Inland from the Garden Route and just outside Oudtshoorn - the ostrich capital of South Africa - is the family farm of Mooiplaas. Translating as 'beautiful farm', this working ostrich farm, which also farms maize and alfalfa, is owner-run and -managed. The guesthouse is a beautifully restored farmhouse that still has its traditional facade and covered veranda.
Be sure to go on the tour of the farm to get up close to the thousands of ostriches and, if you are lucky, watch the enormous eggs hatch or hold a fluffy chick. You can also explore the town of Oudtshoorn or take a trip out to see the nearby and hugely impressive Cango Caves. Otherwise, just relax in the shade of the veranda between dips in the swimming pool.