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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Loved this bed and breakfast. Immaculately clean room, stunning view, very peaceful. Amazing view from the pool. Greg was a fantastic host, extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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

Dearest Sunny Holiday Guests, Thank you for the very kind review. It gives us great pleasure knowing that you had a good time and we are so chuffed that you were made to feel comfortable. We look forward to your safe return one day soon. Warmest regards, Greg, Ezna & The Klein Waterval Team!

brighton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late and was greeted by a jovial chap named Greg, who was enthusiastic, friendly and turns out, good company. The temperament at the accommodation is very relaxed and you're made to feel at home immediately. We were pleased with our room which was even better than expected. The rooms are a perfect size, clean, and the bathroom oferes...

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

Hi Paul & Mel, Thank you so much for an absolutely awesome and endearing review. One can never express the gratitude for such comments made about Us at Klein Waterval. It gives us great pleasure to know that you not only enjoyed your stay but enjoyed our hospitality too. Let's hope the bug has cleared too! Once again guys -...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic stay at Klein Waterval during our visit to Franschhoek - we especially loved the two little Parsons Jack Russells :-) The rooms are gorgeous and clean, Greg and Ezna are wonderful hosts and looked after us very well. Great location and great value for money, we hope to visit again next year.

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

Dear Folks, Thank you for the lovely review. I do know that LB & T definitely enjoyed your company as they always do when any affection is shown. We do hope that you will return one day soon. Thanks again for a wonderful review. Warm regards, Greg, Ezna & The Klein Waterval Team!

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent Band B with great location and wonderful swimming pool, made very welcome and thougfhrly enjoyed my stay. just outside town, so an oasis of tranquility. Some good golf courses locally though to hot for me at this time of year

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

Hi David, Thank you for your awesome review. It was great having you stay with us. Trev and I enjoyed the chats and we learnt so much through your rally antics & stories! We hope you have been treated well all around Sunny SA and that you will join us again at Klein Waterval next season. Safe travels Dave! Warmest...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic stay here. Top quality establishment, great pool area, friendly and professional service. Ezna and particularly Greg were tremendous hosts. Greg going beyond the call of duty to host the honesty bar until the early hours on our last evening where we had a great chance to mix with some of the lovely guests from all parts...

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

Hi Steve, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed the last night - so did we, great fun. We do hope you will return one day for another stay. Thank you for the tip re: the blackout curtains. However, we feel you guys will never get up breakfast then - LOL!! Take care Steve and hope...

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights while attending a wedding nearby. The accommodation was of a very high standard, spotlessly clean with very comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and could accommodate my need for a gluten free diet The swimming pool was perfect and lovely to come back to at the end of the day. The honesty bar...

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

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you most kindly for the lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Klein Waterval. Let's hope for a speedy return one day soon. Warmest regards, Greg, Ezna & The Klein Waterval Team!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Klein Waterval Lodge in February 2017 when we went to the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek area to attend a wedding event. Our room was very cozy with several details of decoration and comfort. Beautiful swimming pool and delicious breakfast. Still, the most important was the quality of attention that Ezra provided to us. She was very helpful...

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

Dear Fernando & Claudia, Thank You for an awesome review. It gives us great pleasure when guests enjoy their stay with Us at Klein Waterval. Hopefully we will see you again some time soon. Warm regards, Greg, Ezna & The Klein Waterval Team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I spent two nights at the Lodge. We loved the location (very well located amongst all the wineries in Franschhoek and a quick drive from Stellenbosch) and we were greated by Greg who made sure we found the best the area had to offer. Our room was fantastic- clean, spacious and well stocked. The pool was also...

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

Dear Brittany & Zahid, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with Us at Klein Waterval. Let's hope for your return one day soon. Take care of each other and safe travels! Warmest regards, Greg, Ezna & The Klein Waterval Team!

New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so pleased to stay here in an extremely convenient spot between Stellenbosch and Franschoek. the rooms are beautifully decorated and our room, #9, has a beautiful thatched ceiling. There is plenty of space, towels for the pool (wonderfully refreshing after a long day tasting wine), honor bar, and outside tables if you choose to have a picnic style...

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

Hi Susan & Phil, Thank you so much for the most wonderful review. It pleases us no end that you enjoyed your time with us at Klein Waterval. Thank you for the good laughs and long chats we enjoyed together. We do hope to see you guys again sometime soon. Safe travels around our beautiful, warm and friendly country. Fondest...

Essex,UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a difficult review to write because the owner/managers are lovely and hardworking people and I would love to say 'above average' but this accommodation does have its downside. Pros: clean, basic rooms. Nice owners. Nice pool. Nice view over vineyards. Honesty bar. Cons: tiny bathroom with towels having to be located in bedroom area. Hard mattress. Lots of...

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

Dear Gracie, Thank you so much for this review. As much as we are so pleased about the optimistic reviews we need to also realise that not all like what we have to offer. We have taken your ideas, suggestions to heart and I have addressed it with Management/Owners. We do hope that you have not been put off ever...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Address: R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: €107 - €173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We were in Room 1, which was great”
 of 5 bubbles martind307, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room nr.10. which has two floors and a nice terrace in front!”
 of 5 bubbles 132JonAms, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 was a beautiful double with high ceilings”
 of 5 bubbles Venetiar, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The thatched rooms give a wonderful setting for couples”
 of 5 bubbles Richard_Megan_L, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suites are well worth the extra money.”
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