About Oudrif

Oudrif is a fully catered lodge situated on the banks of the Doring River in the Northern Cederberg, providing stylish accommodation in 5 individual straw bale cottages. 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, local beer and wine; and soft drinks served in the central boma, we lead daily guided walks and excursions. You just need to jump in your car with your clothes and toothbrush, we provide everything else.

Early morning coffee and breakfast with freshly baked muffins, lunch fit for a River Queen and at night, a barbecue by moonlight at the boma, including, local wine, beer and soft drinks. Then, retreat to your unique straw bale cottage. Stylish and comfortable – from the crisp white linen and modern conveniences to eco-friendly solar power.
Relax on your private veranda: perfect for stargazing and, perhaps, soul searching. Visit us; relax in splendid isolation.

Oudrif awaits you.

 

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The idea of a remote getaway with accommodation for discerning guests who would appreciate the heritage of an untainted environment, germinated over a resplendent dinner table 16 years ago. This was very late in the evening.

Fortunately, it was one idea that did not vanish like mist in the morning. The talk continued on and off until the land was found at Oudrif – an area that Bill knew intimately as a river guide and Paddy had visited on rafting trips over a number of years. The isolation of the area was its main attraction and of course the perennial river provided the life-giving potential that had always been the pulse of this valley.
This isolation proved to have its own problems with setting up this project. Ronel was astounded when she was first introduced to the area. A “town person”, it was hard for her to see what could be done and how.

In many ways Ronel has been used as a yard-stick to ensure that what we are offering satisfies the home comforts of those who are not orientated towards the rigours of roughing it.

All in all, the project has taken four and a half years to complete. Many lessons have been learnt and much personal satisfaction has resulted from making the farm productive and by ensuring that we can share the abundant heritage of the area with like -minded guests for some time to come.

Oudrif is a member of Cape Town Tourism and Clanwilliam Tourism


 

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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat 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.
Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat Cederberg
Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:54am
After the rains come the greens, then with more rain and a bit of sun we get flowers xxx
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergThursday, June 15th, 2017 at 3:49am
Greatful for the first rain and already the plants have started growing. Looking forward to more rain and a beautiful flower season
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, May 22nd, 2017 at 10:11pm
Escape and relax away from the crowds. Early winter romantic escape to Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat Cederberg. Special offer from 23 May to 23 July 2017 for just R750 per person per night, all inclusive, you can relax and unwind in peace and quiet. This offer is valid for direct bookings for a minimum stay of two nights and not applicable to tour operators and travel agents
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 1:24am
Wishing all the gorgeous mother's out the a beautiful day full of love, bliss and happiness xxx
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, May 1st, 2017 at 7:55pm
The morning smells of fresh rain and citrus, Bill is making marmalade :)
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergFriday, April 21st, 2017 at 8:52pm
Sundowner time at Oudrif after a day of relaxation, reading, sleeping, swimming and walking in the mountains. Compliments of Lauren Schoeman
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