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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
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Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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“A good base for exploring the area”
Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

This place is lovely - the rooms and their decoy are just stunning (four poster beds, large bathrooms with both an internal and an outdoor shower), the swimming pool and the grounds are beautifully maintained, the breakfast spread is top notch, and the food is very good (though not memorable). While the accommodation is located on a working farm the only place where could see the two met was in the use of farm produce in the meals - there were no farm activities you could involve yourself in if that was your thing (though there is horse riding). There is a small children's playground and children are welcomed. Our small person had a great time. The farm is only 10 kilometres from town and is therefore a good base for exploring the area (including, having dinner in town if you choose). There is free WiFi in the main building only but not in individual cabins.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 30 November 2013
De Zeekoe is situated 7 km from Oudtshoorn. This makes our farm the perfect destination to visit all the surrounding activities Oudtshoorn has to offer. Thanks again for the visit and we are happy that you enjoyed our rooms, service and food.

" To move, to breath, to fly.
to gain all while you go.
to roam the roads of landscapes..
to travel is to live"


Kind regards from sunny Oudtshoorn
Kristy Potgieter
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

For luxury, the hotel lodges on the farm are made to high standard very large room and bed and bathroom, bath plus shower plus double basin and separate toilet, and outside shower which simply had to be tried.
Hotel facilities are good, outside bar with simply delicious cocktails in lovely gardens.
The cabins however stole our hearts, away from all the hotel facilities located on a water reservoir teaming with birds. Tranquil and lovely. Self catering, although a little challenging. But then there is always the restaurant and the bar with cocktails to fall back on.

  • Stayed November 2013
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thanks for the visit and the honest review.
Glad that you enjoyed your stay & our new bar on our farm.
Look forward to your next visit.


" peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time"
Lyndon Johnson
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Mosselbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed there on 19 November 2013 and just want to say what a fantastic experience it was. We were greeted at the entrance by a friendly staff member.The room was 5 star and the service and friendliness that we have received was of the highest standards. The service at the bar was excellent and the quality and taste of the food outstanding.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thanks for the review Gerhard.

Look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards
Kristy Potgieter
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Mbeya, Tanzania
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights on our garden route and route 62 road trip. We had one of the log cabins overlooking the lake, a beautiful setting, plenty of birdlife.
The cabin was cosy with an open fire which we needed as it was still cold in October.
The staff were very pleasant and Adri was very helpful.
The food was very good and we thouroughly enjoyed our Meerkat experience which was booked through De Zeeko.
We would stay again and recommend it to anyone who likes staying out of the town.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks for visiting our farm :-) and the review.
Travel safe and looking forward to hosting you on our farm again.
from sunny Oudtshoorn

Kristy Potgieter
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Great accommodation and hotel, in the farmland just outside oudtshoorn. Bedrooms were huge and well appointed and very clean, great individual touches. We ate out for the one night we stayed but the food looked good. Breakfast was good. Nice pool area and grounds too.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Andrew

Thanks for the lovely honest review.
So happy that enjoyed your visit on our farm :-)

Kindest regards from sunny Oudtshoorn

Kristy Potgieter
" the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page"
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed for only one night but this place fell below the standard friendliness and welcome that we received everywhere else in SA. The room was very good and the food good too but we just didn't feel as welcome as everywhere else we stayed. Its a working farm so this probably isn't the main concern of the owners and maybe this means it doesn't get the management time. It is also the only place we got bitten by insects in our whole trip. Oudtshoorn is a long way from anywhere and I suspect De Zeekoe is at the top end of places to stay in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear Rohie

Thanks for your review and again for visiting de Zeekoe.
Happy that you liked you room & food :-)
However our first priority is our guests, and apologies if you felt that you did not get enough attention.
I would just like to emphases that Oudtshoorn in one of South Africa's top destinations and offers the most activities around. The town is definitely worth the drive.De Zeekoe as well is Oudtshoorn top accommodation, and you will miss out of you don't visit the farm.
Unfortunately in summer Oudtshoorn will have a view mosquito's, this we cannot prevent, however we try our best to reduce this problem with repellant, insect bags, nets in all the rooms and spray. Luckily they are malaria free.

Thanks
Kristy
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This farm is in a lovely setting, well away from the tourist hustle. Our room had an extra bed in it for a child which made it a bit cramped. Good views from the small balcony, shame that the balconies for neighbouring rooms were separated by a sheet of corrugated iron - it detracted from the building. Great pool. Service at breakfast was slow, there seemed to be one poor lady trying to organise everyone, she did keep tabs on who needed what but food/coffee was very slow to arrive - she did apologise. Evening meals are huge and OK. great salad starters, again massive portions. We did the morning meerkat trip which was worth doing just to get so close to them, it is a bit of a touristy trip and you don't feel that you are really in the wild with them. Good walks right on the door.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank sophia27
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear Sophia

Thanks for the review, rating and your visit at de Zeekoe.
Our tours are not touristic, these meerkats are wild animals, and we offer the exclusive opportunity to view then in their natural habitat. You cant do this anywhere else!
Look forward to your next visit on the farm.

Kind regards from sunny Oudtshoorn
Kristy Potgieter
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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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