • Bedroom
  • Exterior
  • Bird life
  • View
  • Exterior
  • Vinyard
  • Transport © Oliver Heistein Photography
  • Lodge © Oliver Heistein Photography
  • Kitchen © Oliver Heistein Photography
  •  © Oliver Heistein Photography
  • Description
  • Facilities
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.
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 49
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

49 Reviews on Otter's Bend Lodge

Otters Bend is one of the most dirty and disgusting places I have ever booked at. I know it is a backpackers and the cost is low but I have stayed at other backpackers before and it was nothing compared to this. Firstly you need to update the photos on your site because it is not nearly as nice. My complaints is the following: The bathroom door could not close, there was no curtain on the window across the bed, the curtains at the door was very dirty, the bed lamp did not work and last but not least the bed had brown dirty stains on it and it smelled like old sweat. ` We ended up staying at another place and incurring an unexpected expense. Sincerely disgusted Jan-Harm Schutte


11 March 2014

Lovely setting and views. Rustic accommodation. Loved our nights stay.


11 November 2013

Beautiful views, basic good value for money backpackers type accommodation in the centre of Franschhoek. Friendly people.


26 May 2013

lovely location but wildlife on the roof of the accomm keeps you awake at night!


29 March 2013

A charming little backpackers and friendly service


25 March 2013
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Room information


Camping Dorm x 1

Includes: Self-catering

A self-contained unit suitable for backpackers or groups of not more than three adults. It is made up of a large room with and outdoor bathroom.

Camping Site x 1

Includes: Self-catering

A sheltered spot amongst the Pear trees.

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.

Family Cabin x 1

Includes: Self-catering

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.

Family Room x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Flatlet situated in our old farm barn comprising two twin beds and two bunk beds, a small kitchenette, and bathroom with bath. Bed linen and towels are also supplied.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Bunk beds, Twin beds

Twin /Double Room x 5

Includes: Self-catering

En-suite room with double or twin beds and heater. Bed linen and towels are also supplied.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Twin beds

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