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Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

A very special place. Riding was the highlight. Wonderful cooked breakfasts and a view to die for. Don't be put off by the long drive to the B&B. It's a stunning drive and not too far from lunch in Franchoek and De Hoop ( a perfect place for an Indian Ocean swim). For our boys ages 10 and 12, they...

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Doorn, General Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed entertaining you and your family. You came as guests and left as friends. We hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Heidi Maritz

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Thank you to Heidi for all your efforts ! We really appriciated them. This place is soo nice , quiete and you just fell like you are in heaven. The rooms are big and the bathrooms are really clean. We had a tv and a kitchen. You will forget the drive on the gravel road when you see the view...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. We certainly enjoyed having you. I hope the weather will permit us to have the horseride you missed out on. Kind regards Heidi Maritz

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Doornbosch is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a riding holiday! Heidi is a fantastic guide, and her horses are wonderful. They are horses that every rider would enjoy - from beginner to advanced. I had the best time exploring the farm from horseback, and saw a lot of game and lovely flowers. I stayed in...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and riding with us. The horses certainly loved having such experienced riders. We hope to see you again in the future.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Located in a beautiful landscape all cottages are extremly nice furnished- the beds are excellent and the Service of Heidi is perfect.Berti is an expert in grillparties.We had 10 relaxing holydays with exiting game-drives and discovered nice places in the near environment such as eating wild oysters in Aniston by the Pacific Ocean! Tanks for this great experiance! Drs. Birgid...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope to see you again soon.

Landau an der Isar, Germany
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed 6 nights at Doornbosch and we came mainly for riding. We stayed in the Guesthouse and we liked everything. Got up early in the morning before sunrise every day and went out riding with Heidi and also with Jane and Mike, from the neighbor farm. The farm provides sufficient area even for the long time we stayed. Heidi...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Robert Thank you for your lovely review. I think we enjoyed the rides just as much as you did. It is always a pleasure to ride with competent riders who love horses and enjoy them as much as you, Sylvia and Johanna do. The horses appreciated the kind riding and all the attention they got from you. Thank you for...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We had an excellent 3-day stay in the Koude Rivier Cottage, which is located near the owner’s house, on the farm opposite of Doornbosch. Although the road to get to the farm is rough and the farm is very secluded, it is well worth the drive if you are looking for quietness and a true South African farm experience. Heidi,...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our lovely countryside as much as we do. We were proud to show you around and enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Heidi Maritz

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed for one night for a 50th Birthday weekend. All my expectations exceeded. Spacious, luxurious, beautiful - just perfect. To Bertie and his wife, you guys made us all feel at home. You have the best homemade organic honey. Thank you very much. We will be back. My only regret.........staying only one night......and purchasing only one jar of honey!!

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Tiaan Thank you for a lovely review. We hope to see you again in future for a longer stay. Heidi Maritz Manager

London, England
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed for two nights at Doornbosch, in the Overburg region. Our drive from Napier was certainly interesting - tarmac gave way to dirt roads, and we drove through some remote countryside to finally arrive at the imposing gates. We were a bit worried by how remote it actually was, but needn't have worried. It's actually a great location for...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a pleasure having guests who enjoy our countryside, animals, big and small and our flowers as much as we do. Even your two year old son loved our us and our animals. We hope to see you again soon.

newbury
Reviewed 11 April 2013

My wife and I stayed in the farm house on Doornbosch which is enormous. It is well furnished and equipped. It was the start of autumn, a bit wet and chilly but the underfloor heating was on, the fridge was primed with the essentials including their home produced organic honey - delicious, and the logs were ready and dry for...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope we will see you again with the whole family. It was an honour to have such a well known person visiting us.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We had a restful and lovely long weekend at Doornbosch Guest House, despite being unlucky with the weather. The house is very spacious, each room is lovely and more than comfortable and the setting is great. Heidi and Bertie are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make sure you have everything that you want. We were very...

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Robin and Rifke Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate the rain you brought with you, although we sympathise that it was not ideal for your weekend. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our horses. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Heidi Maritz Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Doornbosch Guesthouse and Country Cottages - our Guesthouse with pool - is in the heart of the rural Overberg, no more than a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, midway on the road from Elim to Gansbaai. Close to the white beaches of Pearly Beach and just a few minutes from the scenic mission village of Elim. Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa is only 45 minutes away! The Guesthouses and the cottages are part of a 5000 hectare working farm with cattle, game, fynbos and organic honey. We also offer horseback riding through the game and fynbos as well as hiking and mountain biking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages

Address: Baardscheerdersbos Road number 1219, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Bredasdorp
Number of rooms: 14
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Doornbosch Guest House And Country Cottages South Africa/Bredasdorp
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“The home is huge and can accomodat a large family!”
Ryley39547, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all good.”
kingtutt, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Room at the front adjourning the living room - huge and has a Victorian-style bath in the room!”
AdrienneB883, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms my friends and i loved each had its own unique style. For a large family or a huge group of friends i would recommend the house on Doornbosch, lovely view and lots of space and a great social area.”
Alexa657, 24 Mar 2012 | Read review
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