Old Mill Tamed Game Lodge Oudtshoorn

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Average rate: $55 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Baron van Rheede Street Cango Caves Road Schoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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kellyyyz kellyyyz
8 reviews
game lodge nestled in the mountains Mar 14, 2010
This was a beautiful accomodation in the mountains of the Klein Karoo. I stayed in a guest house with a great bed and it was immaculately clean. The place is family run, owned by Afrikaans husband and wife team, Boy and Marianne. My english speaking didn't really take me far but we seemed to understand each other just fine. The lodge has a selection of tame game that appears to be farmed for their meat, but I suspect there may be the odd pet or two. Minutes after I arrived at the guest house, Boy could be seen herding a large group of baby ostriches down the laneway in front of me. Different antelope could be seen in the fields, including the giant Eland and some Kudu and if you booked a table at the farm's restaurant, you can see the animals grazing under the willow trees by the river while you eat a good meal on the outdoor patio.

At a separate building, breakfast was served each day. I was quite amused by the snippy African Parrot that was perched in a cage near the outdoor seating area. The parrot learned how to mimic the sound of Boy's golfcart when it is honking it's horn. I couldn't help but laugh when the bird started to taunt a very cute but slightly dim dog. The bird created the horn sound, and the dog went crazy, looking for the golf cart, wondering where Boy was. It was pretty funny.

I didn't stay there long, but if I was to stay for another day, I would have definitely walked through the hills and taken a look at the incredible exotic plants. Being situated in the Fynbos Region meant that one could see exotic plants that were native to the region that are not located anywhere else in the world, like the famous protea plant (you might recognize it on the South African cricket jerseys. Okay, I'm done nerding-out. The end.
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Africancrab says:
Nice informative review, thanks for sharing
Posted on: Mar 15, 2010
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Old Mill Tamed Game Lodge Oudtshoorn Overview

We are a working ostrich farm and 4 Star Guest Lodge!! Situated at the foothills of the Swartberg MountainS,14 km on your way from Oudtshoorn to the World Famous Cango Caves. Enjoy our TAMED GAME!! Hand Feed or touch them!!We have a big variety of activities: 4x4 route, hiking, fishing, bird watching, two swimming pools , feed our tamed game, horse riding nearby and the Cango Ostrich Farm! and plenty more!Enjoy lunch or dinner in our a la carte Restaurant with a view of our game and the Grobelaarsriver that crosses our farm. It is a historic building with the Old Watermill still inside the Restaurant. Approx. 150 years old. The farm obtained its name from the old mill. All the wheat from the valley was milled on the farm. At that stage there were hundreds of mills all over the country. In Oct. 2003 we changed the old building into a la carte Restaurant. Restaurant open everyday.We specialize in venison and ostrich dishes. For those who don't like to go to the extreme, they can enjoy lamb, pasta and many more to choose from. Experience our NEW Belgian Chocolate and Local Wine Tasting!!!It is a peaceful farm atmosphere and you will have an unforgettable stay with us!!!Also the perfect location for WEDDINGS and FUNCTIONS. Hosts up to 300 people with a spacious dance floor, undercover BBQ facilities, swimming pool area and garden gazebo for your perfect ceremony. Have your perfect wedding photo's taken with our tamed game. Gazebo seats up to 200 people. The venue has a spectacular view of our farm and the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. We supply internet service, screens, telephone and fax service, sound systems, a slide and photocopying service and full secretarial and administrative support for your conference. We have 40, 4-star rooms to accommodate the guests and also two Restaurants: a la carte Restaurant or Buffet Restaurant to choose from to have lunch or dinner.We have 4 star luxury accommodation , a la carte Restaurant and conference and wedding facilities of the highest standard.We are only 3 km away from Cango Ostrich Farm, 8km from the World Famous Cango Caves,9km from the Rust and Vrede Waterfall, 18km from the Swartberg Mountains,100km from Prince Albert , 90 km from The Hell,15km from Oudtshoorn Museum, 10 km from Cango Wildlife Ranch, Horse riding 3km.We are situated on the R328, In Schoemanspoort, just 15 km from Oudtshoorn on your way to the Cango Caves. We are on the left side of the road. The luxury 4-star unit for 2 has a balcony with a spectacular view! Room includes a spacious bathroom with bath and shower, aircon, DSTV, mini bar and coffee and tea facilities. Only a few meters away from our a la carte Restaurant and tamed game!Our family 4-star unit has two separate rooms, each with their own entrance. The unit has one bathroom with bath and shower. Unit includes T.V in both rooms, fan , aircon, coffee and tea facilities, mini bar. Only a few meters away from our a la carte Restaurant and our tamed game.The normal 4-star rooms has a veranda with a view of our spectacular farm and game. Room includes bathroom with shower, air con , coffee and tea facilities, mini bar.

Old Mill Tamed Game Lodge Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Air Conditioned
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Laundry service

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