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January 10, 2011

De Zeekoe Guest Farm

This owner-managed African farm is over 2000 hectares and is part of the world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. Conveniently situated on the longest wine route, namely Cape Route 62, De Zeekoe’s unique charm attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish African farm in search of a unique experience.

Guests can choose between various types of accommodation, ranging from stylish suites to rustic waterfront cabins.

The idyllic setting indeed has something to offer for everyone – from the daring adventure-seekers to those who just yearn for a quite getaway.

Nestled between the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo, this hidden gem has spectacular views with over 162 bird species and not the “big 5” but the “shy 5”.

The name De Zeekoe, is derived for the Dutch name for the farm, Zeekoegat, which literally means “hippo waterhole” over a century ago, these odd-looking, water-loving creatures used to frequent the riverbed that still runs through the farm to this very day.

Here at De Zeekoe, the silence of Africa indeed quietens one’s mind so that the slow rhythm of life in the Klein Karoo indeed becomes the song in your heart!

Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, nestled between the famous majestic 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 only stop over for a visit in the little Karoo. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working ostrich farm, is malaria free and child friendly.

De Zeekoe offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (Meerkat adventures).

De Zeekoe offers the following:

Wild Meerkat tours, home to the “shy five”


From Standard to Superior rooms ( 15 ) and 4 Waterfront cabins

Wheelchair friendly
Conference and small functions venue

Rates are from R 470 – R 1300p/p, B & B:

Biking & Hiking
Birding ( 162 species )
Eco Farm Tours
Self guided walks
Spa Treatment
Swimming pool

May the call of the Fish Eagle & picturesque Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges welcome you!

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