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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Certificate of Excellence
England, Kent
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We loved this place from the minuite we got here, it was warm, pictureesque, friendly and our room number 11 was the most perfect room, couldn't have asked for more.
Location
Not bad, it was kind of in the middle of no-where but there were things to do not far away
Room
Perfect, lovely lay out, great bathroom and out balcony-you could sit there for hours its like sitting in an avairy.
Food-erm, well it was ok, a-lot of Ostrich on the menu but to be fair, we were on an African farm, I had Soup and Fish, little limited but you could probably find something
Things we did
Meerkat adventures was fab! Cango Caves, Cango Wildife, lazed by the pool, bike ride but there were lots more to do.
See www.southafricagardenroute.blogspot.com for a full detail of our holiday.

Room Tip: Room 11 I think it was a luxury room, it had a balcony, lovely
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed at De Zeekoe Guest Farm from Nov 8th-Nov 10th. The rooms were fantastically decorated and the surroundings are beautiful. We had some terrific food in the restaurant, the ostrich dish is by far the best in the land. The only draw-back would be the fact that it's very commercially-driven and feels more like a hotel than a "guest farm". Unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough for a "Meerkat Adventure", which was sad, but perhaps the £45pp is a bit steep! Overall, nice place, but can seem more like a business.

Room Tip: I would go for one of the Deluxe Rooms which are very tastefully decorated.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Owner at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Thanks for a lovely honest review.
Kind regards
Paula
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Gent, Belgium
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We booked a cabin at De Zeekoe. When compared to other accomodation in SA, it was expensive. Seeing the 4* rating, our expectations were high. When we arrived we saw that the cabins are 3 km away of the hotel. The welcome is done by putting the lenu card under your nose asking you to already order your expensive main course. These cabins are very old, wind is blowing through it, you do not have a proper bed, shower was old and dirty, toilet did not flush properly, no soaps available, spiders around the windows, your realy need the mosquito net to protect you from the dirty little animals in the cabin, what a disapointment. We talked to the owner about it, she was very unfiriendly and impolite. This was the sadest experience we had during our three weeks honeymoon through SA. Need I say more... The photos on booking.com are not reflecting the reality! Stay away from this place

Room Tip: Do not book the cabins
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We only stayed for one night at De Zeekoe and we loved it! We booked a standard room but we've got a free upgrade because they where not fully booked so that was great! Dinner and breakfast was good and the Karuso wine was even better! The location is outstanding you have amazing vieuws. We did the meercat tour with Devey a once in a lifetime experience!!!
Defenatly recommend both to everybody!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Only stayed 1 night here, the accommodation was luxurious, with a most devine bath, french doors opening to our own balcony with magic views. The evening meal was served in a stunning dining room and was of an exceptional quality. Highly recommend the ostrich steaks. Hospitality was excellent.

Room Tip: Room with balcony lovley, bath a bonus
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
508 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Its just a short drive from Oudtshoorn about 20 minutes by car. Stayed for 2 nights, good food both at breakfast and evening meal. Warm welcome outstanding area to visit if you have car to use and travel around . To much to say here as scenery is outstanding we even took car around mountain roads with car, but you have to take care on minor "C " roads. OK when we went as road were not very busy and dry weather.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

We booked in for one night and ended up staying for two. Beautiful, tranquil setting in a log cabin, very private overlooking a lake and with outstanding scenery. The only noise is a welcome natural alarm call from the neighbouring wildlife. Superb value if you prefer basic, natural charm and serenity to overwhelming luxury. That said, the breakfast is very good and so is the wine list!

Room Tip: Go for the cottages set away from the main hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Address: Route 328, Oudtshoorn | P.O. Box 226, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — De Zeekoe Guest Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world's 17 "hot spots" with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by variety attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, Wildlife ranch, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo. This owner managed, 3000 hectare working lusern farm, is malaria free, and child friendly. De Zeekoe offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (Meerkat adventures) and to be part of the shy 5 experience!From self catering to luxurious accommodation. De Zeekoe offers the following:• Wild Meerkat tours, home to the "shy five"• Accommodation: From Standard to Superior rooms ( 21 ) Rooms with views of mountains and gardens; 4 Waterfront cabins ; 3 x Private cottages with own pool. Wheelchair friendly rooms• Restaurant with fresh farm produce and free range meat• Cocktail Bar * Biking - bikes to rent• Community project with local school• Fishing - own equipment• Hiking• Going green with recycling , solar panels etc• Birding ( 162 species ) - private bird tours• Canoeing• Self guided walks• Massage relax zone - pre book• Swimming pool ... more   less 
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