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Otter's Bend Lodge


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About Otter's Bend Lodge

 Sleeps 27
Type: Backpacker
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

Otter’s Bend Lodge, in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, is a unique backpackers, hikers, and travelers lodge offering a self-catering 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 gurgle of the river tend to command a peaceful silence that is appreciated by all the Otter’s visitors. Twin and double en-suite, log cabin style 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, mountain biking, wine tours, historical sites, and boutique cellars are on the doorstep.

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  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Conference Venues: Small casual workshops/thinktanks up to 20 people. Home meals by prior arrangement to suit your budget. Yoga retreats, team building events, outdoor activities. Projector, whiteboards and other equipment available.

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.

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daneil kemp
January 2020
We enjoyed the clean, accommodating little room with a ceiling fan. The loadshedding light was a nice touch. Ben the Doberman is friendly and polite and made us feel at home. The hostess was friendly and showed us the ropes. Community kitchen was clean and well-equipped.
kayla smith
January 2020
This place is great. Everyone enjoyed their room except me. I had the room on the right when you walk down the steps. The most uncomfortable bed. I had two terrible sleeps and woke up so stiff both days. The shower was pretty meh! The floor board is slanted and it leaks all over the floor. Aside from that tho everyone loved it. The wine tours are fantastic. Thank you.
nicole van der westhuizen
December 2019
Very safe and cosy and hundred percent recomnendable.
amina jacobs
September 2019
Loved the peace and tranquility of the place, getting away from the hustle and bustle. The only that could be improved is probably the fact there is not enough light by the braai area next to the common area
veronique orban
July 2019
Amazing stay in the countryside. Very convenient and affordable.

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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).
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