Relaxation and Activities


Oudrif is the ideal place to retreat to and relax in Splendid Isolation. In winter the explosion of wild flowers is one of nature’s true wonders, being situated in the Northern Cederberg; bordered by Namaqualand, Succulent Karoo and Mountain Renosterveld, the Nardouwsberg area has a rich diversity of flowering plants; fields of daisy’s, flowering succulents and endemic bulbs. Flowers start blooming in late July and depending on rain, can last into October. The remainder of the year the shrubby bushes take on a stark, serene beauty of their own.

Ball-Group-1This property was “rediscovered” by adventurous white water enthusiasts. At times the river flows peacefully, providing long sandy banks where the peace and tranquillity are only disturbed by the sounds of the bird life at other times it becomes a raging torrent swollen by rains in the Cedarberg. The Doring River being one of the last major Rivers that have not been dammed, make it a unique experience.

Activities are seasonal and dependent on weather

A reasonable level of fitness is essential to partake in activities and to access the river

We offer one guided walk a day, the rest of the day is yours to relax. 

  • Swimming in the river and sunbathing on river banks
  • Fly Fishing for Clanwilliam Yellow fish -by way of catch and release (October to May)
  • Bass fishing throughout the year
  • Paddling on the river with ARK inflatables
  • Hiking and walking
  • Winter wild flowers
  • Rock Art sites
  • Birding, the elusive cinnamon breasted warbler.
  • Rooibos Tea farms


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