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About Otter's Bend Lodge

About Otter's Bend Lodge

We are a unique, boutique travellers’ "farmstay", situated on the banks of the Franschhoek River in the heart of the famous Cape Winelands. We are known for our relaxed farm atmosphere embraced by nature, with the sounds of birds, frogs and the trickling of the river going by.Surrounded by magnificent mountains and famous wine farms, we are within walking distance of Franschhoek Village — the gourmet capital of South Africa. We provide the perfect base from which to explore - whether it is hiking, biking, horse riding, or savouring and indulging in what the wine estates, restaurant

Conference Venues: Small casual workshops/thinktanks up to 20 people. Yoga retreats, team building events, outdoor activities.

Family friendly: Set next to the river, with organic vegetable garden, orchard and many walks. Family rooms and camping available. Bikes for hire. Walking distance to the village.

Romantic: Private cabins available set apart in amongst the trees near the river bank. Comfortable double beds, own braai spot (subject to wind conditions). Walking distance to Franschhoek's famous restaurants. Late check outs by arrangement.

Covid Safety Approved: Temperature check and information form completed on arrival. Hand sanitizer in rooms. Social distancing and wearing of masks expected in public areas.

 Sleeps 24
Type: Backpacker
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 178 reviews

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cheslin cyster
May 2022
Free space!! no one bothers you
francisca badenhorst
April 2022
Lovely place to stay, especially as a group.
gisela venter
March 2022
I loved the openness of the place.
marcelle bauermeister
March 2022
Loved the peacefulness of the venue and waking up to the drizzling rain. Looking out the bedroom doors into a forested area. The communal area is lovely. I wish we had more time to spend here. Will be back again.
veronique orban
March 2022
I keep coming to Otter's Bend in Franschhoek as it is a budget friendly and comfortable option in the area.It used to be a pear orchard and you can help yourself with fresh fruit in season. Countryside vibe, but close to town...


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Otter's Bend Lodge location

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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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