Black Eagle Project

This is the first study to address the long term prospects for Verreaux’s Eagles in light of land transformation in and around the Cederberg Mountains. The ultimate objective of the research is to furnish the data necessary to demonstrate the importance of a stable habitat and prey base for this apex predator.

Megan Murgatroyd is a Zoology PhD student in the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town. In 2011 Megan established The Black Eagle Project which aims to assess the effects of land use, in particular agriculture, on the diet and hunting habits of the Black (or Verreaux’s) eagle Aquila verreauxii.

Oudrif supports this project.

Black Eagle (Verreaux's Eagle) - Aquila verreauxii

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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 CederbergSaturday, August 18th, 2018 at 8:45pm
Flowers, Sunshine, Peace and Quiet. Escape and relax away from the crowds in Peace and Quiet while enjoying the kaleidoscope of colour with the veld in bloom this winter.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergFriday, July 27th, 2018 at 10:49pm
Oudrif in bloom, visit and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colour with the veld in bloom right now. With the rain next week the flowers will be amazing once again. Escape and relax away from the crowds in Peace and Quiet.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergThursday, July 5th, 2018 at 9:26pm
The sun is out and after the rain the veld is transforming. It is green and there are some flowers starting to pop up already. The river is running and the air is clear! What a great start to July.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:51pm
The Doring River is flowing and the veld is beautiful after the rains
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat Cederberg
Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergTuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 5:57am
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat Cederberg
Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, May 7th, 2018 at 7:24pm
Waiting for rain, seeds are ready
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