I know that the title of my report has words which seem to conflict however its difficult to put into words how we felt during our too brief stay in De Zeekoe. The Guest Farm captures the excitement of Africa yet manages to convey an exciting feeling with a gentleness and serenity that is not contrived and can only be the outcome of a combination of nature and a genuine desire to be of service.
There is a variety of accommodation available and you should make sure you know what your options are.The food and service was excellent and the friendliness of the staff was present without exception.
I wished we had booked to stay longer and next time we will, its the kind of place that you can spend a day doing very little apart from recharging your batteries and getting ready for the next exciting experience be it the meerkats or the nearby ostrich farms.
My strong recommendation is not to miss De Zeekoe.....you will not be disappointed.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- De Zeekoe Guest Farm Hotel Oudtshoorn