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.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergSunday, November 12th, 2017 at 8:55pm
Peaceful location with good food, friendly dogs, great views and lots of water for swimming in the river. Visit Oudrif for a great relaxing treat. Thanks to Margaret and Carsten for the pictures
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, October 2nd, 2017 at 8:27pm
Fresh meals are served with greens and herbs from the garden. Home grown salad, baby tomatoes, peppers, spring onions and herbs to name a few. Love good fresh food.
Recipe for today: Broccoli salad with olive and feta. Steamed broccoli, tossed in a dressing made with a handful of your favourite olives, a small clove of garlic, your favourite feta crumbled, olive oil, juice of half a lemon, some chilli, a hand full of fresh herbs, dill, apple mint, lemon thyme, chopped spring onions and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:07pm
Guided walks along the Doring River Valley, see rock art, medicinal plants and interesting reptiles like this gorgeous rock agama.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 9:17pm
Days are warm and the river is running and cool. Time to catch some colour and refresh in the cool clear clean Doring River before the full blown summer kicks in.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, July 31st, 2017 at 8:52pm
Need a much deserved break? Head to Oudrif where the sun shines and its warm and and peaceful. Escape, Retreat and Relax on the banks of the Doring River in splendid isolation,
Unique straw bale cottages with great meals provided. You can take it easy, chilling, sunbathing, swimming in rock pools, smelling the fynbos, reading a book, stargazing and feasting on delicious meals.
Just jump in your car with your clothes and your toothbrush, we provide the rest. Please visit our website for more information www.oudrif.co.za
Oudrif is an ideal escape from a busy life, Just relax.
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Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat Cederberg
Oudrif Straw Bale Retreat CederbergMonday, July 31st, 2017 at 7:51pm
Need a much deserved break? Head to Oudrif where the sun shines and its warm and colourful. Escape, Retreat and Relax on the banks of the Doring River.
Unique straw bale cottages with great meals provided. You can take it easy, chilling, sunbathing, swimming in rock pools, smelling the flowers, reading a book, stargazing and feasting on delicious meals.
Just jump in your car with your clothes and your toothbrush, we provide the rest.
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