Skeiding Guest Farm

Ostrich

A. Portfolio

There is a farm in Africa... Skeiding... close to the N2 and halfway between Cape Town and Knysna. Skeiding is a 1200 hectare working farm with free range ostriches, dairy, wheat and Dohne Merino sheep. Our natural method of ostrich farming is distinctive - we allow the birds to range freely and raise their young themselves, nurturing them under their big wings. Free range ostrich farms are a totally different experience to the commercial farms in the Oudtshoorn district.

The HouseQuotes from our guests:
  • After waiting and watching in anticipation for the baby ostrich to break through the egg shell: "It was a thrill for us to share that magic moment". (England)
  • After just relaxing and experiencing the tranquility: "I do not know whether you will still remember the two tourists travelling from Germany to South Africa and staying in your beautiful cottage on the top of a hill with an unexpectable view over an unbelievable landscape... the two German tourists had a wonderful time within your homely and friendly castle...". (Germany)
  • After experiencing our two working dogs (Simba and Flimp) herding some sheep: "Most exciting stay we had". (Austria)

Guests can experience farm life at its best on a farm tour with Neels: Feeding the largest bird in the world (ostrich), visit the wheat crops, the dairy for fresh warm milk straight from the cow, experience the love and respect between working dog and farmer herding sheep, or bird watch - the Blue Crane, South Africa's National bird. Flocks up to 100 may sometimes be seen. Guinea fowl and Pheasant hunting is another possibility for the brave of heart, walking the many ravines on our farm. Having grown up in the area Neels offers a lot of information on the vegetation and other interesting points that make the area so fascinating.Ostrich

In our traditional Cape Dutch farmhouse you can experience real South African hospitality with the sounds and glow of a cracking fire.

Dinner is served at the family dining table where local recipes can be sampled with your hosts, Neels and Anné-Lize, while experiencing this special part of Africa.

We also offer ostrich leather products for sale.

The only conclusion: You must experience Skeiding's natural beauty, tranquility, wildlife, flora and magnificent mountain scenery.


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