De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Overlooking the river, this working farm just outside Oudsthoorn has charming rooms with four-poster beds and has been furnished to a high level for a 4* property.
There is a lovely pool, large restaurant, and even resident meerkats which can be visited at the eye wateringly early time of 5am (to be sure to see them active). Horse riding is also available, and there is a small children’s playground.
The idyllic setting has something to offer for everyone – from the daring adventure-seekers to those who just yearn for a quiet getaway.
The name De Zeekoe, is derived for the Dutch name for the farm, Zeekoegat, which literally means “hippo waterhole” as over a century ago, these creatures used to frequent the riverbed that still runs through the farm to this very day.
Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich capital of the world”, is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Two ostrich-feather booms, during 1865-1870 and 1900-1914, truly established the settlement.