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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Arrived early and while we waited for our rooms to be ready we were given tea or coffee and made to feel very welcome. Our rooms were well worth the wait, we had only booked standard rooms and they were absolutely lovely, they were also inter connecting which was rather nice
Everyone was really helpful and when they found out I had a birthday during my trip they made a real fuss of me giving me a bottle of wine and making me cake, all this and we were only there for one night
We did the Merekat tour and although it meant getting up before 5 it was really worth it, something my daughter and I will never forget.
The only disappointing thing was the fact we only had one night,I would not hesitate to recommend De Zeekoe and would love to return one day.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2013

Thank you for the visit at de Zeekoe and the lovely review.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I recently did a trip up the West coast and back along the R62 through Ceres towards Oudtshoorn. It was such a beautiful road to travel with beautiful farm sights to see. We found a great spot to settle for the night. De Zeekoe Guest Farm just outside Oudtshoorn. After a warm welcome from Paula and Christy who were most helpful we were shown to our very comfortable room, beautifully appointed and beautifully decorated. The meerkat adventure is an absolute must be sure to get there on time to experience this. Our dinner was a lovely peaceful experience and the food ws absolutely delicious, made by the charming Trudie. So be sure to book . I would love to go back and experience the charm of the rustic waterfront cabins where peace and tranquility and just nature abounds.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear Raymond

What a pleasure accommodating you at de Zeekoe.
Thanks for the lovely review and happy you enjoyed your visit,.
Hope to see you again in the near future.

regards
Kristy Seyffert
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed here in January this year. We were booked in to a luxury room so we were a bit dismayed to find ourselves in a room with little space around he bed and a balcony blocked in on booth sides with corrugated metal giving a sort of tunnel effect. My dismay was met with a distinct take it or leave it approach and I was firmly told that all rooms were the same size. However the restaurant was excellent (dinner & breakfast) and there were lots of birds to be seen. We decided to swim in the salt water pool but as it was thick with green algae and you could see neither the bottom nor the sides clearly it was not a very pleasant experience and we decided not to repeat it. Such a shame because the grounds are really interesting. By morning I'd had enough of the dark, cramped space and complained again, this time we were moved into a lovely room which was so much nicer. As all over Africa, most of the staff are so helpful.
However the absolute high point was the Meerkat Tour, it was an unbelievable experience to arrive in a field before dawn and to sit and wait for these wonderful animals to appear. So long as you only speak quietly and don't move suddenly, they completely ignore the presence of humans. The trip is run by Devey Glinister and is absolutely magical.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

I remember your visit at De Zeekoe end of January. You were booked into one of our lovely luxury rooms, with a great view of our farm and mountains. This is the first complained we ever had that the view/ space was to small and dark on the veranda.

Our rooms are graded every year by SA tourism and are 100% up to standard. I'm sure our luxury rooms would have been downgraded by now if the space and view was not 4 star level. Our luxury rooms don't have outside showers like the superior rooms, also a reason why you wanted to move.
Luckily we had a superior room open to upgrade you free of charge....after you insisted.

With regards to the pool : We use our own fountain water, and as mentioned on the BIG sign next to the pool, it's not algae, it's the natural calx content in the water.

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Kristy Seyffert

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Only stayed here 1 night but could have done with another to enjoy the facilities and chill out.The luxury room we had gave a beautiful view from the balcony over the savana and further afield to the mountains.But no water/lake/pond in front as we were expecting from our holiday company photo,and I expect it rarely comes up to the photo spec.Fantastic food in the restaurant so don't bother going elsewhere,but last sitting is 7.30!Meerekat morning is well worth the early start.
4 out of 10 for valuables security.Our small room safe had only been glued(not screwed) to the back of a flimsy wall unit and had come unstuck so could simply be carried away.Staff were not sympathetic when we complained,and when the safe could not be opened on our departure we were told this often happens.
But don't let this put you off,a great place to take a time out.

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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear Ross

Thanks for the visit at De Zeekoe and the positive review.
Look forward to your next visit,
Travel safe!


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Kristy Seyffert

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed here for one night and wish we could have stayed for longer. The lodges are very well equipped with large double bed, lovely free standing bath with seperate shower, fridge and seating area outside with small table and chairs. Would recommend the resturant as the food and service were outstanding. We both had the Ostrich steak which was cooked to perfection and was reasonably priced. Over view of the local area was given on arrival which was great. It is outside of Outschoorn village but very close to the Ostrich 'Safari' which is well worth a visit for a few hours. The hotel is also in a good location to visit the Cango Caves. The breakfast was cooked to order and agian to a very high standard with great service. Overall - The service was very friendly, food was very good and the rooms had lots of character. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Dear Bella

Thanks for the visit and the lovely honest review.

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Rumi


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Kristy Seyffert

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I'm not sure how to rate this guest house highly enough! We stayed for 3 nights and really didn't want to leave!

The accommodation, location, views, food and service are all excellent but the real highlight is how friendly and welcoming the staff are! Nothing is too much trouble and everybody is always smiling and happy to see you.

A real gem, stay at De Zeekow, you won't regret it!!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed here for one night only in December wish it could have been longer the accomodation was top, the restaurant as good as any and the staff very helpful, would defiantly stay again only we will stay longer

The meerkat trip wow!!!!!!!!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Thanks for a lovely review :-)

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Additional Information about De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Address: Route 328, Oudtshoorn | P.O. Box 226, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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 #5 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $94 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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