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Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 79 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

Stayed with my partner and 2 friends from overseas, fortunately only for 1 night! We were given a "family room" and found it depressing as one of the bedrooms didnt even have a window, only a skylight. The advert suggests aircon, but NOT in both rooms. The bathroom started allergies in 2 of us as the mould was clearly evident. We ate in the adjacent restaurant which was a BIG mistake. The game pie was flat and dry, so we asked for gravy and were duly charged R16...they also failed to tell us we were supposed to get 10% discount....loads of others in the area to choose from.....and I doubt any could be so poor!

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

We spent 3 nights at the 'Old Mill' hotel and used it as a base for exploring the Cango Caves and the Swartberg mountains. The family that run it were extremely friendly and helpful and ensured that our stay was very comfortable. Rooms were clean and very functional, with the added bonus of easy to control air-conditioning. The hotel is also a working ostrich farm and has 'tame' game, including kudu, springbok, bontebok and zebra, making it an interesting place to spend a few relaxing hours. The large pool was crystal clear and had very good facilities (changing rooms/showers etc). The restaurant, produced some excellent meals and had a good variety of venison on the menu. The restaurant had a good wine cellar, although they also had a reasonable corkage charge for diners wishing to bring their own wine. I have no reserves in recommending this hotel for anybody wanting good accommodation in the Cango/Swartberg/Oudtshoorn area.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

We arrived expecting to be able to have a close up or interaction with the game that are located on the farm. This does not happen. The animals were skittish and stayed about 40m away. On the web site there are pictures with people patting them, this does not happen. Having children expecting to pat the animals and could not proved disappointing.

The food served at the restaurant was not that palatable. Reasonable size meal, but filled with things that no one on our table ate.

The rooms were of a good size.

The staff were generally accommodating. The older lady who serves breakfast was not accommodating though and even proved difficult which ruined the entire atmosphere. She provided incorrect local advice and guiding on 3 occasions but with a know it all attitude, on everything.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family
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Stayed: February 2017
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Schoemanshoek Valley | Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $61 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Riverfront Tents with Mountain view & Waterfront Luxury Cabins. We are a working ostrich farm in season & 4 Star Guest Lodge. Situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains,14 km from Oudtshoorn , exactly halfway between Oudtshoorn and the World Famous Cango, our A la carte Restaurant open daily with specials. 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 We specialize in Venison and Ostrich dishes. ... more   less 
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