Skeiding is a working ostrich, sheep, Nguni cattle, wheat and canola farm close to the N2 and halfway (250 km) between Cape Town and Knysna.
This makes us the ideal stopover or getaway for a longer, relaxing break. A friendly family farm, an education for city slickers, a place to relax and enjoy panoramic mountain views as the farm is situated on high, open rolling terrain. Neels and Anné-Lize, are two energetic people who love life ... you need to be to run a farm, family (Anné and Pieter), two dogs (Asterix and Jessie) and a guesthouse in the same lifetime.

Skeiding is a 1200 hectare working farm. We farm 1500 free range Ostriches, 1500 Dohne Merino sheep, a small herd of Nguni beef cattle (a very hardy African breed) and we plant 500 hectare of Canola, Wheat, Barley, Coriander and Peas.

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 more commercial, smaller, full-fed farms in the Oudtshoorn district.

Guests are involved are far as possible in the workings of the farm. This could mean watching the ostriches being supplement fed in the morning at 07:30 (before breakfast – this is a farm, we do get up early!) on a "hands on" farmtour with Neels. You might even be lucky and see our sheepdogs Flink (an Australian Kelpie) and Fiela (a Border Kollie) in action, herding some sheep or ostriches. Having grown up in the area, Neels offer a lot of information on the vegetation and other interesting points that make the area so fascinating.

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