De Oude Meul Country Lodge in Schoemanspoort South Africa
De Oude Meul Country Lodge Oudtshoorn Schoemanspoort Garden Route Klein Karoo South Africa Ostrich Farm Lodgings Accommodations
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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.

Guestrooms: 42

Address: Schoemanspoort (Klein Karoo), South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)44 272 7190

Fax: +27 (0)44 272 7190

Activities/Attractions: The Little Karoo is a plant paradise. Here you will find the biggest variety of plants in the world and Boy or his son, Christo, will show you some of it. To visit this area and not doing a tour of these very special plants, is like to eat your main course without desert!

Come and see the elephant foot, rhino bush, kraal bush, cracker bush, pig ear plants, mountain ferns, ox tongue aloe, speck bush, butter tree etc. Most of these plants grow in dry ground, as hard as cement. Such a big variety of plants together is worth a visit.

Have you ever been in a 4x4 climbing a mountain? Do not miss out such an adventure, you will be surprise to see what these vehicles can do. On these trips you will see elephant foot plants more than a thousand years old, aloes more than 200 years old and numerous other succulents and plants used by previous generations and bushman as medicine. These trips in a 4x4 cost R 600 (up to four people) for a two hour drive. It must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

A new restaurant that specialises in ostrich meat is in construction and will give you an unforgettable ostrich meat experience. Come and taste the best of the ostrich at very reasonable prices. We also tender for bus groups.


"I brought 38 US students to South Africa and they cannot speak highly enough of De Oude Meul Country Lodge. Apart from obvious things like cleanliness and comfort (plus Springbok outside the window!), they all felt that the owners went out of their way to make their visitors feel welcome, at home and relaxed. Every need was met with a smile and we would certainly use this as a group stop again."

"Arriving at a road bend in a small valley with the rocks towering around, it seemed improbable that an oasis of heavenly living that is De Oude Meul Country Lodge could await one. But it does, and we were welcomed at the moment of arrival as if family, and with humour and a display of obvious enjoyment at working at this place. Each detour offered quite spectacular scenery to rival and indeed surpass any seen throughout our journey, leaving us with magical memories of an all-to-short stay at and in the vicinity of De Oude Meul. One night cannot do justice to the venue nor to enjoy the breathtaking countryside and rock formations that abound in the area."


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General Information: Welcome to De Oude Meul Country Lodge and Tamed Game Farm ... beautifully situated at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, in beautiful Schoemanspoort on the Garden Route of the Western Cape of South Africa. We are half way between Oudtshoorn and the world famous Cango Caves, and totally surrounded by mountains. The willow trees and river give a peaceful atmosphere and is food for the soul. If you like nature, De Oude Meul is the place to be!

We have 42 rooms, of which 4 are family units, and 38 double rooms. The rooms are comfortably furnished with an honesty bar, fan, clock-radio, coffee and tea facilities and a bathroom with a shower. Every room is equipped with twin beds, but we have queen-size beds on request. Each room has a verandah with a table and chairs where guests can relax and enjoy nature and the animals. People are not allowed to smoke in the rooms, only outside on the verandah.

We have four family rooms, consisting of two rooms with a bathroom. We have one luxury room with a queen size bed and DSTV. The other unit with DSTV is a flat with a kitchen and a living room for people who want to stay for longer periods. There is also a couch for children to sleep on.

  • Situated in the most beautiful valley in the Klein Karoo - Cango Valley
  • Brand New Wedding/Conference Venue
  • Two sparkling swimming pools
  • Totally surrounded by mountains
  • Quiet & Peaceful
  • Managed by Owners
  • Safe Environment
  • A la Carte restaurant on the banks of the Grobbelaars River with a variety of venison on the menu
  • Four star Lodge with reasonable rates. Pay less and get more
  • Luxury air-conditioned rooms available (DSTV for R 50.00 per person more)
  • Bird watching
  • Five acres of gardens, river and willow trees to wander around
  • Ambiance - come and feel the atmosphere of the mountains
  • It is a plant paradise, breathtaking variety of natural flora
  • Only 10 minutes drive from town and near all tourist attractions
  • Tame game, come and meet "Big Boy" - the Eland
  • Beautiful succulent trails
  • We recently completed a new wedding and conferencing venue able to accommodate up to 300 delegates
  • Under cover BBQ area
  • We also cater for formal and informal dinners and functions
  • We now also have two sparkling pools on the property

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R385/night/sharing
R495/night/single
R1000/night/family unit

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