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Doring River, Northern Foothills of the Cederberg near Clanwilliam, Cederberg 8135 South Africa
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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Cederberg
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 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
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Doring River, Northern Foothills of the Cederberg near Clanwilliam, Cederberg 8135 South Africa
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Ilzedewet wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town, South Africa44 contributions14 helpful votes
We enjoyed a 2 night stay at Oudrif and loved everything about it. Its location is remote and it is completely off the grid with no cellphone signal, wifi or electricity. Exactly what we wanted! Bill and Jeanine and all their adorable furry children were excellent hosts. The food was delicious and even though they are vegetarian, they provide meat for the meat eaters, expertly braaied by Jeanine on the fire. We hiked with Bill to see the Bushman paintings and even though I found the hike a bit challenging, we can highly recommend this. It was very hot during the day, but a refreshing swim in the river was the perfect cure. The cottage we stayed in was beautiful and private and the straw bale building method ensured that it was not too hot and it was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Robert W B wrote a review Sep 2020
Caledon, South Africa104 contributions75 helpful votes
Just the sound of the river over the rocks, otherwise total silence in this blissfully tranquil place. Add the deliciously healthy, simple meals, Jeanine's passion for the environment and her knowledge of their environment, their menagerie of dogs and cats, this is just the most idyllic place to be. Bill and Jeanine are a great team and wonderful hosts.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All 4 (or was it 5) Cottages have a view over the River. They are lovely.
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Accommodationinprovence.com wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France462 contributions93 helpful votes
Once you get over the 30 odd kilometre rough road drive you are swept into a haven of peace , tranquility and relaxation in the hands of Bill & Janine who are excellent hosts. Bill also stepped into have my tyre repaired in Clanwilliam as I picked up a nail on route. The cottages are immaculate,comfortable and very well spaced between each other. The food is superb, so fresh , tasty and healthy. For meat eaters there is meat cooked on the brai each evening if you feel the need. All drinks are included with generous offerings including beer and wine. We loved our accompanied hike with Janine and then swimming in the river in the late afternoon sunshine. I actually enjoyed not looking at my phone or I pad. No contact with the outside world - bliss. If you are in a hire car that is not 4x4 beware of the occasional sandy bits of road - don’t stop if you can help it !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Minds12345 wrote a review Dec 2019
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We just came back from our anniversary weekend at Oudrif. What a truely peaceful place. The cottages are simple and comfortable, with spaces to read or relax on the 'stoep'. Solar energy only. Interesting how that helps with unwinding. Exactly what my husband needed to relax!! Bill and Jeanine are the best. Content in themselves, they are wonderful hosts. We LOVED the food! It is such a treat to have all meals prepared FOR you. For me, THAT is rest!! They are vegetarians, but sneak in some meat for the guests. Everything is so simple and fresh! We went for a walk with Bill, who is very knowledgeable about the environment. Everybody deserves a weekend or more at Oudrif. We will be back!! (I have to mention the super cute dogs, especially Mafoeta, who was literally our shadow....)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Magriet11 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape Town, South Africa155 contributions59 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at Oudrif on our annual July/August pilgrimage and as always - it was perfect! There is no substitute for the peace and quiet, the comfort, the food and the great company. It is a highlight for us every year when we go and as you turn off at the white rock - you can just breathe and relax. Jeanine and Bill have created something really special - long may it last!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$157 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCederberg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oudrif
What are some of the property amenities at Oudrif?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Oudrif?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Oudrif?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Oudrif have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.