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4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Near Cango Caves, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014
Dorothy Bryan R Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We are going Easter weekend again to this amazing lodge. We know that we will get an even walmer welcome this time around as these people just grow fonder in your heart. We need a break and as for rest, peace and food you cannot ask for better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This extremely well-priced resort in an area of amazing natural beauty exceeded our expectations. The spotlessly clean units are equipped with everything one needs for a comfortable stay, serviced daily and have powerful yet silent air-conditioners that meant we were always cool when inside. The resort grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained and there are two large sparkling swimming pools.... More

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A beautiful place,a tranquil setting, excellent service, great hospitality, people with soul and fabulous food, what more could you ask for?We have been visiting De Oude Meul for the past 6 years and have enjoyed every visit!We just returned from our last visit to De Oude Meul. Once again we visited the De Oude Meul Restaurant and were very satisfied... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was our third visit to Oudshoorn area staying at self catering accomodation, and by far the best so far! The family units are so well equipped and we loved the separate room for our kids. The hotel is set in the base of a valley and the scenery is beautiful. Our kids (8 and 11) couldnt get enough of... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Only ate dinner here but it wasn't worth the trek from Oudshoorn for the quality of fare on offer. Food was OK but no more. Service mediocre. But it is not expensive so I guess it has to be OK if you are staying at the property.

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Cape Town
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had a warm welcome from Mariaan Spies(owner). The rooms were clean,comfortable,but a bit small and unfortunately no view from the room. The stars at night from the stoep are absolutely stunning especially for us city folk. Breakfast was an excellent, quality spread. To note that if you have dinner in town it is a bit of a dark road... More

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Secunda, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The venue is picturesque but the establishment did not live up to my expectation. The staff at reception were distracted and not too helpful. The room is decent,downside- I had a door opening into the service area and there was a lot of dust. The pool requires some attention.Not worth the money spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent 3 nights in the Luxury room and what a pleasure it was! The room was clean, everything was taken care of and the hospitality is fantastic! We enjoyed the swimming pool a lot and couldn't get too much of nature! The restaurant is superb!!! We had Eland, Ostrich, Kudu & even Wild Boar kebabs! Each... More

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was the second time my Husband and I went to stay at The oudemeul Guest Lodge. I would go there every year we stayed for 15days this time and the staff From the Owner Boy and Mariaan Spies, and management team to all the staff, they all are just the best people we have ever met.The rooms are always... More

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

In the heart of the Swartberg Mountains, this is the perfect get away spot. Close to the Cango Caves, Rus en Vrede waterfall, Oudtshoorn Center, +/- 50km from Calitzdorp lots to do in the area, resturant on premisis. This Guest farm is run by indiviuals that all seem to be one big family (not blood related) but they work towards... More

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Address: Near Cango Caves, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Hotel Class:4 star — De Oude Meul 4*
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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 ... more   less 
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