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“Definitely include in your trip to South Africa”
Review of De Zeekoe Farm

De Zeekoe Farm
Ranked #11 of 33 things to do in Oudtshoorn
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Oudtshoorn was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. De Zeekoe was the ideal place to stay, close to all there is to see, but if you only want to relax - perfect! We stayed 2 nights, which is ideal to enjoy Oudtshoorn, the landscape and the accommodation itself - which is very spacious. The outdoor shower is great, so was the dinner!

2  Thank NataschaMauthner
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Fab little Guest farm, lovely and friendly-see other review.

Thank LauraB23
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Enjoyed seeing the ostrichs up close and personal, particulary enjoyed hearing the history, seeing the museum and the still occupied homestead was very beautiful.

Thank 789maria
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

We stayed two nights here and found Paula to have a wonderful philosophy on life and felt her love of the people and the land. Be sure and book the room facing the river and get the wonderful private outdoor shower. The meerkat tour is definately worth getting up EARLY for. After a visit with Paula, she helped us do a cultural tour with a local family (Ma Bettie and husband). They took us on a private guided tour and we learned so much. All our meals were at the farm, and all is fresh, local, beautifully presented. Yes, the farm is a few km from the town but this is REAL South Africa, not a tourist trap. We live in New Mexico, USA and hope to return someday.

Thank Sewbusy65
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

A trip to Oudtshoorn wouldn't be complete without spending a couple of hours watching the sun rise over the desert and observing the meerkats that live on this vast farm. You can make arrangements at the guest farm for an early morning guided tour. You meet the guide at an intersection and follow him to the site. When the sun gets warm, the 'meerkats emerge and soak up the heat. Energized, they begin their day of digging and foraging. This is a totally pristine experience in the spectacular setting of the Klein Karoo, as you follow these interesting and adorable animals along, keeping your distance so not to disturb them. This is an adventure for the discerning nature lover. Do not expect a Disney production.

The farm also offers 1 1/2 hour tractor rides on the property. Not the pure experience of the Meerkats but nevertheless a very interesting exposure to the world of large scale farming in the Karoo. While not billed as an ostrich experience, we learned more about these animals here than during a proper ostrich farm tour. Very interesting insight into the economic and social issues facing SA today.

2  Thank nurseintheair
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