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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
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Paternoster, South Africa
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169 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A Tad Expensive”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I have not anything bad to say about the accomodation. I just felt it was expensive in relation to the room's presentation. The best aspect was the bathroom ; a separate WC off the bathroom ; free standing shower and bath. The bed was two units pushed together to make up a King BUT there was no converter spread over the two mattresses so a definite " valley " formed during the night - uncomfortable. Our bedroom was classed as luxury. Then why was there not a specific hair shampoo. A combo body wash and shampoo was provided instead. Also stains on the mosquito net and slight tearing of the fabric did not look good.
Loved the little verandah off the room but our view was marred by the high electric fence which started directly from the manicured lawn . All it needs was a softening of local shrubs .
The proportions of the room was perfectly adequate but not luxurious and the price tag leaned towards luxurious.
The meal we had that evening was once again adequate but not the + R500 price tag for two including a bottle of wine and water. Our fillet was maybe fillet maybe not ; it certainly did not have the succulent tenderness associated with fillet. Smothered in a wine sauce , yes it was OK but just that. Another gripe here ; when checking in we stipulated , on their request , what diet we were on. There was no consideration taken of our comments in the meal presentation , so why the request in the first place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night at DeZeekoe to do the meerkat adventure. We stayed in a Luxury Room which was nice and clean with a large bed and bathroom and lots of ostrich feathers decoration. We arrived late afternoon and had some sundowners in the garden before going to dinner. The garden is very nice and has a lovley view over the farmland. We had dinner at the farm, where you can chose from 6 or 7 dishes, which stay the same every night. The food was of good quality, home made style. After dinner we had a nightcap at the fire that was lit in the garden and watched the lovely might sky.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review.
Happy that your enjoyed our lovely garden and drinks from our new bar.

Always happy to accommodate guests like yourself, so we are looking forward to your next visit.

sunny regards
Kristy Potgieter
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Our room was well appointed, clean and spacious with a wonderful day bed on the patio. Lovely walks on the property and very peaceful. Staff was most helpful. Meerkat tour was great. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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jerusalem
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We chose Oudtshoorn because we read such glowing reviews about the meerkat tour (and it was a great experience!) and De Zeekoe Farm because it's affiliated with the tour.
What a lovely surprise when we arrived to a warm reception and a very comfortable room, beautiful grounds and a nice, pristine swimming pool!
The claw foot, deep bathtub was a treat, the bed was a pleasure and the air conditioning was very welcome.
Dinner and breakfast were both great and the staff was friendly, helpful and efficient.
We were sorry we had only one night there!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorset UK
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed for one night as we specifically wanted to do the meerkat viewing. We were welcomed by Adri who was extremely friendly and helpful. The location is stunning, surrounded by farmland and beautiful views to the mountains. The room we had, number 1, was well equipped, comfortable bed and nice shower. It had tea, coffee making facilities as well as a little deck with a table and chairs. The pool was very nice, sited in the gardens with comfortable sun loungers and plenty of shade. We had a very nice dinner in the evening and there was a good choice for breakfast. We did the meerkat viewing which was a great experience. We would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thanks for the lovely review and again for visiting our farm.
We look forward to your next visit on our farm!

Kristy Potgieter

" once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life"
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights , breakfast and diner are good , staff was very friendly you can ask them everything about the area and they will help you as much they can, Hotel was clean and good to find.

Room Tip: Choose the houses near the lake , beautiful view and very nice to stay.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Ronald

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and our service :-)

Look forward to a next visit on our farm!

kind regards from Oudtshoorn

Kristy Potgieter
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed two nights here and thought the staff particularly helpful.
Dinner was not the best we have enjoyed in this region of SA and a meal out in town at Bello Cibo was better value.
The room was well appointed especially the ostrich trimmed cushions. A pleasant stay in Oudtshoorn which has lots to see in the area.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Anne

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are very pleased to hear that you are satisfied with the standard of our accommodation and its facilities. Maintaining a good standard are one of our main focus points. Happy that you enjoyed our pretty town :-)
Hope to see you again soon!

Kindest regards
Kristy Potgieter
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Additional Information about De Zeekoe Guest Farm

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 #5 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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