Luxury accommodation and delicious cuisine at Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Old Mill Country Lodge Oudtshoorn

Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Luxury accommodation, excellent service and delicious food is what you can expect at the 4-Star Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape.

Situated on a working ostrich farm, guests can enjoy luxurious living while surrounded by the beauty of the area’s natural surroundings.

The Old Mill is considered one of the oldest farms in the valley of Oudtshoorn. It was purchased by Schoeman Plat in 1765. The Old Mill has been passed through to many different owners over the years, but still holds some of its history on the property, from the Old Cemetary with its original Dutch writings to the mill itself.

There are seven different types of accommodation options to choose from at Old Mill Country Lodge. Guests can choose to stay in the normal 4-Star luxury rooms, the self-catering units, Waterfront cabins, Riverfront tents or the Waterfront family unit.

Accommodation at Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant

Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant, accommodation, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

The luxury rooms have a double room and family unit to choose from. The double room comes with a bathroom with a shower, air-conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, a large double room that has its own bathroom and balcony, and a veranda view overlooking the beautiful farm.

The family unit has an en-suit bathroom with a shower, two separate rooms, a TV, fan, air-conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and access to the portable braai.

Meanwhile, the self-catering units come with two separate bedrooms with their own en-suite bathrooms, a lounge with a TV and a fully equipped kitchenette for all your self-catering needs.

The Waterfront cabins have excellent views of the dam, mountains and the farm, and come with a bathroom with a shower and bath, air-conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV with DStv.

In addition, the Riverfront tents and Waterfront cabins will have guests sleeping right by the water and come with air-conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, a bathroom with a shower and a TV.

The Waterfront family unit comes with two rooms that have a shared bathroom with a shower and bath. The units are equipped with a kitchen, a deck, a TV in the bedrooms, air-conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a hairdryer.

Dining at Old Mill Country House & Restaurant

Old Mill Country Lodge & Restaurant, accommodation, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

At Old Mill Country House & Restaurant, guests can enjoy a wonderful dining experience at their restaurant. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they will serve you with some delicious dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied and delighted.

Their a la carte restaurant is famous for their Venison and Ostrich dishes and the breakfast buffet gives their guests so many options to choose from they will be spoilt for choice!

Guests can also enjoy various activities such as 4×4 routes, hiking, fishing, a kiddies play area, and horse riding.

Top reasons for staying at Old Mill Country House & Restaurant:

  1. The rooms are beautifully decorated and are spacious and clean.
  2. The restaurant offers a wide range of choices that are well-portioned and delicious.
  3. There are a number of fun activities to enjoy on the property for both children and adults.
  4. The owners are warm and welcoming, making sure all your needs are taken care of.
  5. The accommodation is well-priced.

To find out more about Old Mill Country House & Restaurant, give them a call on 044 272 7308/072 213 1157 or email Visit their website at Find them at Schoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn, 6620.

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