About De Oude Putz
De Oude Putz is situated on the northern border of the well renowned Bushmanland and to the west of the Orange River Valley. Not only can you experience typical farmlife, hiking tours and game drives, but also the unique beauty of the area, which comprises amongst others the Camelthorn and Shephard tree (Witgat) as well as communal weaver birds’ nests, well preserved bushman graves and magnificent sunsets over deep ravines.
De Oude Putz offers you a variety of activities:
For the history lovers:
During the Great Trek era, farmers settled in this area. The outbreak of the “runderpest” led to the farmers moving away from the river, settling approximately 10km west of the orange. Here they dug a well to water their animals and a small community developed, with a school and a teacher from the Cape. The San, a nomadic stone age tribe, who followed the game, also lived in this area for many centuaries. Their graves can still be seen as well as a cave with signs of stone age inhabbitants in the area.
The bird watchers:
The area is rich in birdlife. The mountains and ravines are home to two pairs of black eagles. Swarms, (up to 1000) of namakwa sandgrouse can be seen at their waterholes in the morning and just before sunset. This area is also home to the largest flying bird – the kori bustard. The well-known community birds’ nests are plentyful, some so large that they encompass a whole tree. Many more bird species are found here for example ostriches, wild geese, ludwig bussard, korhane as well as a variety of smaller birds. Hides are currently being built for the avid birdwatcher, so don’t forget your binoculars, birdbooks and cameras.
A brand-new route with the help of an expert, is currently under construction!
For the 4x4 enthusiast
Come and test your mettle with your 4x4 and mountain bike! Different routes with varied degrees of difficulty are available. On route we offer a variety of camping and braai areas. Please contact Chris for further information.
A comfortable house with 4 en-suite rooms, of which 2 rooms are double rooms and 2 family rooms for four persons. A kitchen with cutlery and crockery is available. Braai facilities are available. This house will be available for bookings from 2009.
A fully equiped chalet for a family of 4. Here things are done in old traditional style of lanterns and a “donkey” for hot water!
This camp is situated 3km from the main buildings. It consists of 4 tent-units, an outside kitchen, veld shower and toilet. The kitchen is equipped with the necessary cutlery and crockery as well as firewood. The camp can accommodate 8 persons. What a wonderful way to experience nature and magnificent sunsets – just for you!
Camping with ablution facilities:
Four camping sites with braai facilities and communal showers, toilets and washing up facilities are available. Each camping site is situated under a large tree. We also provide braai wood.
Camping without ablution:
These sites are for those who have it all and bring it along with them. You have the opportunity of pitching your tent in the yet untouched nature, where you will be greeted by beautiful ravines and sunsets. We will provide a large tree, firewood, water and a place to braai.
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