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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge
Ranked #10 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful in every way!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 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 in, and our conversations with Trevor (the owner) were an absolute delight. He also put us on to his son's restaurant and bar in Stellenbosch which were equally impressive.
We booked a suite which was very comfortable, the bed (King Size) was simply divine! The bathroom included a large bathtub and shower, there was plenty of wardrobe space and a small fridge, safe and tea/coffee facilities. Oh, our bedroom (upstairs) had a thatched roof too, which looked and smelled wonderful.
The setting was sublime. We woke in the morning to crisp air, gorgeous mountains and a view over autumn-coloured vines. We did not hear any noise from the nearby road at all during our stay, and Franschhoek was a quick drive away, though far enough down the road that we felt as though we were in the middle of the countryside.
Breakfast was delicious, the selection was extensive and Ezna and her team were very attentive and accommodating.
All in all we give this lodge 10 out of 10. We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: Go for the King size suite. That little bit extra is so worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 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 the following morning made by the owner Trevor with the fireplace burning in the breakfast room.
They definitely know how to make their guests feel at home. Can't wait to return and can highly recommend Klein Waterval.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
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
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Pretoria
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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 the area better.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
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
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Gauteng
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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.


  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
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
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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 I recommend to choose one of the more luxurious suites as they are closer to the vineyard. The mountain view from the Riverside Lodge is awesome and we were very pleased by the very friendly hosts (thank you for the advice concerning the restaurant. If we come back to Franschhoek Valley, we will definitely choose the Riverside Lodge again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
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 near future again!

Best regards
Ezna
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 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 for the great service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
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 summer if it is too hot. Summer evenings are nice and cool and the ceiling fan creates just the perfect temperature. We would love to have you here with us again and offer you one of our thatched rooms overlooking the Franschhoek mountains and vineyards.

Best regards
Ezna
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Naarden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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.


  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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kleinwaterval, Manager at Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
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
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Property: Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge
Address: R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 or unwind on the peaceful deck alongside the stream. ... more   less 
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