Welcome to De Oude Meul Country Lodge on SA-Venues.com, offering 3 star graded accommodation in Oudtshoorn, Karoo.
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.
Each room has a veranda with a table and chairs where guests can relax, enjoy nature and the animals.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bar fridge, air-conditioner, heater, ceiling fan, clock-radio, coffee and tea facilities and an en-suite bathroom.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bar fridge, air-conditioner, heater, ceiling fan, clock-radio, coffee and tea facilities and a en-suite bathroom. These units are comprised of two inter-leading rooms with one master bedroom and a additional bedroom with two single beds.
Luxury / Honeymoon Units:
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bar fridge, air-conditioner, heater, ceiling fan, clock-radio, coffee and tea facilities and an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. There is full Satellite television.
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. 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.
The A la Carte Restaurant is on the premises serves only the best local food, including ostrich fillet. Dinner is one of the hallmarks of the Oude Meul. A residence bar and dining room offers grilled ostrich fillet and traditional South African cuisine. Here you may enjoy a four-course meal served with fresh local vegetables. The best local wines are also available. The tables are tastefully decorated with flowers and candles, and with dimmed lights and soft music in the background we create the ideal atmosphere for an enjoyable evening. We also cater for formal and informal dinners and functions.
Conferences and Weddings
We recently completed a new wedding and conferencing venue able to accommodate up to 300 delegates, under a covered BBQ area. The venue also includes an spacious dance floor, wedding photos can be taken with our tame game. 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, slide shows and data projector.
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. Dinner is served on request and prior reservation.
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. The first game has recently arrived on the farm and you are able to view wildlife from the comfort of your own room.
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