Just 7 km outside Oudtshoorn, a warm welcome awaits you at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, a modern, expansive, privately owned, working alfalfa farm of 200 rolling hectares of succulent Klein Karoo. Around 3,000 ostriches browse the pastures and hundreds of springbok and other naturally occurring game make this farm their home.
An outdoor paradise, activities include fishing, canoeing, biking and hiking along the many nature trails, which can all be enjoyed within the borders of the farm. The incredible Cango Caves, the Cango Wildlife Ranch (the oldest and biggest cheetah contact centre worldwide), the Ostrich Show Farms, meerkat tours (pre-booking is essential!), and the great Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountain passes are other attractions in the vicinity worth a visit.
The most popular activity, however, is without a doubt the daily wild habituated meerkat tours. These tours commence only at sunrise and are dependent on fair weather, since these little creatures will not venture outside their burrows on cold and rainy days. The tours last between 2-3 hours and booking is essential.
Inbetween activities, guests can relax at the poolside.
The en-suite rooms in the main house are all tastefully styled with textures of wood, earthy fabrics, colourful rugs and soft lighting. The private cottages are 5 minutes from the main house, with views of the farm and mountains. Each cottage has a private pool.
The self-catering log cabins on the waters edge reflect a true African style. Completely private, they are fully equipped and only a 5 minute drive from the main house. Each open plan cabin offers 2 bedrooms and a large deck with a picturesque view of the mountains as well as a hearty fireplace. They offer breathtaking views over the lake (water level may drop during the dry season) with abundant birdlife and 162 recorded bird species.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how De Zeekoe Guest Farm can be included in you own dream holiday.
Classic Escape to the Cape
The Cape Winelands
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
The Klein Karoo
The Rex Hotel
The Garden Route
Woodbury Tented Camp
Amakhala Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This itinerary takes in many of our favourite properties. Staying at friendly guest houses along the way and ending with an authentic tented safari experience, this is a great holiday for visitors to South Africa who want to get the best out of their budget.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Klein Karoo, The Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 based on 32 ratings
We arrived back into Heathrow at 05.15 on Sunday which was the conclusion to an absolutely fabulous holiday. We can not thank you enough for your assistance and advice surrounding our trip. All the accommodation was enjoyed and everything went smoothly. Floreal House is just lovely, so well situated and with great staff. The same can be said of La Fontaine, so glad we took in Franschhoek as you suggested. Had a great drive along the R62 and even took in Ronnie's Sex Shop. De Zeekoe at Oudtshoorn was beautiful, Meerkats and Caves went well, but probably our favourite visit of the lot was Magic Moments. If you are not aware of this then try it and consider directing travellers their way as they deserve the support. Such a lovely evening. St James in Knysna was brilliant as was The Robberg at Plettenberg Bay. The Boardwalk gave us a nice days rest before flying out. Sorry to go on but we were buzzing about the trip and throughout we reflected on the advice and help you gave us. It was greatly appreciated with a quality very much in keeping with our expectations.
De Zeekoe Guest Farm - Great place, a bit quirky but lots of fun. Great food and fantastic people, no complaints from us.
De Zeekoe was fantastic - great cabin, the property - lots of space for the kids, friendly staff, great food.
De Zeekoe Guest Farm Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town/the Winelands: Leave Cape Town/the Winelands on the N2 heading towards the Summerset West and Swellendam, and continue on the N2 past Swellendam until you reach the junction with the R324 signposted to Suurbraak / Barrydale (approx. 230 km from Cape Town).
Turn left onto the R324 and follow this for 17 km until you reach the T Junction where the R324 meets the R62. Turn right onto the R62 towards Barrydale and continue on this road for approx. 172 km until you reach the junction with the R328.
Turn right onto the R328 towards Mossel Bay, and follow this road for approx. 5.2 km until you see a gravel road on the right signposted to De Zeekoe. Take this road, and follow it for 2 km to reach De Zeekoe Guest Farm.
From Oudtshoorn: Turn onto the R328 towards Mossel Bay for 5 km, then turn right at the signpost to De Zeekoe and travel along the gravel road for 2 km.
From the Garden Route: Travel along the N2 towards Mossel Bay. Exit the N2 via exit 397, and at the T-junction turn left. At the next junction you will turn right onto the R328 towards Oudtshoorn, where 7 km before Oudtshoorn, you will turn left at the signpost to De Zeekoe and travel along the gravel road for 2 km.
General Information For Guests
There is free secure parking.
Guests can enjoy free and unlimited internet and Wi-Fi hotspots.
There is a swimming pool.
A laundry service is offered (additional cost).
There is a restaurant which serves an a la carte menu in the evenings. Light lunches are available on request, or the kitchen can provide a picnic basket if you are heading out for the day.
De Zeekoe has a curio shop selling a variety of different items.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to join one of the Meerkat tours, pre-booking is essential. Please ask your Travel Butlers consultant to make this booking for you as soon as possible.
De Zeekoe also offers self-guided hiking trails, mountain biking (bikes available to rent) and canoeing (in the rainy season).
Credit cards are accepted.
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