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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014
JanineChester Cape Town
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had a wonderful breakaway in a tranquil, beautiful location. The view was spectacular and the room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was scrumptious. The best part of the stay was the hospitality and friendliness shown by all the staff, especially the manager. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I will definitely... More

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

Dear Janine, It was a pleasure to have you here with us! So happy that you had such a lovely time. Thank you very mcuh for the excellent review, it is much appreciated. Regards Ezna More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at Klein Watervall for two nights...And it was not long enough! Ezna and Trevor were such incredible hosts, full of useful information and tips on the places we'd be most likely to enjoy in the area. One of the things which my partner and I love about travelling is meeting people local to the places we are staying... More

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

What a wonderful review! Wow!!! Thank you so much for writing everything in such detail! It is the best feeling to know when guests appreciates everything you do for them. I really hope we can welcome you back in the near future! Best regards Ezna More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We recently spent a night at Klein Waterval as we attended a wedding in the area and it was just amazing wish we stayed longer. It was home away from home. Great service provided by Ezna, the owners and the dogs as our bodyguards. The views are to die for. I slept like a log and had an amazing breakfast... More

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

Dearest Hanuscke, Thank you so much for your excellent review on TripAdvisor! I'm so glad that everything worked out so well and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us! We are looking forward welcoming you back at Klein Waterval! See you soon! Best regards Ezna More

Pretoria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were part of a group attending a workshop, and so did not have much time to explore the area, which we should have done. The accommodation was very good, we had no worries, and the service was excellent. I would have no heistation to recommend Klein Waterval, and would choose it as a future base to get to know... More

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

Dear Coen, It was such a pleasure, as always to have the group here with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor, it is much appreciated. I hope we can accommodate you again in the near future! Best regards Ezna More

Gauteng
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Management service was excellent. Amenities was fine. Layout of the rooms were great. also maximised the breathtaking view. Should consider a small fridge in the rooms due to the distance from town. The lounge/furniture set-up in the Suites require an upgrade.

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

Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much for your feedback on Trip Advisor! I thoroughly enjoyed you and the family at Klein Waterval! Glad everything worked out so well. Hope to see you again! Best regards Ezna More

Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We spent only one night at Klein Waterval and already regretted it upon departure as both the Lodge as the area would have been worthwile staying a little bit longer. The only minor drawback of the location (and thus the rating very good) is the proximity to the R45 (connecting Franschhoek with Paarl). We nevertheless slept very well there but... More

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

Dear Christoph, Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor. And thank you for the good review! The road is getting more busier every year, but as you said, if you want to hear less traffic during the day and early morning, the rooms towards the mountains and vineyards are an excellent choice. Hope to accommodate you in the... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I thought the customer service offered was excellent. A very rustic lodge if not a little tired in places. Would not like to stay in the very hot summer months with no air conditioning. Also further out from Franschoek than first thought meaning car was required as local taxis/transfers are very hard to find. Would certainly stay again if only... More

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

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for the review on TripAdvisor. I’m so glad that you mentioned our customer service. This is Klein Waterval 1st priority. There are a few areas that need attention at the guesthouse that is why maintenance will be done this winter. 6 of our 12 rooms are thatched; I can highly recommend these rooms in... More

Naarden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Beautiful scenery , lovely cosy rooms, great location near top restaurants and wineries. Very friendly staff and lovely full english breakfast. Been here many times and just keep going back. Absolutely worth the stay. Good price for what you get.

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

Dear Winnie, It was so good to have you back here with us! Thank you so much for the excellent and special review. It is much appreciated. See you soon! Best regards Ezna More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed at Klein Waterval for one night and didn't have much time to explore the property. The room I stayed in was clean and pleasant enough, however nothing exceptional and quite small. The bed was comfortable (double) with clean sheets. Basic amenities were provided and the room had a small tv. Doors led out to a small balcony overlooking the... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor, your time and effort is much appreciated. Check in procedure is very important to us at Klein Waterval. We like to do it thoroughly, giving advice of what to do and which restaurants and vineyards are good. It makes it difficult if we are pressed for time, I couldn’t... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I found the lodge clean, neat and tidy. Ezna was very kind and caring and helped make our stay really memorable. We would stay there again without the slightest hesitation. Somehow it feels like home.

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

Dear Ekow, Thank you very much for the excellent review. So glad that you've mentioned that it feels like home, that is exactly what we trying to do. Looking forward having both of you here with us again! Best regards Ezna More

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Address: R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge 3*
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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, birdwatching and trout fishing or unwind on the peaceful deck at the river. ... more   less 
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