Who We Are

Oudrif Brief

Our Mission at Oudrif is to invite guests to experience a comfortable stay and to realize that Life is possible with minimal negative effect on the environment.


Our cottages were designed to blend into the landscape and the sites used were over-grazed by goats and no vegetation was destroyed in the process.

Environmental Impact

We use solar energy to light the buildings at night, for the fridges and to pump water from the river. We are totally independent of the municipal electricity and water grids; this reduces our demand on these resources and minimizes our carbon footprint.

Oudrif Proprietors

Bill Mitchell

Chef, Traveller, White Water Rafting Guide, Straw Bale Builder and Organic Farmer

Jeanine Mitchell

Field Guide, Cook, AWA, Pet sterilisation project manager, Creative fund Raiser

Paddy Herbert

Traveller, Inn Manager, Insurance Consultant, Project Financier

Ronel Richter-Herbert

Studied at Stellenbosch, B.A. Drama, B.A. English(Honours), Traveller, ‎managing/ commissioning editor at Random House Struik

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Our rates from March 2016 to the end February 2017 are R 1000 per person per night.

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  • Phone Number (027) 482 2397
  • Email oudrif@telkomsa.net
  • Work Time 9am - 5pm
  • Where We Are Doring River