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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic value place for exploring Franschhoek. Easy 10 minute walk into town where you can jump on the wine tram! Otter's Bend has a farm stay atmosphere around it and is very low key/quiet making a great place to relax after a day of wine tastings.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to most other accommodations in Fransschoek, Otter's Bend Lodge could be called a budget accommodation. The rooms are small and simple, which is fine and when you choose a cheaper option. However, there is no service (literally, there is only a sign stating "Reception", but no one there to actually be of any service unless you count in the...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otters Bend is filled with interesting old artifacts and is great for backpackers or for folks who are interested in biodiversity. The first thing that catches the eye is the large antique bus in the driveway. Franschoek is about a 15 min walk / 5 min drive away, there is a small sign out the front however the lodge is...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is more a good campsite in my opinion. No bad meaning though! The cottages are nice and clean, restrooms ok. Perhaps felt a bit hesitant when comming here in the beginning as it does not look too welcomming of the road. In the end it was a nice stay thanks to very helpfull and nice hosts!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the backpackers. The location is great, the cabins are beautiful. Not very clean though. Ours was ok, but our neighbours' was not. Wifi was broken. We were just informed on that, when we arrived. The way the girl told us, made me think it would never be fixed. If you do not have wifi, do...

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Mauritius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Address: Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $53 - $57 (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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