Swellendam Accommodation
Overberg – Western Cape - South Africa

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Waterkloof 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 Guest House
Waterkloof Farm
near Witsand, Heidelberg, 6665

Tel no : 028 7221811
Fax no : 028 7221811
Cell :0832702348

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 thier 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.

The Uyse are renown 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 Merino 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.

This newly renovated cottage is situated on top of a hill and has a breathtaking view over the farm and countryside. It has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and big kitchen- and living room area. It can sleep 5 people and is furnished and decorated in the old Cape Dutch style.

It is fully equipped with modern gas appliances, battery-operated lanterns and romantic candles. Linen and towels are provided.The cottage has two fireplaces, one inside and one outside. The fireplace in the kitchen is ideal for making a roaring fire in the cold winter months, but can also be used as an indoor barbeque area.

De Hoop Nature Reserve
Pont at Malgas
Witsand with whale watching, fishing, bird-watching and swimming
An hour trip to the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve in the Langeberg Mountains
A halfhour trip to the historical town of Swellendam
A halfhour trip to the picturesque town of Heidelberg
Private visits to farms with Bontebok and species of Fynbos (Cape Floral Kingdom)
Four by four vehicle trips
Whalecoast Trails

Season rates: (September to May) R 350,00 p.p/night
Winter rates : ( June to Aug ) R 300,00 p.p/night

Special winter launch offer :
R 250,00 p.p/night ( Only June to Aug 2008 )

Wonderful day, also interesting, very kind hospitality (Sweden)
Liked the ostrich egg for breakfast, loved South African dinner (Germany)
One of South African visits highlights, the best day (USA)
A stay I will not forget for a long time, the roses in the room were lovely (Luxemborg)
Delightful experience, far too short, will recommend it to all my friends (Saudi Arabia)
Peace and beauty are remarkable, friendship and welcome remarkable, truly a small piece of God’s own garden (USA)
Charming hosts, one word: excellent (United Kingdom)

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Have a look at our HOT WINTER SPECIAL. We offer you cozy warm rooms, with down duvets
and luxurious mohair and electric blankets, on-suite bathrooms with warm towel rails,
under floor heating and lots of fluffy towels. Enjoy our warm hospitality,
while you have a light dinner and good wine in front of the fire in our dinning- and sitting room.
All this for only R 250,00 p.p/night B&B. Dinner excluded.
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