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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Route 328, Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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#11 of 54 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
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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
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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So we got a lovely warm greeting on arrival. The place was in a wonderful location, our accommodation was lovely too, very nicely decorated room, everything we could need for our stay. When unpacked we asked at reception about a trip the next morning to see the meerkats, only to be told they were fully booked.... very disappointing because this was the reason we had driven so far inland and out of our way for an overnight stay here... our fault I know we should have pre booked! However the lady said she could put us on a cancellation list just in case someone cancelled and said we were the only ones on the list so would be the first to know! Great at least we had a chance Later that day we overheard another croup of 4 checking in and also being told the meerkats trip was fully booked but they could be put on the list in case if cancellation! That night at dinner we overheard the same 4 guests been told they had now got a place on the meerkat tour as there had been a cancellation.. After dinner we spoke to reception and asked if we had also got a place on the tour and was told no, we said we were the first in the list so why had we not but the other guests had? but apparently not, in fact we were not on the list at all, even though we had asked hours earlier than the later guests Might not seem like much to moan about but this ruined our stay.... not only that we didn’t get to see the meerkats but how unfairly it was dealt with Get it sorted! ONE LIST! FIRST ON LIST GETS TO GO! SIMPLES!!!!!!!!!!
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Response from KristyP439, General Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review and comments made. Happy you enjoyed your stay , although the let down of the tour. We do encourage all visitors to please book the meerkat tour in advance. I will follow up with reception what the situation was during your stay We do apologize Kind regards Kristy
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After a couple of years we had another stay at the De Zeekoe and we haven't been disappointed. The team was very helpful, kind and well skilled. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. Our room with outdoor shower was clean and very comfortable furnished. The meerkat tour was an amazing experience even it was quite short. But that is nature. All in all we had a wonderful stay at De Zeekoe.
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Response from KristyP439, General Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Responded 4 weeks ago
Great review thank so much! Happy you enjoyed your stay with us
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We ate in the restaurant which was very nice , recommend the Ostrich Steak which is very reasonably priced along with the wine. The scenery along the way is quite stunning. It’s probably worth the visit while your travelling the Garden Route
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Response from KristyP439, General Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Responded Feb 15, 2020
Very nice review :-) thank you for the visit! Kind regards from sunny Oudtshoorn Kristy
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This was good in every way. Convenient location. Very comfortable room and balcony. Great service. Superb food. You have to try the ostrich filet. Highly recommend. Tourist attractions close by include ostrich park, and the splendid Cango Caves.
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Response from KristyP439, General Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you Richard for the great review :-) 5 star score thanks Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Kind regards Kristy
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If you want the most authentic Karoo farm experience you just hit the jackpot. Everything was graciously delivered and presented: deeply comfortable room, tasty farm food, clean, modern bathroom, heavenly terrace and friendly staff. Throw in the long list of things to do: walks, runs, meerkat viewing, star gazing by experts ... the list is longer ... and you understand that 2 nights doesn't do it, really. You also need some days to do nothing - there is such joy in that in this ancient, quiet place. Of particular mention is the smaller detail, found in many gestures: the staff who arrive early but without yelling at one another. Scented bath salts. Sherry in the sitting area. Are you getting the picture? For me, that's called country hospitality. You'll find it here in spades.
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Response from KristyP439, General Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Thank you for the great score and review :-) We do appreciate all feedback, and happy that you enjoyed your stay with ! we look forward hosting all your friends at de Zeekoe soon :-) kind regards Kristy
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Swartberg Pass (4.8 miles), Highgate Ostrich Show Farm (1.4 miles), and Safari Ostrich Show Farm (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beans About Coffee, Headlines Restaurant, and The Colony.
Are there opportunities to exercise at De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to De Zeekoe Guest Farm?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arbeidsgenot (4.7 miles) and St Jude's Anglican Church (4.9 miles).
Does De Zeekoe Guest Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is De Zeekoe Guest Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.