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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 #25 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge is a quaint little place outside Franschhoek with friendly staff and three very cute dogs. Rooms are spacious and beds comfortable. It is a beautiful and quiet location. Breakfast was served outside next to a small stream. I loved the soft boiled egg and the fresh fruits on offer. There is no dining at the lodge,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. As we are only a B&B and a base for guests to see the wine lands & seeing we are only 10 minutes outside of Franschhoek, most guests like to use their own cars. Transport Shuttles are also always available on request at an additional fee. We do not provide fridges where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy with our stay at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge. The staff are very welcoming and we felt at home immediately. The rooms are spotless clean and beautifully situated with views over the vineyards and distant mountains. The pool area is also well maintained and perfect for a cooling dip after a day of wine tasting which can... More 

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

Hi Mickael & David, Thank you for such an honest and most pleasant review. Our jobs are made so worth while when we read such lovely reviews like yours. We would do it all again in a heart beat - that is how much we feel for Klein Waterval. So please return soon and stay longer this time. Have a... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ezna and Greg were very welcoming and friendly, the breakfast was good and service very attentive On the day of the wedding we would not be eating until 7 pm ,Ezna very kindly made us a lunch, to tide us over until then The "Honesty Bar" .was put to good use. The rooms were clean, spacious with our own balcony..... More 

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

Hi Agnes, Hi once again! Hope you are all strong & healthy. Thank you so much for another wonderful review Agnes. We are so appreciative of your lovely thoughts and praises. Thanks for the tip re: transport and thank you for mentioning Andre as well. He is a marvel to our guests. We so look forward to seeing you again... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fridge in rooms will be nice. Service is excellent. The fact that they call you by your name shows that you are not just a number for them. Liked the honesty bar. Breakfast was delicious. They even invited us to do our bookings for our return flight and print our boarding passes.

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

Hi Hans and Persis, Thank you for your kind words in your review. Unfortunately due to us not being a Hotel, we do not have fridges in the rooms, but we value your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will be back one day soon. Take care Hans & Persis. Warm regards,... More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for the second time we stayed in this lodge for 12 days. The trips to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek en different wonderful spots in the area around KWR were great. The passings at the end of the day at the swimming pool were lovely. A good place to be!

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

Hi Gert & Elly, So wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for the amazing review. We enjoyed every moment of your stay & we look so forward to seeing you again one day soon. Take care of each other and have a safe and properous 2015. Safe travels wherever you find yourself. Warm regards, Greg & The... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Can't tell you what a real find this is. The ambience of the whole place is wonderful...the staff are attentive and really care about you without being over the top. The breakfasts were delightful...taken outside with friendly dogs for company. We were only sad that we had only booked for a few days and had to leave to travel on.... More 

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

Hi Linda, Colin & Jude, Great to hear from you Linda. Thank you so much for the delightful and wonderful review. We are so appreciative of your kind words. We too hope that you may return one day soon and this time for a longer stay. Have a great 2015 Linda! Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

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