Otter's Bend Lodge
Franschhoek, Winelands - Accommodation
Otter's Bend Lodge in Franschhoek
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
- Conference Venues
- Indoor Fireplace
- Swimming Pool
- Womens Day Weekend
- Bicycle Touring
- Bird Watching
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Climbing - Sport
- Fishing - Fly
- Fishing - Freshwater
- Hang Gliding
- Horse Riding
- Paddling - Canoeing
- Paddling - Kayaking
- Sailing - Dingies
- Sailing - Yacht Charters
- Scuba Diving
- Shark Cage Diving
- Trout Fishing
- Whale Watching
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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 south||0.3 km|
|2.||Continue straight||0.3 km|
|3.||Slight left toward Michigan St||78 m|
|4.||Turn left toward Michigan St||0.1 km|
|5.||Turn right onto Michigan St||0.4 km|
|6.||Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd||0.7 km|
|7.||Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset||3.9 km|
|8.||Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville||1.5 km|
|9.||Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300||14.1 km|
|10.||Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester||20.6 km|
|11.||Take exit 47 for R44 toward Stellenbosch/R101/Klapmuts/Wellington||0.3 km|
|12.||Turn right onto R44||1.1 km|
|13.||Turn left||2.0 km|
|14.||Continue onto R45||6.6 km|
|15.||Turn right to stay on R45||17.2 km|
|16.||Turn right||0.8 km|
|17.||Turn left||0.9 km|
Nearest Airport & Flights
Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town+ FIND FLIGHT TO 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
Simply gorgeous, always meet interesting foreigners...just love this place, natures garden
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!
Perfect for an inexpensive option to stay the night in franschhoek
Pest bites in beds Hot water not working and water pressure disappears Shower smells like urineFreezing, poorly insulated hutsDirty dusty rooms
Lovely, comfortable A-frame overlooking the river and a setting of trees.
Really pretty little self catering lodge. Pitch a tent among the pear trees or hire a little room of your own.
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.
Good for people that enjoy rustic atmosphere. Staff friendly, with the drought the river had dried up that would add to the atmosphere
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.
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.
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.
Very nice & cosy place. Especially the garden is very beautiful. However, the kitchen and bathrooms need some more care. Still recommendable.
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.
You can not get better value for money in the Cape.
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