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“Charming, friendly and homely” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge
Ranked #10 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Charming, friendly and homely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Guests: couple, 27 years old, 1 night weekend stay in April 2012. Would recommend this to any couple/holiday makers looking for a relaxing, natural getaway in a beautiful location

Pros: most welcoming, hospitable staff we have ever dealt with - really do go out of their way to make you feel at home, sensational views from room porch over vineyards and mountains, charming old farm-style rooms, spacious and clean rooms and bathrooms (we stayed in a suite with lounge and bathroom downstairs and bedroom upstairs), large pool with loungers, lovely breakfast options, honesty bar, close to Franschoek

Cons: really very few! No AC but there are ceiling fans - may be quite warm in peak summer months, no fridge in rooms

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Comfortable, traditional accomodation in a nicely restored Cape Dutch building with stunning views of the mountains and vinyards. Good breakfasts and other meals more than catered for in local area. Franschhoek has many excellent resturants which cater for every taste and there are numerous local vinyards (some world-renowned) which provide great lunches and wine tasting.

Staff extremely helpful and an honour bar available. Take a blanket out onto the grass and look at the stars!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

My family and I stayed here just recently, and really enjoyed this lovely B&B. We have been traveling though different parts of Capetown and staying at different B&Bs every night. I must say that Klein Waterval was the best accommodation we stayed at. Location wise, it's convenient to the wineyards, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, and the Franschhoek town, less than a 10min drive. The accommodation was very charming with their Cape Dutch architecture and lovely rustic and warm decor. Great pool access and balconies you can sit and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the vineyards, fruit trees and mountains. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable beds and a quiet outdoors resulted in a very good night's sleep. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable with restaurant recommendations. Their breakfast was delicious as well. I would definitely come back!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Lovely laid back atmosphere. Lovely people, very traditional accom with balconies with fab views over vineyards towards the mountains and a lovely pool. Just a short drive from Franschhoek and opposite Graham Beck Wines which is well worth a visit.
No complains, very good value for money. Highly recommended for the price and category.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark L
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Maidenhead, Berks
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

I stayed here in Dec with my partner and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff are warm and friendly, breakfast is very good and very relaxed. The view from our room was quite simply spectacular and we were lucky enough to enjoy the pool all to ourselves one afternoon. The location is a wee bit out of town but perfect for peace and quiet and its just one straight road into Franschoek. Would definintely return and would gladly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Property: Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge
Address: R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,576 - ₹ 12,071
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Franschhoek Valley on the banks of the Berg River, surrounded by vineyards and dramatic mountain views, Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge offers friendly country hospitality in a relaxed farm atmosphere. Comfortable double bedrooms, each with their own entrance and private terrace, overlook tranquil gardens and vineyards. A delicious wholesome farm breakfast is served, and for dinner, nearby Franschhoek buzzes with bistros and restaurants. Enjoy the magnificent swimming pool or unwind on the peaceful deck alongside the stream. ... more   less 
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