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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

3.0 of 5
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R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Ranked #24 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in May at the Klein Waterval, and it was just lovely. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great and I fell ill so we didn't do much wine tasting. The staff made us a fire and warmed up my soup and made us feel at home. The rooms are simple and lovely and for us perfectly located between Stellenbosch and... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely guesthouse with beautiful rooms with an amazing view over the vineyards and mountains. Also amazing stars late at night! Thanks so much to the staff for the lovely stay! Be sure to stay for more than one night or you'll be disappointed that you have to leave. Looking forward to the next visit!

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Natasha & John, I hope this response finds you both in good spirits. Thank you for a wonderful review Natasha and we do hope that next time you can stay longer. Safe travels! Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

Uitenhage, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely guesthouse, good food, beautiful rooms with lovely view over vineyards and mountains, and every convenience I needed (including Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer). The hospitality from Greg and Ezna was awesome. Thanks guys! Looking forward to the next visit.

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Erna, Thank you for a wonderful review. It gives us great pleasure to make you feel at home and comfortable too. We too look forward to your next visit. Take care and safe travels Erna. Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights over the Literary Festival weekend. The room was perfectly fine, although the age and decoration of the bathroom lets it down. Nice size, but needs updating. The welcome was warm and friendly with excellent breakfast and service and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely dining room with large open fireplace. Slight road noise but beautiful grounds... More 

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you for your honest review. We welcome all your thoughts and reviews tremendously as we strive to always improve. We do hope to see you again one day in the near future. Hopefully this Winter brings much refurbishment to Klein Waterval. Safe travels! Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, really nice rooms and awesome staff. Breakfast was truly South African. Staff were helpful and even made dinner reservations for us. The suggested restaurant was on the mountain overlooking the valley making for an amazing sunset view. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom has everything you need. There is a full honesty bar which is great... More 

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lance & Katherine, Great to hear from you guys. Thank you so much for a wonderful review of which we really appreciate. We are so happy you enjoyed Roca Restaurant at Dieu Donne Wineries - a special place in the hearts of so many of our guests! We look forward to your return one day soon. Take care. Warm... More 

Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful little spot, the rooms were nice and clean, the staff were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious and just a short drive into Franschoek! Nothing was too much trouble for the manager who gladly organised taxi's etc. for us.

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Venetia & Alistair, Thank you for the wonderful review. We really appreciate your kind words. It really makes our efforts so worthwhile when we receive such warm reviews. We hope you can make a turn past Klein Waterval someday in the near future. Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely warm welcome even though we arrived late (8pm) with a 6 month old child, beautiful garden, large rooms with king size beds, very comfortable in a rural environment and only 1km from town, no noise with peace and quiet to get a good nights sleep. Beautiful fully good breakfast. Would definitely return. Thank-you

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Regina, Thank you for a wonderful review. We loved having You, Maximillian, Carmel & Frank stay with us. I do Frank & Carmel are strong too and still enjoying Sunny SA. We do hope that you will return one day soon. Safe travels! Warm regards, Greg. More 

Montagu, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed here in April, which is a lovely time to visit, because of the changing seasons (Autumn colours and pleasant weather). The staff are all extremely friendly and welcoming and make you feel at home straight away. They are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble.

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Marco & Vivian, It was so great having you stay over for a night - wish it could have been longer. Thank you for your kind review, we pride ourselves on being a homely bunch at Klein Waterval. I do hope Eric is smiling and healthy too. Good luck with all your new adventures on your farm & pop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place was a quiet getaway set in the beautiful Franschoek valley. Absolutely beautiful. Staff very helpful and friendly and breakfast awesome!!! The dogs on the property were also extremely welcoming..which for a dog lover made it extra special. Would recommend it to everyone.

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. I know the dogs will be pleased too that they got a mention. We do hope that you will return safely one day soon. Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Comfortable spacious rooms (ours was under thatch), trickling stream outside our door and dining area. White netting canopy over bed, immense fireplace, extra sofa all added charm. Very helpful staff. Occasional smell lingered in the bathroom. Some bathroom fixtures could be updated.

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kleinwaterval, Front Office Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jacki & David, Thank you so much for the honest review. We pride ourselves on offering you a warm and wonderful stay, so we do hope you will return one day soon. Thank you for letting us know about the lingering smell which we will surely look into. Bathroom refurbishments are on the cards for 2015. Take care of... More 

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