De Denne Country Guesthouse
De Denne Country Guest House gives you tranquillity, spectacular views and soul touching moments. Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home. Spectacular views of the Oliphant and Swartberg mountain ranges. Perfect for romantic getaways or family fun time. Modern amenities with an old world charm.
|Bed & Breakfast||01-May-17||30-Sep-17||705,00|
|Dinner, Bed & Breakfast||01-May-17||30-Sep-17||1 005,00|
|Tour, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast||01-May-17||30-Sep-17||1 159,00|
|Day Tours – Standard||01-Oct-16||30-Sep-17||1 785,00|
|Day Tours – Extended||01-Oct-16||30-Sep-17||1 985,00|
Die Denne farm, situated along the Kandelaars river, originated from the Outeniqua mountain range, became part of the Keller family in the early 1900’s when Johan’s grand-grandfather, Piet Keller bought it from the Olivier family. The main house on Die Denne was built during 1907 , Victorian style with Oregon pine ceilings and floors. The main family room’s floor is yellowwood. Johan’s grand parents lived here since 1940.
Johan also lived in this beautiful house since he got married in 1993 for 15 years before he started the guesthouse and has since moved to another house on the farm. De Denne Guesthouse overlooks the Olifants river valley and the Swartberg mountain range.
There are several buildings on the farm surrounding the main house which have been renovated to form part of the De Denne Country Guest House today. These buildings have a lot of history i.e. Rooms 1-4 were the old milking pal which was part of the farming divisions at that time. Rooms 6 and 7 were the farm workshops and room 8 was the garage for Johan’s vehicles. Room 15 was machinery garage. Room 5 was built by Johan for their kids during 1999 which was later converted in a very nice garden suite for a family of 4, this garden cottage is still called the “pophuisie”.
Our Laundry Room was originally the cement tank used for drinking water, it was filled by rain coming from the roof of the main house. The thick walls kept the water cool during Summer time.
De Denne is part of the 700 hectares irrigation fields which the Kellers use for growing Lucerne, this is mainly for feeding the Ostriches and other animals. De Denne has also 350 hectares veld which we also use for the breeding ostriches during season.
The dam on the farm, on which wall you drive over to get to the property, was built in the early sixties. For the bird lovers this will be an absolute paradise as a number of bird species gather here.
Johan in farming now for 24 years, farms a total of 700 hectares irrigation land with 2500 hectares veld. There is approximately 600 breeding ostriches on the farm and they slaughter app 3000 birds per year. The 3 main divisions of their business are ostrich, Lucerne and tourism .
Breakfast served daily at our restaurant
• Restaurant offers light meals and BBQ Dinners
• Private entrances
• Luxurious gardens
• Swimming pool
• Mountain views
• Air conditioning
• Bar fridge
• Satellite TV (DSTV)
• Tea & coffee making facilities
• Tourist information
• Farm activities
• Restaurant info & bookings
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm has been telling the fascinating story of ostriches and ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn for over a hundred years, and its tours have delighted visitors from all over the world. Meet ostriches face to face, learn about ostrich farming. We are one of the most popular things to do in Oudtshoorn. People describe us as family fun, interesting and informative, great experience, ostriches and more ostriches, and more.
While feeding our elephants you will experience them (Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo) up close and personal. You will find they may be huge, but are gentle as can be. You may feed them, touch them and take photos with them while our skilled elephant guides share their knowledge of these gentle giants with you. Afterwards they will even reward you with an elephant hug as a special goodbye.
Hourly from 09:00 to 17:00 depending on availability
For those who are a bit careful and weary, we offer elephant walking experiences. Take a leisurely stroll with our elephants in the early morning or late afternoon. This is a great way to take in some of our Karoo beauty whilst walking with the biggest land mammals on earth.
Daily – 08:00 & 15:00 Depending if there is a ride or feeding booked.
BB Rates include breakfast, DBB rates include breakfast and a 3 course dinner. Tour + DBB Rates include breakfast, a 3 course dinner and a farm tour.