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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Route 328, Oudtshoorn | P.O. Box 226, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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“great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

We spent 2 wonderful days in the guest farm and would clearly go back. The hospitality, friendliness of the staff were great, the unique setting of the lodges at the lake wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

We were welcomed warmly by the manager Cindy, who gave us a great run down of what to see & do in the area. Room was lovely - with a huge fab bath and lovely views over the fields. Breakfast was lovely and although we only stayed one night would definately recommend.

  • Liked — Rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

My 2 teenage daughters and I arrived mid December. Weather hot and looking forward to a fantastic time. What a disappointment right from the start. The rooms were mixed up. We were directed to cabins on the lake that wern't suitable as I had booked rooms at the main house for security and convienience but we we upgraded to other "delux rooms" tacky. Flies everywhere. After an unrestful night I booked out. The owner was matter of fact "This is what living on a farm is like" I LIVE ON A FARM ALSO! They had the ordacity to suggest that I was breaking my booking and should pay for the 2 remaining nights but that was resolved . They should seriously look at their business. We moved on to simpler ,fresher and cheaper with extras.

  • Liked — Zippo
  • Disliked — Lack of help and understanding
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

We had a fantastic couple of days in stunning surroundings eating wonderful food and looked after by a great team of people who went to exceptional lenghs to make sure we had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

We loved our stay in De Zeekoe, and were only sorry it could not be for longer. The garden is beautiful and full of birds, the view and the serenity were wonderfully relaxing. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The whole experience made a great impression on us, and we would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Maidenhead, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2007

Contrary to some of the other reviews, I spent two nights at De Zeekoe and have nothing but the best memories of an absolutely amazing stay. The owner and all the staff could not have done more for us, the food was excellent - home cooked, wholesome and delicious, and the accommodation was superb. The rooms are extremely comfortable with all the amenities that one could want- we stayed in the main part of the guest farm. Yes, there is the "early morning alarm call" from the many birds - the variety of birds seen ar De Zeekoe is amazing - but that did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay. The Meerkat experience was simply the "icing on the cake". I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending De Zeekoe and can honestly say that we found it the most welcoming, comfortable and enjoyable place to stay.

  • Liked — The warm welcome and the stunning setting - not forgetting the fab food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maynooth, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

At the outset i would like to say that the accomodation, location and scenery are second to none and met all our expectations however we received nothing but negativity from the proprietor who at all times appeared to live in a 'different zone' .She was unhelpful, rude and generally speaking did not come across as as being very customer focused.

We arrived after a 4hr drive only to be informed that we could not be accompanied to our cabin at that time (late afternoon). No problem, we ventured to town and returned later.We were then directed to our cabin (2 kms away) whhich we found with some difficulty. We then discovered there was a power cut which the proprietor knew of but chose not to inform us of. There were also no candles and no torch which she reluctantly handed over to us later.Overall pretty poor attitude.

We did find her assistant to be very affable and efficient. She also directed us to a local restaurant in which we had a wonderful African dinner.

  • Liked — The setting , location, scenery.
  • Disliked — Proprietors attitude
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Address: Route 328, Oudtshoorn | P.O. Box 226, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: 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 #10 of 36 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Zeekoe Guest Farm 4*
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, 2000 hectare working 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 ( 16 ) and 4 Waterfront cabins Wheelchair friendly• Restaurant with fresh farm produce and free range meat• Conference and small functions venue• Community project with local school• Fishing – own equipment• Biking & hiking• Going green with recycling , solar panels etc• Birding ( 162 species )• Canoeing & NEW HORSE RIDING• Eco Farm Tours• Self guided walks• Massage relax zone• Swimming pool ... more   less 
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