We stayed for 3 nights and regretted, that we had not booked a longer stay at Oudrif.
NO cellphone reception, NO internet, NO TV!
Therefor lots of unspoilt nature, peace and tranquility.
Wonderfully decorated, clean and comfortable little houses with all amenities one needs (books, magazines, hot water, homemade soaps and body lotion), beautyful views into the valley. Ample of distance to your neighbours.
Excellent (mostly vegetarian) food, with lots of choices, best homemade bread I have ever tasted.
Guests join each other for their meals at one large table (can be a PRO or CON, depending ...)
Superb hosts Jeanine and Bill, who take you on a morning walk to rock art paintings.
A small river, where you can take a swim or explore it by boat.
A couple of very friendly dogs accompany you on your excursions.
The only thing we missed a little bit, there could have been a few more deckchairs or hammocks on the lawn by the river. (only 2 hammocks there, which are soon occupied) but this is only a minor point...
Overall a fantastic experience and excellent value. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ... more less