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Mauritius
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Exactly the kind of getaway we were looking for, close enough to walk into Franschhoek if you want to, but far enough away to relax with nature around you. A little rustic gem surrounded by vineyards. Will definitely revisit.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very nice accomodation in an large garden. The Rooms are basic but clean and the kitchen/livingroom is just vey nice. Its worth the price and very good for a short stay in franschoek. i recommend it and would go there again.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great location with very warmfull and open staff.One point that could be better: we stayed for 2 weeks but the room was not cleaned during that time. All the rest was perfect and we definitly will return.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Otter's Bend. The site was great, so peaceful & calm. I loved all the fruit & veg growing around & that you could just wander all around & nibble the goods! Mary & Mark were fabulous hosts, really went above & beyond to help me with my travelling arrangements. You certainly feel part of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were really lucky to have picked this place, even if we were only there for one night. The location next to the river and nestled in a small wooded area added to the overall relaxing charm of the place. The owner was kind enough to take the time to suggest some travel locations and answered our questions about the...

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Thank Lewis B
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The campsite is clean and the owners are really friendly. There is a kitchen and braai area to cook your food. We were looking for a dog friendly campsite and they were more than happy to accommodate us. Mark and Mary the owners are really relaxed and make you feel at home. There are hiking trails right from the campsite...

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Thank Robert W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stayed here with a friend in a tent for two nights. Such a cool little place. It has this really nice communal area where you can cook, braai, and chill, play board-games or just sit by the fireplace. Even has a small pool. Otter's Bend is close to Franschoek Centrum and if your budget is focused on getting through them...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at Otters Bend before, and we're thrilled to be there again. The welcome from Mark and Mary is second to none. They make visitors very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. As a backpacker you can't expect five star accommodation. The beds are clean, the facilities are good, and the location is fantastic. We will definitely...

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Thank JennyCharles
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Otter's Bend Lodge is truly a gem of a backpacker's nestled in the heart of the Franschhoek wine valley. The rooms walk out onto a beautiful leafy porch and just around the corner is a lovely communal area with everything you can think of: splash pool/paella pans/ fireplace/enormous bar counter...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It could be a fabulous backpackers lodge, it is in a good location and has charm and character but overall it felt neglected and run down. The mattress on our bed was in desperate need of replacing, the bathroom had a hole in the floor and the shower bowl was broken. In the communal space there is a great fire...

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Address: Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: ₹ 2,614 - ₹ 2,813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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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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 of 5 bubbles flyingdutchdude, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If possible ask for the solitary house on the other side of the road!”
 of 5 bubbles Vitproch, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of the rooms on the streams edge facing away from the communal area. Less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Gelybean, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No good rooms. Find another place”
 of 5 bubbles Mattyredvers, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Just don't :-(”
 of 5 bubbles Jangles_11, 20 Oct 2014 | Read review
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