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“Wonderful BIG sky” 5 of 5 stars
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Skeiding Guest Farm
Near Suurbraack Turnoff, Heidelberg, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful BIG sky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Spent 2 nights on this working, guest farm. We really enjoyed the peacefulness, feeding ostriches, watching the sheep being sheared and the HUGE, clear blue skies filled with stars and shooting-stars at night.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayd at skeiding guest farm in december 2011. We enjoyed our stay very much. Nils and anne-lize really made us feel at home. Nils likes to show his farm and to talk about his ostriches, sheep and other animals. Anne-lize is a GREAT cook. Diner was fabulous.

Ronald and Saskia

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

It takes about 4 hours to get to the farm from Cape Town. The farm lies miles away from any major roads and is very quiet. The drive in is long and dusty or muddy. The main house, outhouses and barn, sit slightly raised on a hillside, with fantastic views over the fields and animal herds. There are 13 double bed rooms available, some of which are in individual outhouses away from the farmhouse and barns. You do not immediately see any ostriches in the fields around the farmhouse, but there are plenty of cows, sheep, guinea fowl and other animals to watch. There is a little gift/shop area in the farmhouse, where you can buy a variety of things including ostrich skin belts, slippers and treated hides as well as skins from other animals.

You really should book the evening meal at the farm because it is so far to travel to any sizeable town and the meal is excellent. The group at our table was really international that evening: 3 international couples and 5 nationalities! We had a great time chatting during the served/buffet meal in front of a roaring wooden fire. We were made to feel very much at home by our hosts and we had an unforgettable evening, including many serious discussions about ostrich farming in South Africa.

The room that we had did not have a television but then again, this is not a place to come to watch films and soaps. The activities in the fields around the facility were entertaining enough. The bedroom floor was tiled and partly covered with animal skins. The twin bed was very comfortable and warm. There are no steps to climb to the rooms in the outhouses, which is a great advantage for disabled people. There was a wonderful ceramic wood-burning oven in the bedroom, which was good because the temperature did drop quite a bit during the spring night. The bathroom was clean and everything worked well. We were in the honeymoon suite and there an excellent double whirlpool/massage bath in the bedroom with views over the surrounding landscape – highly recommended. In the morning, we saw a variety of birds, rabbits, hares and deer in the fields around the farmhouse.

At 7.30 am, before breakfast, we had a tour of the highlights of the farm: watching the feeding of the ostriches; visiting the new born lambs and seeing a calf that had been born the night before. We were also very lucky to see two new born ostrich chicks. The breakfast was very good and the ostrich bacon, which is served with other hot items and a good range of cold meats and cheese, was very different from the usual pork variety.

All in all, it was an exceptional experience to stay here and much more than just a night at a B and B. To anyone travelling along the garden route, this is a place that we would recommend to stay at: It is an unforgettable experience....

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We were traveling through the Garden Route - somewhat planned - somewhat not - and we ended up at Skeiding Guest Farm by chance and recommendation from another B&B nearby. I was a little unsure at first because I was focused on having a beach vacation, but this place turned out to be one of our highlights! So peaceful and beautiful! The folks who run the farm are 100% wonderful! They really take the time to make you feel at home. The accommodations are fantastic! You'll love the home feel and charm. Extremely clean.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Skeiding is a special little place with lovely hospitality, amazing views and a true South African hospitality experience, If you can book dinner with the owners, and be wowed by their generosity, humour and total commitment to making you feel at home.
just around the corner is the famous Tradouws mountain pass, which is really well worth a visit and a route to the Klein Karoo, with stunning semi desert scenery. do the famr tour the next morning if you are an early riser, because it again just brings home the real lives of farmers and people who live off the land.

Room Tip: the rooms in the main house are ideal if you want to be close to everything, but if you want privacy...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Our room was very rustic and cozy. This does not mean it was old and small. It was clean, had the feel of a cabin and had an indoor fireplace, which we naturally used. We also were able bbq (braai) because our patio had that too! The location is secluded and you really feel like you have the place to yourself. See if you can do the tour of the farm.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Skeiding Guest Farm. Our room was large with lovely views over the area. Our hosts were very professional but friendly. Dinner and breakfast was very 'moreish'! The farm working tour in the morning was excellent and certainly not put on for tourists. Would certainly stopover here again when travelling on the N2.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Near Suurbraack Turnoff, Heidelberg, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Heidelberg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Heidelberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skeiding is one of those places that you fall in love with for no reason ... maybe it's the absolute peace and tranquillity or the panoramic views of the Langeberg mountains or the bright stars at night or the mouth watering food or the goodness of being close to nature ... that makes you want to come back. Situated on high, open, rolling terrain you experience the feeling of freedom and being kind of alone with no neighbour in sight. Skeiding is a working grain, sheep, ostrich and Nguni farm … close to the N2 and halfway (250 km) between Cape Town and Knysna. This makes us the ideal stopover. A friendly family farm, an education for city slickers, a place to relax and enjoy panoramic mountain views as the farm is situated on high, open rolling terrain. We Neels and Anné-Lize is two energetic people who love life …you need to be to run a farm, a young family (Anné and Pieter), two dogs (Dixie and Jessie), a cat (Tierkat) and a guesthouse in the same lifetime.Spoil yourself and stay Bed & Breakfast or even better, have dinner.Our sumptuous farm breakfast include : a plate of fruit in season, at least a dozen homemade preserves and jams, freshly baked bread, vetkoek ( a traditional farm fried bread), a cheese platter, cereals, yogurt, eggs and also a choice between ostrich and pork bacon..Enjoy home cooked country cuisine prepared by Anné-Lize and her small team of able and enthusiastic assistants. Neels is the meat “chef” on the open fire, unless farm work calls him away. A three course ... more   less 
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