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All reviewspear orchardcommunal kitchendouble decker busgreat communal areamary and markbig treesserene spotquiet place to stayrustic charmbirds chirpingaffordable accommodationsmall riverbraai areaminute walk to the main streetwine tramsurrounded by naturesmall room
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

One of the few budget stays in Franschoek. Love the courtyard, which is huge with many pear trees. Rooms are quite basic- small, but clean. There's also a kitchen and common are, where you can make dinner or just relax. Nice place, close to many...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Such excitement when booking, we where so eager to get back after incredible memories from December 2010. We all remembered the perfect quiet, beautiful setting, serene spot. Incredible welcome from Mark & Mary, small but spotless clean rooms, basic but perfect for two nights. What...More

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Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 6 March 2018

We are also most disappointed that this was your experience. We regret that we did not hear of your problems while you were here so we have followed up with staff. Unfortunately, our staff were not able to recall which group had reported any of...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

It just may happen – Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn pop out. To remember you the through luxuries of life. To remember you of the simplicity you once knew. To remember you of silence, softly braiding your mornings with birds. To remember you of silence,...More

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Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 9 February 2018

Wow, Harry and Katja - Thank YOU!

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We experienced a very warm welcome by Mark on our arrival. The place is beautiful and surrounded by nature. His property is very green and covered in pear trees. The dorms are spacious and comfortable. We ate pizza’s from his home made pizza-oven and drank...More

Thank Mette v
Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 3 February 2018

Ah, thanks! Was great to meet you so hope you will return one day. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 15 January 2018

My husband and I spent 1 night at the Otter's Bend Lodge on our honeymoon. We absolutely loved the cabins and wish we had allotted more time to spend there! The cabins are simple and have everything you need, plus stunning views of the forest....More

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Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review and comment, Kaylee. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We appreciate that you have pointed out how easy it is to walk to different wineries and restaurants - the joy of being so...More

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Diedie M
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Hi Our number is Cape Town, 021 8763200 Warm regards Mark
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"Best views,tranquility all round,very peaceful"
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"all rooms are recommendable"
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"Double Twin rooms: The location was quiet, however I would pick a room away from the communal area."
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"If possible ask for the solitary house on the other side of the road!"
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