Welcome to Otter's Bend Lodge
Otter's Bend Lodge, in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley,
is a unique backpackers', hikers' and travelers' lodge offering a self-catering
or bed and breakfast base from which to explore the Western Cape Winelands and
Franschhoek. It makes the ideal country getaway for city dwellers and travelers
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 you off Dassenberg
Road through paddock and pear orchard down to the Franschhoek River. You will find Otter's Bend Lodge
nestled in amongst poplars, oaks and yellowwoods on the banks of a bend in the
river - a nature lover's dream. Its tranquil rustic ambience makes it hard to
believe that it is only a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the centre of
The log cabin 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 rush of the
river, as it makes its way round the bend, tend to command a peaceful silence
that is appreciated by all the Otter's visitors.
Although the Otter leaves the welcome to the humans and the domestic animals,
he makes his presence felt in his tracks left on the sand and his pathways
along the riverbank.
In amongst the orchards, with access to the communal area and pool, is the
camping area. Camping is limited to three two-man tents.
"We have enjoyed the ‘sounds of silence' in this beautiful setting." Pat &
"A lovely, relaxing place with beautiful scenery &
wonderful people. Everything was just
perfect!" Willem & Andrea