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Waterkloof Guest House

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Guest House
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: R324 Via Heidelberg, Witsand, 6665, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R1 100 per night (for 2 people)


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.

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 immigrated to South Africa in 1704. Waterkloof is a commercial farm and boasts a wide diversity of agricultural activities commonly found in the area. The farm has an excellent Merino sheep stud of 1 500 animals, 185 cattle including Nguni (indigenous cattle) but it is the 2 000 free ranging ostriches that take the limelight. The Nguni cattle are a new addition to the farm. This unique breed of cattle is resistant to internal and external parasites. 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. A visit to the ostrich breeder camp with 250 breeding birds is an exciting experience. Guests have the opportunity to help to collect the eggs from the nests under the supervision of Hannes or his sons. Hannes`s shadow Josie, the much beloved Boarder Collie, joins you on this journey to show you her unique style and to impress you with her charm.

Your hosts, Hannes, and Christine invite you to come and experience their warm hospitality and charming homestead. The main house contains various family heirlooms. The interior speaks of days gone by mixed with a unique artistic feeling. Guests can indulge in the luxury of ostrich leather chairs and comfortable couches while studying the hand painted panels on the walls of one of the living rooms.

During winter you get cozy warm rooms, with down duvets and luxurious mohair and electrical blankets.The en-suite bathrooms have warm towel rails, under floor heating and lots of fluffy towels. In summer you can enjoy large cool rooms overlooking the secluded garden which attracts a number of bird species. The swimming pool area provides a breathtaking view of the vast country side.


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai Area
  • Guest Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Serviced Daily
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Guided Walk
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 4 reviews for Waterkloof Guest House
Value for money


  • R324 Via Heidelberg, Witsand, 6665, Western Cape
  • Guests think Waterkloof Guest House is in a very good location
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  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: R324 Via Heidelberg, Witsand, 6665, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome From R1 100  per night (for 2 people) 4 5 1 5 R324 Via Heidelberg Witsand 6665 Western Cape 0860 022 102 15:00-19:00 10:00 -34.290511864075 20.71030974205