Waterkloof Guest House Heidelberg
Guest House, a free range ostrich farm, is situated in the scenic vastness of
the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. A few minutes drive will
take you to the holiday town of Witsand with its superb beach and fisherman's
paradise. San Sebastian Bay at Witsand is world famous as the nursery of the
Southern Right Whales where they come to breed from May to November. On your
way to the De Hoop Nature Reserve with its abundance of wild flowers and
animal life, you will cross the Breede River on the famous man-powered Malgas
Pont (ferry). Waterkloof is arguably one of the finest commercial farms in the
Heidelberg district and has been in the family for seven generations. The Uys-family
has its roots in Northern Germany from where they emigrated to South Africa in
1704. Your hosts, Hannes and Christene, invite you to come and experience
their hospitality and charming homestead. The guest house is fully accredited
by TGCSA and has a five star grading. This longest established guest house in
the area is also a member of the Portfolio Luxury Accommodation group.
The house contains various family heirlooms and has four guest bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, tea trays and private entrances. The rooms are serviced daily. The secluded garden which attracts a number of bird species is ideal for relaxing, especially around the swimming pool area. A specialty to enjoy is Overberg Lager, a refreshing beer produced from local barley and which is not commercially available. The Uyse are renowned for their hospitality and good South African cuisine. Wholesome breakfasts include fresh farm produce and the adventurous can even indulge in ostrich eggs! Dinner is also available on request and guests can enjoy a typical meal of mutton/lamb and ostrich in the company of their hosts.
Waterkloof is a commercial farm and boasts a wide diversity of agricultural activities commonly found in the area. The farm has an excellent Marino stud of 2 500 animals, but it is the 3 000 free ranging ostriches that take the limelight. The ostriches at Waterkloof are all free-ranging birds in natural surroundings. Guests are invited to accompany Hannes around the farm on a guided tour to experience the mating and breeding of the birds. Further farming activities include 500 hectares of cash crops, mainly comprising barley and wheat. While travelling on the farm you will often see Blue Crane birds, South Africa 's national bird, numerous Springbok, Grysbok, Duikers, Steenbok and Vaal reebok. Various rare and uncommon birds are also to be observed. There is an in-house shop with ostrich products as excellent gifts for tourists.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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