De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Klein Karoo

Rooms: 9 luxury river & garden view & 5 superior (garden & river views); 3 standard garden view, 2 honeymoon river view, in and around the house, king/twin/double with air-con & en-suite bath and/or shower; 4 rustic waterfront cabins (3 min drive from main house); 3 cottages (5 min drive from main house) with private pool.

Prices: R570 – R2,500 pp.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. A la carte menu available or set menu. All products free-range & fresh from farm. Light lunches available on request & wide variety wines.

Directions: Head west from Oudtshoorn (towards Calitzdorp) on R62. Turn L at sign to Mossel Bay on R328. After 7km turn R on dirt road, for 2km to De Zeekoe on L. GPS: S 33 38 16 E 022 08 35

GPS: S 33 38 16 E 022 08 35

Paula and Pottie Potgieter
Seekoegat Farm, R328 (road to Mossel Bay), Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

Tel: (0)44-272-6721
Cell: (0)82-551-3019
Fax: (0)44-272-8534
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Right in the heart of ostrich country you'll find De Zeekoe, whose dusty plains are ringed by mountains holding back the coastal cloud. I arrived on a sultry afternoon and took refuge in the cool, tile-floored farmhouse among soft leather chairs, vibrant oil landscapes and low Oregon pine windows. Next door, a large dining room overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains and river bed promised a memorable supper and the slickly luxurious main house rooms (refurbished this year) lured me in from the indigenous gardens, source of many of chef's ingredients. Beyond the saltwater pool is a wall of reeds where fish eagles nest, and beyond that a river - the farm is named after the hippos once found here - where you can quietly canoe under a reliable summer sun. The farm stretches over 3,000 hectares, home to springbuck, ostriches, cattle and alfalfa stretching as far as the eye can see, so borrow a bike and introduce yourself. But I lost my heart to my rustic waterfront cabin - one of only four so ensure you ask for one of these early on! In a washed-blue dawn, the mountains now faintly outlined like mascara, bright birds busied about the reeds (there are 168 species to spot). I sat on the deck, its legs planted firmly in the dam, as my neighbour cast his line. So beautiful, so peaceful…. De Zeekoe completely relaxed me and I long to return. Beauty therapies, small weddings and functions available. Wild meerkat (one of the 'shy-5') tours done on the reserve by guide Devey. All activities (biking, hiking, swimming, birding, meerkat tours, canoeing) subject to weather conditions. Discounts for staying guests.

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Meerkat Tours
Canoeing on the lake
Farm Views
Main House
Luxury Rooms
Cabins at the lake
Canoeing on the lake
Wild Meerkat Tours