Straw Bale Cottages

Oudrif-077In keeping with the sense of peace and solitude at Oudrif, it was decided that we limit accommodation to a maximum of 10 guests at one time. This ensures peace and tranquillity and also limits the impact that people have on the sensitive environment.

Each cottage sleeps two guests. They are equipped with one or two beds, an en-suit shower and toilet, a sitting area and a veranda. There are fans for summer and gas heaters in winter.

The 200 year old building method of plastered straw bales as building blocks was used.

Greenhause Architects in Cape Town were closely involved in this project, which is one of the first of its kind in South Africa, and the results have been far beyond expectations! The cottages provide comfort, shelter and greater insulation by utilising the conditions to the utmost by way of their unique orientation and design. Power for lights and water is gathered from the abundant sunshine which is collected by way of solar panels, and water comes from the perennial river.

Fresh Café Style food and local drinks are served in the boma or dining room, all contained in an area that has been kept as natural as possible. All in all, a good time is guaranteed.


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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 Cederberg
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 Cederberg
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 Cederberg
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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