Community Involvement

Clanwilliam Domestic Animal Mass Sterilisation Project

Oudrif is invclawsbigolved in Pet Sterilisation project in the greater Clanwilliam area. The projects focus on sterilisation of disadvantaged dogs and cats in rural areas.

Jeanine Mitchell is co-owner and co-manager of Oudrif. In addition to making meals, hosting and taking guests on guided tours, Jeanine harbours an enduring passion: Sterilise animals to prevent more unwanted pets and feral colonies occurring in this sensitive environment.

The greatest threat to African Wild cat is hybridisation with pet and feral cats.Cat2

People in rural areas often host pet and feral cats to keep out rats, scorpions and snakes which leads to increasing colonies of
these cats if not sterilised. These colonies are further enhanced by interbreeding between the African Wildcat and the domestic and feral cat.

Jeanine has established a partnership with a Cape Town vet (Dr Annelize Roos) to sterilize as many of the domestic and feral cats as possible (Trap Neuter Release Program). To-date, she has funded the sterilisation of 2500 animals of a target 6000 at an average cost of R350 per cat.

She raises the funds from donations or out of her own pocket and making compassion bracelets and handmade body lotion that is sold to raise funding and awareness, while Oudrif supplies logistical and financial support.

Would you like to assist our Cedarberg Cat woman who, in addition to sterilisation, uses the opportunity to educate the general population about this issue?

If you donate R350, you can help Cat woman reach her goal.

If you would like to see what we do follow this link: https://youtu.be/ikjZzj3ZxlU

Oudrif does not only focus on cats but they are a bigger priority than dogs due to their breeding success.

Send your donation directly to:

Banking Details: Investec Bank

Acc. Name: EnviroVet CVC

Acc. No: 1001139861913709790_989230117863393_44707426772080220_n

Branch code: 580105

Please use Cederberg cats as a reference.

www.envirovet.co.za

An initiative of the South African Veterinary Association

Registration No: 1998/016654/08

Fundraising No: 000-234 NPO

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A male cat has the potential to father 1500 kittens in one year. A couple can give rise to 420,000 in 7 years.


Oudrif is also involved in the Cape Leopard Trust and the Black Eagle Foundation. Click on the links below for more information:

 

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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 CederbergFriday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:15pm
Although the veld around us has been ravaged by the drought, on the river we are lucky to have a wonderful swimming spot and secure and sustainable water supply to meet our daily needs.
"Oudrif is located on the banks of the Doring River adjacent to a large pool that is constantly recharged with groundwater from faults within the sandstone geology that were caused during the structural deformation of the Cape Fold Belt of which the Cederberg Mountains are part of. Reportedly, the pool almost emptied during a drought in the 1960's when large volumes of water were being abstracted to irrigate lucerne fields located on the adjacent flood plain. Today our water use is limited to meeting our frugal domestic requirements, of which much is returned to the groundwater source following biological treatment and final filtering within the natural sandstone formations to replenish the spring source"
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergFriday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:02pm
Relax in nature, refresh in the clean river and enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergFriday, January 5th, 2018 at 7:27pm
Night skies at Oudrif, clear, unpolluted skies are perfect for stargazing. Thank you Johan Smith for the gorgeous pictures
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergSunday, December 31st, 2017 at 9:08pm
One way to end 2017! Jumping into the cool, clear and clean Doring River and wash away all the stresses of the year. This morning's activity. Wishing you all a fabulous start to 2018
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergThursday, December 28th, 2017 at 8:43pm
Egbert van der Zee's view on climate change while visiting South Africa and Oudrif
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergWednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 9:03pm
Relax in nature, refresh in the clean river and appreciate the peace and quiet. Cool off at Oudrif in the River and enjoy good food and the night sky.
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