Otter's Bend Lodge - Franschhoek, Winelands

Franschhoek Accommodation
Franschhoek, Winelands

Otter's Bend Lodge

Franschhoek, Winelands - Accommodation

Otter's Bend Lodge rating

Otter's Bend Lodge in Franschhoek

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, restaurants and shops have to offer.

The adjoining twin and double en-suite log cabin style rooms lead out onto a deck situated amongst trees, nestled on the banks of the Franschhoek River. Two separate self-contained family cabins are also available.
There is a communal self-catering lounge/dining/kitchen area with large open fire, wood burning stove, fully equipped kitchen and outdoor braai areas. A dip pool overlooking the river offers the perfect spot to cool off in summer.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Otter's Bend Lodge,Franschhoek, Winelands

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Conference Venues
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing - Sport
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Hang Gliding
  • Horse Riding
  • Paddling - Canoeing
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing - Dingies
  • Sailing - Yacht Charters
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 19° 6' 35.3" E / 33° 54' 38.5" S

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Driving to Otter's Bend Lodge in Franschhoek, Winelands

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.9 km / Duration: 55 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville1.5 km
9.Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R30014.1 km
10.Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester20.6 km
11.Take exit 47 for R44 toward Stellenbosch/R101/Klapmuts/Wellington0.3 km
12.Turn right onto R441.1 km
13.Turn left2.0 km
14.Continue onto R456.6 km
15.Turn right to stay on R4517.2 km
16.Turn right0.8 km
17.Turn left0.9 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Otter's Bend Lodge

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Simply gorgeous, always meet interesting foreigners...just love this place, natures garden

review by Kaiel Howard

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Extremely so for the first review, I clicked 5 stars but my phone did something weird and wouldn't let me change it. Again extremely sorry!

review by Kaylen Rolfe

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Perfect for an inexpensive option to stay the night in franschhoek

review by Tandi Nightingale

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Pest bites in beds Hot water not working and water pressure disappears Shower smells like urineFreezing, poorly insulated hutsDirty dusty rooms

review by Tienie Grobler

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Lovely, comfortable A-frame overlooking the river and a setting of trees.

review by Tiahnah

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Really pretty little self catering lodge. Pitch a tent among the pear trees or hire a little room of your own.

review by Adam Hannath

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Excellent price of R200 per night so we didn't expect a lot. But for an interesting and thought provoking place where the owner is involved in a lot of environmentally friendly projects it's a s/c and camping place to stay at.

review by John Cooper

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Good for people that enjoy rustic atmosphere. Staff friendly, with the drought the river had dried up that would add to the atmosphere

review by Keith Bremer

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Clean neat and affordable accommodation. Friendly and helpful owners contributed to a very relaxed weekend in one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa.

review by Francois Calitz

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Wouldn't be my first choice when visiting Franschhoek. Scenery is beautiful, but accommodation and toilet facilities at that rates. Should really improve in order for those rates to be worthwhile.

review by Gerhard Fourie

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A unique experience, self catering but with a rustic communal kitchen / lounge dinning aria. Good spot to use as a base to explore the rest of the valley from.

review by Kent Williamson

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Very nice & cosy place. Especially the garden is very beautiful. However, the kitchen and bathrooms need some more care. Still recommendable.

review by Raphael Haut

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If budget accommodation in a 5 star setting is what you're looking for, you can't get better than this. Right on the river and situated right alongside Richard Branson's multi million dollar estate La Rochelle.Mary is always great over the phone.

review by Amaan Dollie

"Pleasant experience"

You can not get better value for money in the Cape.

review by Len Nel, South Africa

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