Old Mill Lodge & A la carte Restaurant
Welcome to Old Mill Country Lodge and Restaurant, Oudtshoorn, Schoemanshoek.
Luxury riverfront tent & luxury waterfront cabin accommodation as well as comfortable and affordable bed and breakfast 4 star accommodation, Oudtshoorn. Accommodation near the Cango Caves, Schoemanshoek, only 12 km from us. We offer Family, normal and self cater accommodation near Oudtshoorn.
We are a working ostrich farm situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in Schoemanshoek, just 14 km on your way from Oudtshoorn to the World Famous Cango Caves. Watch as we farm with ostrich chicks and fully grown ostriches in season.
Enjoy lunch and dinner in our a la carte Restaurant with a spectacular view of mountains, gardens and the Grobelaarsriver that crosses our farm. It is a historic building with the Old Mill 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 Christo & Doret Spies changed the old building into an a la carte Restaurant. The Restaurant is open daily.
We also offer the facilities for conferences and wedding functions.
It is a peaceful farm atmosphere and you will experience an unforgettable stay.
4 Star Double Rooms
The normal 4-star rooms for two has a veranda with a view of our spectacular farm. Room includes bathroom with shower, aircon, coffee & tea facilities and fridge. Large Double Room for two with full bathroom & balcony.
4 Star Family Accommodation
Our family 4-star unit has two separate rooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom with shower. Unit includes TV, fan, aircon, coffee and tea facilities and fridge. Only a few metres away from our a la carte Restaurant. Portable braai also available.
4 Star Self Catering Units
Self Catering Units for family with 2 separate inter-leading bedrooms each with it's own en-suite bathroom. A lounge area with sleeper couch, television as well as a kitchenette with all necessary self catering equipment.
Self Catering Units for Two with 1 room and 1 bathroom. A lounge area with sleeper couch, television as well as a kitchenette with all necessary self catering equipment.
4 Star Waterfront Cabin (Honeymoon Waterfront Cabin)
4-Star Waterfront Cabin with deck and water font view of the dam. Excellent view of mountains and our spectacular farm. Room has bathroom with a bath, aircon, coffee & tea facilities, fridge, digital safe, hairdryer, flat screen TV with dish channel.
Riverview at your doorstep! For 2 guests, Aircon, Coffee & Tea facilities, fridge, hairdryer, radio/alarm, bathroom with shower and TV.
Riverview at your doorstep! For 2 with sleeper couch, one large room, Aircon, Coffee & Tea facilities, fridge, hairdryer, radio/alarm, bathroom with shower and TV.
Waterfront family unit
Riverview at your doorstep! Large family unit with two rooms, shared bathroom with bath and shower, Kitchen, deck with view, TV in both rooms, Queen bed in main bedroom, 2 singles and sleeper couch in childs bedroom, Aircon, Coffee & Tea facilities, fridge, hairdryer, radio/alarm, bathroom with shower.
We are only 3km 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, 90km from "The Hell", 15km from Oudtshoorn Museum, 10km from Cango Wildlife Ranch, Horse riding 3km and 350km from Cape Town.
De Oude Meul Restaurant
Enjoy lunch and dinner in our a la carte Restaurant. De Oude Meul Restaurant Oudtshoorn is no ordinary Restaurant. It is a historic building with the Old Watermill still inside the Restaurant. Approx. 150 years old.
All of our Ostrich and Chicken dishes are Halaal. The Restaurant is known for the wide variety of venison dishes served in the restaurant. People come from wide and far for the experience.
We are also known for the wildlife scenery and river in front of the Restaurant that creates a peaceful yet romantic atmosphere! We are situated at the foothills of the Swartberg mountains and are also surrounded by mountains. Truly The little paradise in the Klein Karoo!
We are open everyday with SPECIALS!
Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 18:00 - 22:00 (Open from 11:00 on Sundays on long weekends & holidays)
Sunday lunch specials
Christmas Day: Open from 6pm
(Not open during the day)
The restaurant tenders for meals for all guests and tour groups over lunch and dinner. Buffet or a la carte. For these people a farm stop is also a very special experience.
NEW Variety of cakes and tarts served daily.
We specialize in Venison and Ostrich dishes. We also have lamb, beef and many more dishes to choose from. Please enquire if you would like to view our menu.
We offer the following activities for children and the whole family:
- Bass fishing
- Hiking trials
- Watch as we farm with ostrich chicks
- Historical / educational walk about history of our farm, with map
- Picnic areas next to river
- Perfect venue & catering for kids / children parties, Oudtshoorn
- 4x4 Kubota tours next to river
- Bunny Park
Also the perfect location for your wedding, conference or fucntion. Plan your perfect Klein Karoo wedding.
Larger Wedding Venue
60 - 300 Guests
Hosts up to 300 people with a spacious dance floor, undercover BBQ facilities, swimming pool area & garden gazebo for your perfect ceremony.
The venue has a spectacular view of our farm and the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. Gazebo seats up to 200 people. We supply internet service, screens, telephone & fax service, sound systems, a slide and photocopying service and full secretarial and administrative support for your conference/wedding. We have 40 4-star rooms to accommodate the guests and also an la carte Restaurant or Buffet Restaurant to choose from to have lunch or dinner.
Small Wedding Venue
Up to 60 guests
- Wedding cakes
- Chairs with white fitted covers
- All tables
- Chapel in garden
- Different types of organza table clothes
We can arrange florists etc. Bookings essential - please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our venue has the most wonderful atmosphere to host your wedding. There is a spacious dance floor. Accommodate up to 60 people. We have all the equipment you need to decorate your venue. The nearby Schoemanshoek church is ideal for the church ceremony. For more information on the church please contact us.
CONFERENCE & FUNCTION VENUE
Conference Boardroom Conference and Function Venue
This venue is perfect for smaller groups.
It seats 30 people.
The venue has a spectacular view of our farm and the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, near Oudtshoorn. We supply internet service, screens, telephone & 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 an A la Carte Restaurant or Buffet Restaurant to choose from to have lunch or dinner. We are only 15 km from Oudtshoorn and 12 km from the Cango Caves.
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
- air conditioner (all units)
- air conditioning in lounge
- bar fridge (some units)
- bar/cocktail lounge
- big game (less than 30km)
- big game onsite
- braai / barbecue - communal
- braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- braai/barbeque (some units)
- ceiling fans
- conference venue onsite
- DSTV in room
- DSTV in room (bring card)
- DSTV in room - Hotel Package
- electronic safe
- electronic safe (some units)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- fridge in unit
- game drives (less than 30km)
- hair dryer
- heaters in unit
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- hunting (less than 30km)
- hunting onsite
- internet facilities
- kitchenette (some units)
- lake (less than 5km)
- lake onsite
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- linen & towels provided
- lock-up safe
- microwave (some units)
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- nature trail onsite
- ostrich farm (less than 10km)
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- Portable (movable) fans in cottage
- private entrance
- private entrance - outside rooms
- radio in room
- restaurant (less than 300m)
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- restaurant (walking distance)
- restaurant onsite
- tea / coffee making facilities
- television in communal area
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite
- wi-fi / hotspot