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Overview
Doring River, Northern Foothills of the Cederberg near Clanwilliam, Cederberg 8135 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
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About
Description
Oudrif is a fully catered lodge situated on the banks of the Doring River at the Northern foothills of the Cederberg. Providing stylish accommodation in 5 individual straw bale cottages, for people who relish More peace and quiet. Winter rains bring the largest outdoor flower display in the world; the pristine river provides opportunity for paddling, swimming, fishing and sun bathing on secluded beaches. The area whispers of our past from Stone Age tools to San rock art. Our rates include - all meals, beer, wine and soft drinks served in the central boma; daily guided walks and excursions. You just need to jump in your car with your clothes and toothbrush, we provide everything else. Our eco-friendly lodge accommodates a maximum of ten guests. We are solar powered so you can turn off all your devices and enjoy true peace and quiet. The straw bale cottages are environmentally friendly, providing excellent insulation in both hot and cold weather thus reducing the need for conventional power; there are fans for summer and gas heaters in winter Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cederberg
Location
Full view
Contact
Doring River, Northern Foothills of the Cederberg near Clanwilliam, Cederberg 8135 South Africa
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport236 km
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Room & Suite (16)
Pool & Beach (2)
Dining (1)
Reviews (80)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As stated in the title, the stay at Oudrif was one of the highlights of a six week trip in Africa. My partner found it on the net and it sounded like a peaceful place to spend a couple of nights, and that was exactly...More

Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Five hours north of Cape Town, Jeanine and Bill Mitchell have created a unique retreat of five straw-bale bandas for ten guests maximum. The bandas are comfortable and bright, designed with huge windows and patio to allow great views of the Doring river, cliffs of...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were a group of 5 couples doing the Spring Flower route and looked for interesting places to stay. Oudrif was voted top of the list. The group travel frequently together and singularly, and can be rather "fussy". We all thoroughly enjoyed our two days...More

Thank Amanda2858
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We last visited two years ago and wanted to share this special place with our son and his partner. They loved the accommodation, location and hospitality as much as we had - and still do. Jeanine and Bill are very special hosts, providing informed conversation...More

Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We stayed 2 nights, which I'd recommend as the minimum to enjoy Oudrif. The quirky straw bale huts are simple, stylish, light, airy and very comfortable, with little patios overlooking the river and gorge. The bales give a peaceful feeling to the rooms and there...More

Thank JClare62
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bf1888
2 November 2014|
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Response from Magriet11 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cellphone reception at Oudrif but if you either walk up the mountain or drive some distance up the road, you will get a signal. You would have to check other access with Bill and Jeanine, the owners.
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"The bandas are each about the same. Stay at least two nights, preferably three or more."
614bettyl
5 weeks ago
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"All the cottages are similar, some closer to the communal area than others"
J1734QHadriana
27 Aug 2018
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"All 5 cottages are brilliant."
jillr717
13 Mar 2018
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"They're all superb"
nigeldrz
28 Feb 2018
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