The popular Oudtshoorn landmark, the Oude Meul Guest Lodge and Game Farm, is on the market for the first time ever. The property is being sold as a going concern, lock, stock and barrel, priced at just under R59,5 million.
Stefaan Verlinde from Seeff, that has been mandated to sell the property, says it is a rare find in a spectacular setting.
The property is located about 15 km from Oudtshoorn en route to the world famous Cango Caves on the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains with the Grobbelaars River crossing the farm. It is a seasonal working ostrich farm with top class game and a four-star tourism product.
The land is 150 ha with an additional 2 250 ha which is 2,4 meter game fenced. 16 ha is agriculture and irrigation and the remaining 150 ha comprises of Karoo landscape with veld, fynbos, several 4 X 4 trails and a sizeable collection of free roaming game, including a variety of large and small buck, from eland, kudu and zebra to waterbuck, bushbuck, klipspringer to Cape greybuck, duiker and fellow deer.
The property includes a large historic, Karoo-styled Victorian homestead (1946) and a modern 400 sqm home with guest facilities. There is also a wedding and events venue with a large dance floor, covered braai area and access to the swimming pool and terrace, garden gazebo, as well as a separate fully equipped restaurant and an a-la-carte restaurant with seating for 250 guests.
There are 52 guest suites in total, half with a living area, kitchen and braai patio. It includes seven luxury cabins and seven luxury safari tents, all fronting onto the dam and fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms and two swimming pools. Rooms are all fully furnished and equipped and have air-conditioning, dish TV and Wi-Fi.
There is also a children’s jungle gym and play area, small boats on the river and a riverside picnic area. Additional facilities include two manager’s flats, staff accommodation, a large shed and various implements and tractors.
• Contact Stefaan Verlinde on 044 272 0213.