Waterkloof Farm:
Learning about ostrich farming

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 Belgium from where they immigrated to South Africa in 1704 via Northern Germany.

typical south african geust house

Waterkloof is a commercial farm and boasts a wide diversity of agricultural activities commonly found in the area. The ostriches at Waterkloof are all free-ranging birds in natural surroundings. Guests are invited to accompany Farmer Hannes around the farm on a guided tour to experience the mating and breeding of the birds.

A visit to the ostrich breeder camp is an exciting experience. Guests have the opportunity to help collect the eggs from the nests under supervision of Hannes or his son. Max, the much beloved Border Collie, joins you on this journey to show you his unique style and to impress you with his charm.

The guest house has four separate guest bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, tea trays and private entrances. The rooms are decorated in the same style as the house and contain valuable antique furniture and art collections. Indigenous flowering plant species of the Western Cape inspired the names of the rooms.

Adress & Contact Data
Near Witsand
Western Cape
Physical address:
R374 – 17 km to Witsand
+27 28 722 1811, +27 83 709 0511
GPS Data:
34°17'24.4"S 20°42'37.4"E