Stayed for 2 nights at De Zeekoe in one of their lakeside cabins. It's a few minutes drive from the main building, but it's a beautiful setting on the lake and it had 2 bedrooms, so great for us as a family of four. The cabin itself was quite rustic compared to some of our other accomodation, but very clean and comfortable. The staff were great and dinner and breakfast were a real pleasure. I thought the dinner was a little over-priced - very nice, but we had eaten in equally good places for less.
There were plenty of activities on offer, but we just took the farm tour. It was very good - the children liked being taken around on a tractor and it was more intimate than the larger ostrich farm tours. Having said that, we did also go to Safari Ostrich Farm which is just over the road from De Zeekoe and we really enjoyed that - we were lucky that there were only a handful of people there at the same time. We didn't visit the meerkats, but DeZeekoe offer a significant discount compared to booking direct with the meerkat man, so worth going through them.
Overall, I really enjoyed De Zeekoe and I would recommend it as a base for exploring Oudtshoorn.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- De Zeekoe Guest Farm Hotel Oudtshoorn