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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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Ranked #31 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Berne
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely, peaceful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A very peaceful lovely place within the vines!
Especially helpful and friendly staff organizing everything you want and giving you great advice on restaurants and places to visit.
Nice breakfast place outside sitting next a small stream.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your excellent review on Tripadvisor!
Glad that you liked very thing so much and that all worked out so well.
Hope to see you very soon again!

Best regards
Ezna
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Two kind ladies that received us. Rooms/apartments with a view of the Vineyard. What more do you want in Franschoek. We were very well advised concerning a restaurant and a reservation was made immediately. We did liked just about everything in Klein Waterval. Also a fine and safe place to visit with children.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Karel,

What a lovely review for Klein Waterval!
Thank you so much!
Glad that you had a pleasant stay with us.
Hope the rest of your holiday was just fantastic!

Best regards
Ezna
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

whilst very nice the rooms are starting to be a little dated and with no airconditioning are not too comfortable at warm times. the breakfast was very good. the parking area without shade is a little less than adequate

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Rob,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor.
We always appreciate feedback to keep on improving our standards of Klein Waterval.
So happy that you loved our breakfast!

Best regards
Ezna
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Aadorf, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My Husband and I have stayed here about 10 times and is our home base flying in and out of Cape Town. We love the people there who have always been very friendly and consider us part of the family now. A great place to relax, plus plenty of hiking if you like it in the area. We love it!

Room Tip: All rooms we have stayed in are very nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Erica,

Thank you very much for your excellent review!
You are like family to us!
Can't wait to have you here with us!

Best regards
Ezna
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The highlight of Klein Waterval is that it feels like a home away from home. The personalised service and warmth of Roz, Trev and Ezna are wonderful. Their knowledge of the area and recommendations on places to go were fantastic. They even made bookings for the top restaurants on our behalf. Klein Waterval provides the perfect combination of mountain retreat with access to Franschhoek's town buzz. My husband and I began our honeymoon there, and were extremely happy. The swimming pool was also a big plus as a place to unwind! We would love to visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Hayley,

Thank you very much for the most special review!
Glad that everything worked out so beautifully!
Hope to see you soon again!

Best regards
Ezna
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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We loved the setting overlooking the beautiful mountains and the vineyards. Our room was superb with an entire lounge downstairs and a king size bed upstairs with the traditional wooden ceiling. The rooms are away from the main building so they are quiet.There was a cosy honesty bar by the main property where you could read or chat. Breakfast was great and the service by the owners was really attentive with plenty of advice on what wine farms to visit in the area. There is a nice little pool with shady areas under trees with loungers to hang out in after a long day tasting wine ! Wish we had more time there...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Gavan,

Your review said it all! Thank you so much for all the positive feedback!
It is much appreciated!
Hope to see you soon again!!

Best regards
Ezna
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Spent a few days over Christmas and felt really looked after by the owners. Charming place that was really cozy with terrific hospitality. Would definitely go back. It's a bit far from town so you need a vehicle.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you very much for the excellent reivew on Tripadvisor!
I'm so happy that you had such a special Christmas at Klein Waterval.
Always good to have such special memories when you back at home.
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Additional Information about Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Address: R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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