De Oude Meul Country Lodge Oudtshoorn

De Oude Meul Country Lodge

Guest House / Conference and Wedding Venue at Near Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, 6620, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About De Oude Meul Country Lodge

Located en route to the Cango Caves, De Oude Meul Country Lodge lies nestled at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route. The Lodge is situated in the beautiful Schoemanspoort, halfway between Oudtshoorn and the world famous Cango Caves on the R328. To overnight on this beautiful farm is an unforgettable experience. The lodge is surrounded by mountains, which together with the exotic plants of the Klein Karoo create a quiet serene atmosphere.

The gardens and lawns, growing in the fertile red clay ground of this valley are a feast for the eye; a huge bonus for the tired tourist. Many a tourist has told the owners Boy and Marianne that they will never go to heaven, because they're already living in paradise!

The Grobbelaars river meanders through the farm and seldom runs dry. Beautiful willow trees grow on the banks, and together with the mountains nestling around you, this tranquil picture promotes the peaceful atmosphere of this luscious valley. This is what makes your visit unforgettably special and makes you want to return.


Self Catering Family Units:
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bar fridge, air-conditioners, heaters, ceiling fans, clock-radios, coffee and tea facilities and two en-suite bathrooms and a veranda with covered BBQ area. The units can accommodate four adults and one child less than 12 years. There are full self catering facilities with all the necessary equipment in these units. Television is included.

Self Catering Units:
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bar fridge, air-conditioners, heaters, ceiling fans, clock-radios, coffee and tea facilities and en-suite bathroom. A veranda with covered BBQ area. The units can accommodate 2 adults and one child less than 12 years on sleeper couch. There are full self catering facilities with all the necessary equipment in these units. Television is included.

Luxury Suite:
The room is lavishly furnished with a master bedroom (King) with shower for two and his and hers basin and private sitting area. Separate bedroom for additional persons also with own bathroom with shower and corner bath. Fully equipped kitchen and living area with full DStv. And wheelchair friendly.


The A La Carte restaurant is surrounded by mountains and a free flowing river, with big Willow trees on the river banks, therefore it creates a relaxing yet romantic atmosphere. The restaurant tenders, for meals, for private guests and tour groups over lunch and dinner. For these people, a farm stop is also a very special experience. Some of the best local wines are sold here.

Conferences and Weddings

Our wedding and conferencing venue able to accommodate up to 200 delegates, under a covered BBQ area. The venue also includes an spacious dance floor. The venue has spectacular views of the farm and the surrounding foothills of the Swartberg Mountains.

All standard facilities are available for conferencing: internet services, screens, telephone and faxing services, data projector.

Your Hosts

Boy and Marianne are your hosts and they will always look after your comfort and wellbeing. They will ascertain that you feel at home and that your every need is catered for.

The Farm

In the past mixed farming was practised. Boy's father cultivated tobacco for the Spies Tobacco Factory. They also grew their own vegetables, some apricot trees and had a dairy farm. But times have changed since; the tobacco factory closed down and the Co-op for fruit and milk does not exist anymore. The 1900's were golden years for ostrich farming. Between 400-800 birds were raised on the farm; varying from one day to 4 months old, but this also presented its own risks. At the moment the farm is fenced in for Game Farming.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Marquee
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Not Available

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is fully booked. Please refer to the calendar below to view available dates.

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.460741666666664
Longitude: 22.25165

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 430km
George Airport - 60km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
May 1999 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

It would be impossible to rate this lovely place, and the wonderful Spies family - Boy & Marianne Doret and Christo - any more highly than we do - they...

Andy and Gillian Rushforth, Bruno & Louis, Cambridge UK Travellers' Rating


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