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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Oudtshoorn, Route 62, Klein Karoo, South Africa

Images of De Zeekoe FacilitiesGraced with three overlapping flower zones, just 7 km from Oudtshoorn, the 2000 hectare (5,000 acre) 4-star accredited De Zeekoe Guest Farm/Reserve lies within one of the world's biodiversity hotspots (the Cape Floristic Region).

The name, De Zeekoe, is derived from 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 day.

This owner managed farm has 15 stylish suites opening onto cool verandas set in a lush indigenous garden with views of the Oliphant’s riverbed and mountains. 4 Secluded, amply equipped air conditioned log cabins (built from removed alien poplar-wood to establish endemic brush) offer breathtaking views across De Zeekoe Lake.

Enjoy daytime activities: habituated wild Meerkat tours on the reserve, farm tours, biking, self guided walk, canoeing, fishing and birding (162 species) stargazing in unpolluted African night skies. Spot the resident African Fish Eagle pair, subjects of a Western Cape Raptor Research Program at the University of Cape Town. At a neighbouring game reserve close by guests can walk freely among the African game. A historical sandstone church in the vicinity is perfect for a small wedding.

Treat yourself to complete relaxation in the saltwater pool. Lie down under shady trees for a massage or facial treatment.

Join us for exquisite fares of seasonal, organic yield from our own gardens. Wine from our cellar compliments our inventive cuisine. We cater for small functions.

De Zeekoe Primary school is part of our upliftment program. Opportunities are made available through this modern working farm and guest house to help create jobs for over 20 families.


All rooms have air conditioning with heating and cooling, ceiling fans, mini bar, tea and coffee, gowns, safe, complimentary sherry, tv except for the cabins.
5 Superior Rooms: Spacious bedroom, en suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and an outdoor shower. Air-conditioning; tea and coffee facilities; mini bar; slippers; gowns; safe; complimentary sherry; TV with selected Dstv channels;  Twin/Double
7 Luxury Rooms: 5 rooms with view of riverbed and en suite bathrooms. 2 Luxury rooms with open plan bathroom view of Garden and Pool Area. Twin/Double
3 Standard Rooms: 2 Twin and 1 double. Basic room with shower only.
4 Rustic Wooden Waterfront Cabins: 5 min drive from the main house. 2 Bedrooms, bathroom with shower, large sitting area with fully equipped open plan kitchen, deck that overlooks the lake. Air-conditioning (heating and cooling), ceiling fan, fully equipped kitchen, tea and coffee , barbeque facilities. 


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Facilities at the Farm

Guest’s services

Property Amenities

  • Braai / Barbeque
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic Baskets
  • All children welcome
  • Wireless internet at main lodge
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Babysitting Service
  • Safe Parking
  • Room Service
  • Cots (cribs)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Wake Up Service
  • 7 km from Business Centre
  • No smoking in rooms
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Umbrellas
  • Wide variety wines
  • Meerkat adventures on the farmActivities on the farm 

    All activities are subject to weather conditions)

    Come home to this tranquil oasis in the heart of the Klein Karoo. May the call of the Fish Eagle & picturesque Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges welcome you.

    Contact Details

    Owners: Paula and Pottie Potgieter
    Postal Address: PO Box 226, Oudtshoorn, SOUTH AFRICA, 6620
    Contact numbers: +27 (0) 44 272 6721 
    Fax: +27 (0) 44 272 8534  
    Cell: +27 (0) 82 584 9957
      +27 (0) 82 551 3019          |

    Meerkats on the farm


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    GPS Coordinates:   S 33 38 16    E 022 08 35

    Directions to De Zeekoe from Oudtshoorn

     Distances To Surrounding Towns

    Directions from Cape Town via N2, ± 4½ hours drive

    Directions from Port Elizabeth ± 5 hours drive



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    De Zeekoe Guest Farm
    Route 62, Klein Karoo
    South Africa

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