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Posted by on in Oudtshoorn
Now in existence for over 76 years, Zeekoegat Primary School continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community.Our small school has already helped shape and form hundreds of children into young successful adults. Currently with 71 children from grade 1 – 6 & 20 toddlers, we are just too short on finances to offer the necessary resources to accommodate all the underprivileged children. Unfortunately the department of Education provides too little for the school to continue and we lean on the help from our Project Room at Safari & de Zeekoe Guest Farm’s national and international...
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I attended this show during the past weekend and although it’s been my first show, I think it was a great success. The show consisted mainly out of Tourist Accommodation and –activity exhibitions, the different regions of the Western- and Eastern Cape were represented at different stands, from West Coast, Cape Winelands, Cape Agulhas, Gardenroute, Oudtshoorn, Tsitsikamma and the Eastern Cape all had some appealing and colourful displays. There were also camping gear stalls, like Cape Union Mart and a variety of food stalls. We shared a stand with the Oudtshoorn tourism buro. Beautiful banners were printed with pictures of...
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Posted by on in Events
Nou ja, die jaarlikse ABSA KKNK 2014 is so te se om die draai. Hierdie jaar gaan dit besonders wees omdat dit die 20ste bestaansjaar van die fees is. Daar word ook hierdie keer aktiwiteite in die omgewing, ingesluit by die feesprogram en ons as De Zeekoe Gasteplaas voel geeerd om deel te wees van hierdie wonderlike geleentheid. Ons bied die aktiwiteit: Perderitte in die Klein Karoo aan. Dit gee feesgangers die geleentheid om die Klein Karoo omgewing vanaf ‘n ander oogpunt te benader. Gaste sal die keuse he tussen ‘n skemerkeltjie- of ontbyt rit. Die ontbyt rit behels ‘n uur...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Farm
Come and experience a fine example of green architecture right here on the farm with us. We’re busy expanding our accommodation as we receive more and more guests every year and don’t like turning them away. We’ve decided to build 6 eco-friendly stone cottages by using only natural building materials such as clay, reeds, wood and stones. Solar panels will be installed on the roofs as well as gas geysers. Each cottage will be fully equipped to accommodate 2 to 4 guests. The patio situated on the south end of the cottage, has a stunning view, overlooking one of our dams...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Fauna & Flora
Part of our everyday use, are the herbs in our own herb garden. There is an extensive variety in this petite garden. From rosemary, sage, mint, parsley, chamomile, lavender and thyme. We use it to make different pesto’s, in salads, to flavour our water, in our cocktails and for decorating our fine cuisine at our restaurant in the heart of the Klein Karoo enroute to Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn. The view over the Outeniqua mountains and the Olifants river from our restaurant patio is spectacular. Some of them have quite interesting histories as well as some intriguing facts and medicinal values. Parsley...
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Nonnetjies Uil, also known as the common barn Owl. Facts about this beautiful owl: The Barn Owl (in Afirkaan the Nonnetjies Uil) is a medium-sized owl with a wingspan of 100-125 cm and a size of 32-40 cm. The weight is 400-700 g. It has a white or mostly with underside, a heart-shaped, white face and golden-grey coloured upper parts. Females are larger than males and more spotted on the breast. The spots may signal to a potential mate the quality of the female. Barn owls generally hunt small rodents, especially voles and mice, but they also eat young rabbits, bats,...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Farm
Wheat is a big part of our production here on the farm. Every year we harvest several tons of wheat. It originated from Iraq 10,000 BC and is now being produced in several countries around the world, including South Africa, China, India, Canada and the United States. It’s used in several food types such as breads, pastas, pizzas, bagels and cereals.Besides being used as a food source, wheat can also be transformed to be used as fuel, as an alternative to oil. It’s interesting to know that wheat is furthermore being used for: Paper Milk replacer Hair conditioners Biodegradable golf tees...
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My choice for plant of the week is this interesting thorn tree, also known as “soetdoring” or botanical name Acacia Karroo.While riding around the farm I have noticed several of these trees especially along the water channels and near the farm dams. It might look like any old ordinary tree covered with thorns, but there’s more to this tree than meets the eye.I have noticed that especially the yellow sociable weavers like to build their nests on the tip of the branches hanging over the water. That’s to prevent predators like snakes to get to their chicks.The fine leaves are a...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe's Guests
Lynn Drewett send us some lovely pictures of their stay at de Zeekoe recently.
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Fauna & Flora
Our latest addition to the herd is a beautiful Boerperd mare called Savanna. Now we’ve got two horses called Savanna. We’ll have to distinguish between the two by adding “lite” and “dry” to their names I suppose. She even chose her favorite amongst the geldings and Tarzan seems to be the lucky one. They’re so in love. He follows her wherever she goes. ...
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The farmm

The Farm

On this 2000 hectares of land, modern technology and a diversity of farming is to be seen with ostriches, cattle, sheep, springbok and alfalfa fields.
Take a self guided stroll to explore the De Zeekoe Farm and animals.

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Functions & Conferences

De Zeekoe is a place to relax & feel inspired - an African farm and reserve. Here, away from it all, in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of the Olifants River & Outeniqua mountains.

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Beauty Treatments

After a long exhilarating day under the hot African sun, unwind in our beauty and relaxation zone, treatments done either in our salon or under the shade of an old indigenous Karoo thorn tree, in true De Zeekoe fashion!

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Our Restaurant

The Klein Karoo is renowned for its unique cuisine. Traditional ostrich, venison and appetising vegetarian dishes with a unique Karoo twist are just some of the plates of delicacies offered on De Zeekoe's impressive menu.

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