Grilling with family and friends at the Ojakalda recreation center grill cabin in Põlva County, South Estonia

If you are looking for a place to grill with family and friends, you are in the right place. Ojakalda recreation center has this possibility.
We have created three pergolas in the recreation center area for a comfortable time. The shelter protects against wind, scorching sun and rain. You can grill and comfortably sit and eat in the covered recreation area.

Grilling in South Estonia

Grilling is one of the most enjoyable ways of cooking and spending time together in summer or any other season. In the outdoor area of the Ojakalda recreation center, guests can use  grill cabins.

Relax in Ojakalda recreation center in the middle of wonderful nature. We offer accommodation in the main house as well as the possibility to camp in our camping area..


  • In order to prevent flames from forming during grilling, the charcoal must be able to heat up sufficiently. When a grayish layer forms on the coals, it is the right time to put the meat on the grill.

  • In addition to meat and fish, you can also grill vegetables.

  • If you want to prevent the meat from sticking to the grate, rub a previously halved and slightly heated potato against the grate.

  • The slices of grilled meat should be at least 2 cm thick to prevent the meat from drying out on the grill.

  • You can get juicier meat if you let it cook a little longer after taking it off the grill.

  • If you use wooden skewers for chicken or vegetables, it would be good to soak them in water for about an hour beforehand so that they don’t burn.

  • It is easier to clean the grate immediately after grilling than later when it has already cooled down.

Accommodation in the main house

The newly completed main building of the recreation center can accommodate 10 people. We have 3 cozy rooms with a total of 10 beds.

Even the most lively parties can be held in the Ojakalda recreation center’s party house. We have enough space both inside and outside. The party house can be decorated according to your wishes and the nature of the party. In addition, it is possible to accommodate the celebrants right here on the spot – in the main house.

Holiday with family
Ojakalda recreation center is a great place to take time off and just relax. You can come to rest here with friends and the whole family.

In the Ojakalda recreation center, you can spend both a calm and an active family vacation. If you want to spend a peaceful family vacation, in the summer we offer the opportunity to sunbathe on the shore of the pond, enjoy the beautiful nature, etc. We accommodate the whole family in our cozy main house. However, if you want to spend an active family vacation, this option also exists. In the area of the recreation center, you can play various ball games, team games, go swimming, fish from the lake near the recreation center, and even go hiking in the beautiful nature of Southern Estonia.

The kitchen
It is important to us that the visitors of the recreation center should have as comfortable a stay as possible. Thanks to our well-equipped kitchen, all you have to do is bring your own food. All the necessary technology to prepare food and preserve it is already there. For dining, we have a large table with seating for six.

Grilling with family and friends in southern Estonia, in the middle of beautiful nature

In addition to the grilling, we offer the opportunity to rent a party house, organize children’s parties etc. in the Ojakalda recreation center.

The Piigaste stream flows from the plot of the recreation center. A roaring waterfall is a sight to behold. In hot weather, you can go to the stream to get your feet wet, and you can sunbathe, play ball and much more on the beach area by the stream. There is also a pond in the recreation center area, which is adjacent to a beautiful beach area. You can also swim in the pond, play water games, and just enjoy your vacation and sunbathe. For those who want to swim longer, Janukjärv (also Jänukjärv, Janutjärv, Jaanekjärv) is 400 m away from the plot. You can also catch fish from the lake.

If you stay with us, be sure to check out the nearby natural beauty spots. There is a beautiful pine forest and Palojärv in the Kiidjärve-Kooraste recreation area. This place is good for the whole family, there are also hiking trails. The Viia-Jaani Labyrinth Farm is a place that is also suitable to visit with children. In the fields of the Viia-Jaani farm, there are different stone circles that have been inspired by different parts of the world. In the Labyrinth Farm, you can experience the effects of several labyrinths and stone spirals. Hiking enthusiasts should definitely check out the Voorepalu Põrgurada, which is suitable for everyone due to its length (0.5 km) and leaves time to admire the beautiful nature there in addition to hiking.