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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

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R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Ranked #21 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Facility was spacious, clean and extremely well maintained. Appreciated the early breakfast on Sat. morning because of our race, and the toasted sandwiches on Sat. evening after a disappointing afternoon in town trying to find somewhere to eat! The only negative was finding two single beds after we'd requested and had confirmed a double bed would be provided - not... More 

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

Dear Adrian & Sandy, Firstly, we sincerely apologise for not having your twin bed converted to a king-size bed. But, we thank you very much for the most positive feedback, it is much appreciated. Glad you’ve enjoyed the rugby, food and atmosphere of our guesthouse. Can’t wait to have you back with us. Best regards Greg, Ezna and Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not have asked for a warmer reception on a cold winters day! Greg & Ezna & the 3x dogs welcomed us like old friends, yet completely professional - didn't feel like our first visit to SA wine region. Good local knowledge. The Lodge is just out of Franschhoek - perfect location during busy Bastille Day festival. Walked through the... More 

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

Dearest Gary & Trudy, Thank you SO MUCH for a fabulous review. We are so grateful for your honesty and kind words. It was just wonderful having you stay over and we cannot wait for your return. Travel safely around Sunny SA and we hope you have a tremendous time of what's left of your vacation. Warmest regards, Greg, Ezna... More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were efficient, friendly and extremely accommodating - the owner even assisted us by lighting a log fire in the lounge solely for our use when we returned from dinner at a local restaurant. Excellent client service - thank you!

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

Hi Mark, Thank you for a most wonderful review. We really do strive to make our guests happy and as comfortable at all times. We do hope that you will return one day soon. Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just around the corner from Cape Town, we had a wonderful stay at Klein Waterval Riverside lodge. Close to all the wonderful historic wine farms and beautiful museums and many little boutique shops. The views over the vineyard with rolling clouds and early morning mist was spectacular. Fantastic hospitality, cozy rooms and a first class breakfast. Well be back!

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

Hi Grant & Catherine, Thank you so much for a fabulous review. It means the world to us to have you guys give us such praise. We do hope you return one day soon to enjoy another weekend away. Take care and safe travels! Warm regards, Greg & The Klein Waterval Team! More 

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff - Greg looked after us fantastically. He organised transport for us and made us feel very welcome. The main area and rooms are lovely. The breakfast was delicious and we had great fun in the bar!

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

Hi Georgina & Mark, Thank you so much a most wonderful review. It was just great to have such a happy crowd like yourselves stay over. For a change the bar was used well. Gift has never been the same since though - LOL! We look forward to another visit some day in the near future guys. Stay safe! Warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Hi Richard and Jodie, Jodie, I hope you are feeling much stronger. It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us. Thank you for the lovely review, we really do appreciate it. We do hope that you will return one day soon and get to taste some of the great wines in the area. Safe travels!! Warm regards, Greg... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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 

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