Oudrif Brief

Experience a digital detox comfortably off-grid in nature


Our cottages were designed to blend into the landscape and the sites used were over-grazed by goats and no vegetation was destroyed in the process.

Environmental Impact

We use solar energy to light the buildings at night, for the fridges and to pump water from the river. We are totally independent of the municipal electricity and water grids; this reduces our demand on these resources and minimizes our carbon footprint.

Oudrif Proprietors

Bill Mitchell

Chef, Traveller, White Water Rafting Guide, Straw Bale Builder and Organic Farmer

Jeanine Mitchell

Field Guide, Cook, AWA, Pet sterilisation project manager, Creative fund Raiser

Paddy Herbert

Traveller, Inn Manager, Insurance Consultant, Project Financier

Ronel Richter-Herbert

Studied at Stellenbosch, B.A. Drama, B.A. English(Honours), Traveller, ‎managing/ commissioning editor at Random House Struik


The rates are from R1750 per person per night, all inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner and drinks, plus a morning guided walk to sites of interest (Conditions apply, fitness and weather permitting) Children under 14 welcome with group bookings of 6 or more adults. Contact us at oudrif@gmail.com to make your booking!