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Old Mill Country Lodge Restaurant

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R328 | Old Mill Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 7308
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First rate and somewhat different meal. Good service. Friendly chat with the owner. Lovely setting and atmosphere, great waitress. Would come again if we were around here. Buffet breakfast next morning superb.

Thank Addisadvisor
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was the closest restaurant to our b and b and we managed to find our way in the dark. It's a big place and wasn't very busy, it was a Sunday night, so we selected a table on the verandah, with a lamp lit view of some ponies as still as statues and later on some deer. We had... More 

Thank Andyolly
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good location on the R328. Clean and comfortable. Hosts/owners on site and manage to have time for everyone! A touch old fashioned but very comfortable beds and fantastic shower! An enormous and delicious breakfast was included. Rooms have air conditioning and a very welcome fridge! Car parking is in the shade! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Glamper1000
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We enjoyed a lovely family meal at Oude Meul recently. Our meal consists of ostrich burger, ostrich fillet, venison pie and kudu fillet. We all loved our choice of dishes - they were exceptionally prepared and well presented. Very good Dom Pedro's too! Definitely the best ostrich fillet in Oudtshoorn!

Thank Tracey W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We are regulars at old mill lodge and everytime we have dinner at Old Mill, the staff always very welcoming. So many options to choose from, their venison dishes always a winner. The view from the deck just are amazing,We stayed in one of the luxury tents at the river, wow wow!! Everything superb!thank you, will definitely return.

Thank travell0ver54
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The environment is beautiful. The food: my chicken gordon bleu was sooo dry, overcooked with no taste. No personal touch, too many people, it felt like a machine, come in, sit down, order, eat your meal,done. going out, good bye.

Thank Pretorianers
Alberton, South Africa
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233 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The trip ahead was due to be long and arduous. Needless to say, everyone was annoyed and hungry when we stumbled on Old Mill. What a lovely surprise! The outside area offers a pretty view of the lush green surroundings and trickling stream. Decor is rustic with old world charm. The menu seems varied and interesting and I have to... More 

Thank AndrissaFerreira
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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812 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The food provided was absolutely top class from a most reasonable though fortuntely for me not massively extensive menu - this is a good thing. The wine selection was thoughtful and quality. The setting from the elevated level was superb especially when all the deer came into view at twilight.

Thank Steve T
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This place is my favourite in outshoorn, the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. Very neat and quite. It's great for time away with family, I love being surrounded by beautiful mountains away from the noise of town. It's nearer to the cango caves and not far from other places of entertainment. The food at the restaurant is great except... More 

Thank Puleng M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

There were only three tables occupied so the atmosphere was lacking. The portion sizes were good and everything was generally tasty but the ostrich steak was overcooked despite asking for medium rare. Service was good.

Thank Cathy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R328 | Old Mill Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 7308
De Oude Meul - in afrikaans, (Old Mill) Restaurant is no ordinary Restaurant. It is a historic building with the Old Watermill still inside the Restaurant. Approx. 150 Years old. The Restaurant open it's doors in Oct. 2003 And is still going strong! The Restaurant is known for the wide variety of venison dishes served in the restaurant. People come from wide and far to experience it! We are also known for the wildlife scenery and river in front of the Restaurant that creates a peaceful yet romantic atmosphere! We are situated at the foothills of the Swartberg mountains and are also surrounded by mountains. Truly The little paradise in the Klein Karoo!

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