Skeiding is a friendly family farm, an education for city slickers, a place to relax and enjoy beautiful mountain views as the farm is situated on high, open rolling terrain.
Enjoy home cooked country cuisine prepared. A three course menu is served every evening at the family dining table.
Enjoy local wines of the region, particularly the Robertson and Bonnievale area.
Skeiding is a 1200 hectare working far. We farm 1500 free range ostriches, 1500 Dohne Merino sheep, 200 Boerbok (domesticated goats), 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.
Our rooms and cottages have all you need to feel pampered: Honesty Bar, Tea and Coffee making facilities, En suite bathrooms with strong showers, Heater, Ceiling fan, Electric blankets, Ostrich leather slippers and gown, Hair dryers and good South African Port (on the house !) to enjoy on the patio as a sundowner.
The rooms and cottages are named after birds commonly found in our area, which is a real birders’s paradise.
Ossie the Ostrich
This room is inside the main homestead with a private entrance that opens onto spectacular Langeberg Mountain views. It have a double bed and full bathroom (shower and bath). It can be interleding with the Blue Crane room for a family suite.
This room is also in the main homestead with a wheelchair friendly bathroom (shower) and twin or king size bed. It can be interleding with Ossie the Ostrich room for a family suite.
The two cottages each have a living area, main bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. They can serve as self-catering cottages. It sleeps maximum four (two adults and two children who sleeps on a sleeper couch in the living area).
A Dover stove in the living area will keep you warm and cosy in the winter months.
Southern Red Bishop is fitted with a twin or king size bed. Guineau Fowl is fitted with a queen size bed