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Old Mill Lodge

Situated perfectly to take advantage of the annual Namaqualand flower spectacular, Old Mill Lodge is a special getaway in the quaint Namaqualand capital of Springbok. This gem in South Africa’s Northern Cape offers both bed and breakfast and self-catering options, ideal for guests exploring the area for an extended time. Many years in the hospitality industry assure guests of Old Mill Lodge a friendly, professional and memorable experience.

Characterized by old world charm, the spacious suites of Old Mill Lodge offer multiple accommodation options. Generous amenities included in each suite include high quality percale linen, down duvets, Black Label towels, en-suite bathroom, a welcome sherry and hospitality trays, electric blankets, fridges and air conditioning. Choose one of the many family suites that offer spacious family room and double and single bed configurations.

Two double suites offer all the amenities of the family suite but include one double bed. The Perdebos Suite is a favorite with honeymooners for its private entrance and magnificent garden setting. The self-catering cottage known as Sambreeltjie features a double bed, fully-equipped kitchen, garden setting, BBQ facilities and garden furniture.

Bed and breakfast bookings are popular due to the tasty farmhouse style breakfasts created for guests by the chef of Old Mill Lodge. Special picnic and lunch packs can also be requested in advance for those desiring to explore the surrounding region during the day. Nearby, in the wonderful town of Springbok, fabulous restaurants offer exquisite cuisine to diners, and staff at Old Mill Lodge is glad to assist with reservations.

Indulge the senses at the Geogap Nature Reserve, Jai-Jais/Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park and Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve. As some of the prime locations for the annual spring flower displays, these areas are at their most beautiful from August to October. Parks and reserves in the area offer wildlife viewing experiences as well as diverse flora including an astonishing array of succulents seen nowhere else in the world.

Other adventures in the area include mountain biking, fishing, hiking, mining, and touring various historical sites such as Blue Mine, the Dutch Reformed Church, Namaqualand Museum and Monument Kopje, among others.

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