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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“"Very relaxing"”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed at the De Zoeke Guest Farm for 3 nights 9th to 11th July. The Farm has a rural and farming ambience and it is a relaxing place to stay. The rooms are comfortable but like other rooms in SA, they do tend to be cluttered with cushions etc. and have limited natural light.

We had breakfast there 3 times and had 2 evening meals which were all enjoyable.

The staff were very pleasant and most helpful. The highlight of the visit was the dawn visit to see the meerkats which is on part of their farm. It is an early start but well worth the effort.

If you are passing through this part of SA, this is an excellent base for a few days

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Happy that you enjoyed your relaxed stay on our farm :-)
Thanks for the review

Kind regards from rainy Oudtshoorn
Kristy Seyffert
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed at De Zeekoe and it was a beautiful, friendly, relaxing place and a great jumping off for our meerkat adventure on the morrow. Breakfast after early morning with the meerkats was welcome and delicious, The chalets were very comfortable with verandahs overlooking a peaceful lake. A fitting end to a wonderful trip round Western & Eastern Cape

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Lovely peaceful location. Very well appointed rooms, friendly and attentive staff and great food.

I also had a fabulous foot massage from Marcia!

We arrived late on our first day, but they'd kept the staff on and served us awesome hot food in our rooms.

The bird life especially round the lake was unbelievable.

Really close to spectacular Cango caves and various ostrich farms where you can ride an ostrich!

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed for 1 night only. We asked them to prepare dinner for us at 8:00pm since we got a longer route from Cape Town. They agreed and let us tried the ostrich steak which was very delicious. They also upgraded our room to deluxe one without additional cost. The room is spacious and moody. The decoration was very nice. The breakfast was also very good. It is very convenient to go to Safari Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves.

We initially booked the meerkat tour in early morning. But the guide was no show because it was raining. We were very disappointed and went back to the hotel and told them we had waited a while and rain had stopped later. The hotel manager then arranged us to take the breakfast first and she would arrange another guide to take care us. Fortunately, we could see a lot of meerkat in the farm.

You could tried to stay there since the farm environment is special.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear Jacqueline

Thanks again for the visit @ de zeekoe and the review.
" The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"
St Augustine

Kindest regards
Kristy
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

What a special place De Zeekoe is, especially the rustic chalets on the dam. The fire was very cosy in our chalet, after our excellent meal (which included 9 vegetables!) we had in the restaurant. A wonderful place to birdwatch and run/cycle. The meerkat adventure was a dream come true! Thank you for making it possible. A truly special place run by special people! We'll be back to experience more of Oudtshoorn.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
We are blessed this time of the year with our lakes full and hundreds of birds, making a stay in the cabins unforgettable.
Thanks again for the review :-)

" Your off to great places, today s your day.
Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way"
Dr - Seuss
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

just outside the special town of oudtshoorn, we enjoyed our stay here with great hospitality in a beautiful setting - Meerkats trip was brilliant , nice restaurant on site and they are also certified as a sustainable hotel which is great

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Dear Jenny

Thanks for the review.
We are happy to be the only Fair-trade registered establishment in Oudtshoorn :-)
Look forward to the next visit at de Zeekoe.

" Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination"
- Roy Joodman

Kindest regards
Kristy Seyffert
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We stayed for 1 night in a deluxe room. The room was enormous and well appointed. Im not sure if it's a family-run hotel, but it had that feel about it. The hotel grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed lounging by the small pool in the February heat. We had breakfast and dinner at the hotel and the food was very good. We enjoyed that we were given the option of having an ostrich egg omelette at breakfast. The highlight of our stay at De Zeekoe was the Meerkat experience, which the hotel arranged for us. The guide, Devey, was an interesting guy and we enjoyed listening to his stories about animal rescues that he and his family have helped with. One night was sufficient for us to see a bit of Oudtshoorn and participate in the Meerkat experience.

  • Stayed February 2013
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Thanks for the visit at de Zeekoe and the great review.
Look forward to your next visit in the near future :-)

Kind regards
Kristy
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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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