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Staying at De Oude Meul Country Lodge in Oudtshoorn (2017-07-03) Accommodation | Photo Gallery 24 APR 2018

One of our stops on last year’s June Holidays Road Trip was the ever delightful Oudtshoorn, a visit filled with caves, ostriches, camels and milk tart jaffles. In terms of accommodation, we went with De Oude Meul Country Lodge, a fantastic family friendly self-catering accommodation complex that lies about 14km out of Outshoorn, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.

A working ostrich farm come season, De Oude Meul has no shortage of facilities,  counting among its many offerings a restaurant, two pools, free (and pretty decent) Wi-Fi, game hunting, hiking routes, 4×4 trails, a kids play park, fishing, a wedding venue/conference hall, and yes, as you can see from the photo above – a whole lot of bunny rabbits! (Plus a Shetland pony or two).

Our unit was more than spacious enough for the four of us, the braai worked a charm and a working DSTV a nice bonus. I adored the open space (prompting many a stroll through the well tended, lush green grounds), while the kids absolutely loved the animals and the play area.

The restaurant was pretty decent as well.

Being in the shadows of a mountain meant that it got bitterly cold at night, but nothing that a few extra blankets couldn’t solve! Besides, everybody cheered up the minute the bales of hay was carried towards the rabbit pen anyway…

Bonus find – De Oude Meul commissioned this video to give you a bit of a better feel of what to expect when staying with them:

Pretty accurate and thus not hard to see that this is indeed a thoroughly enjoyable place to call home for a couple of nights – especially if you have small kids in tow like we do!

Related Link: De Oude Meul Country Lodge | Oudtshoorn | #JuneHolidays2017

Feeding the Animals at Montagu Guano Cave (2015-07-10) Photo Gallery 05 AUG 2015

Finally, we had come to the end of our week in Montagu. It had been a good trip thus far: springbok pie in Ashton, birds in Robertson, a river cruise on the Breede river at Viljoensdrift, a nature garden in Montagu, a historic stone tunnel, and a fantastic farm stall – not bad for only a handful of days’ worth of leave! :)

IMG_20150710_125917 chantelle lotter with the kids in front of the montagu guano cave tractor

Our final little excursion (after packing up and saying goodbye to Rainbow Glen) was out to the Montagu Guano Cave guest farm, with the intention of enjoying a nice breakfast followed by feeding all the animals and of course a visit to their every so fluffy Rabbit World enclosure.

(We were originally planning to do the tractor drive up the famous guano cave with the kids, but in the end decided against this, feeling that the trip is a little too long and a little too rugged for little Emily.)

IMG_20150710_121215 emily lotter feeding rabbits at montagu guano cave resort

And that is exactly what we then did.

We ate breakfast, the kids played in the playground, and then everyone took a stab at feeding the animals – from bunnies to fish to ponies and all the way through to camels!

IMG_20150710_124822 camel investigating emily lotter at montagu guano cave resort

In other words, the perfect end to our kid-centric Montagu adventure! :)

(P.S. We’ve actually been to Montagu Guano Cave before – last time around though, it was us, our friends, and tents! As to be expected, that experience was… in tents. :P)

Related Link: http://www.montaguguanocave.co.za/