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Posted by on in Social Responsibility
With another financial year done and dusted for Zeekoegat Primary School Project, I want to take a moment and say Thank you, YOU made a difference! Our yearly Educational Assessments has improved and with a Brand new Pre-school we will ensure that these children get a much better start to their educations. Thus exponentially, improving their chances of becoming employed law abiding citizens. To each and every benefactor that donated both our private and corporate benefactors, we can only extend our heartfelt appreciation for placing your trust in us to make a difference in these children’s lives. Without you, none of...
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With the Zeekoegat Primary School Project we strive to change the lives of dis-advantaged children from the farming district of Welgeluk and Volmoed – Oudtshoorn – Western Cape – South Africa. The support financially that Zeekoegat Primary receives from Government to run a school, just simply is not enough and we face many challenges due to poverty within these farming communities. Financial Standing – Donations vs Expenditure Our Project Room at Safari Ostrich Farm has helped us in raising R149’806.85 for March 2014 – February 2015. To each and every client and company that donated to our project, Thank-you. Our expenses...
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In Southern Africa it is fairly common to come across a Burhinus Capensis (Spotted thick-knee, Spotted dikkop). Yesterday I saw a group of 10 nestling around looking for food; these birds mainly eats insects, doing most of its foraging in a plover-like manner, repeatedly running forward, stopping then jabbing prey with its bill. Usually they are quiet during the daytime, but tend to get noisy after sundown as this is the time when they are most active. The spotted dikkop are usually monogamous (have only one mate) and outside the mating season, they tend to be quite mellow. However, males can...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Farm
We are now proud to announce the completion of our 5 new rooms.2 x superior honeymoon suites and 3 x luxury suites - all with brilliant views of the Outeniqua mountains and river beds. De Zeekoe now offers 21 En-suite rooms, tastefully finished and decorated. They are warm and spacious - designed to meet the needs of our discerning clientele....
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Fauna & Flora
De Zeekoe are blessed with 168 species of birds, and among them the fish eagle pair that lives in the riverbed of the Olifant’s river, or at the lake opposite Safari Ostrich show farm. The Fish Eagle is quite large and has black, brown and white plumage.The white chest is easy for a bird-lover to spot.The Olifant’s river runs through the farm Zeekoegat and DE ZEEKOE GUEST FARM, this is the reason for all abundant of bird-life.There is also 3 big dams on the farm, that offers even more playground for these flying creatures. It is an amazing experience to here...
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Posted by on in Events
Woman is so powerful, sometimes over missed. If you think of the small community of De Rust and how these woman stood together - on deciding to start the well known Meiringspoort half marathon, in 1993( 21 years ago), we can be proud to call ourselves = women.I can just imagine them running and talking having the "brainchild" of the marathon, born among them. I can just witness that so many ideas and plans from my own life , is born on the roads while I am running – believe it is all the oxygen that energise me- totally addicted to...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Activities
Situated about 45 min drive from De Zeekoe Guest Farm, is the Cango Caves. We will make your reservation, but the caves is definitely worth visiting. 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest drip-stone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are lead by experienced,...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Fauna & Flora
Have you ever heard of the Shy Five? Completely and utterly different to the Big Five, you’ll have to get up early to see this alternative game-viewing list. Keep a sharp eye out, because these animals spook easily and keep a very low profile. But they’re well worth the trouble. At De Zeekoe Guest Farm, these self-effacing charmers await you. They are: the meerkat, the aardvark, the porcupine, the aardwolf and the bat-eared fox. All are nocturnal beasts except for the meerkat. The strongest of the group is the aardvark, a powerful termite-eating digger that uses its formidable excavation prowess to...
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Posted by on in Oudtshoorn
The Little or Klein Karoo, which is a long valley bordered by the Swartberg and the Langeberg Mountains in the Western Cape, forms the southern sibling of the larger Karoo - the Great or Groot Karoo occupies the northern part thereof. This is the land of succulents - their thick, fleshy diversity unparalleled anywhere else in the world - peppered only by the odd bush and tree that gives the Karoo, at first glance, the appearance of arid, dry and very flat land devoid of living matter and given over to hot days and cold nights. Herds of buffalo, elephant and...
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Posted by on in De Zeekoe Farm
  At De Zeekoe we believe in serving fresh organic herbs and vegetables to our guests and friends. We use Organic gardening as this method of gardening is based on building a healthy, living soil through composting and using supplemental nutrients from naturally occurring deposits. The basic principle is to feed the soil so the soil will feed the plants. Healthy plants are better able to resist pests and disease thus reducing the need for control. If control is needed, cultural and mechanical methods are used first. Naturally derived pesticides are used only as a last resort. With the use of...
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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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