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My second time at Ou drif, thankfully a whole 3 nights this time. Absolute peace and quiet in luxury, with lovely food which is prepared by the owners a lot of it on the Brazilian. It’s fresh and healthy and hearty. Not the easiest to...More
I last reviewed Oudrif in September 2015. The best compliment I can pay it is to say nothing has changed. It is still a piece of heaven tucked away at the end of a long and winding road, by a river in Africa.
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
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
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
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 …Morepeace 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
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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"Just ask for a room closer or further from dining room, whatever suits, only extra couple of minutes walk..."