Edwardian-style cottage in the tranquil shade of a 100 year old oak and with delightful views of the main house, an impressive Ostrich Palace constructed in 1914. This totally private cottage consists of 2 ensuite bedrooms.
Doornkraal Kothuis (Cottage) is a totally private, self-contained house comprising of 2 suites with adjoining bathrooms – one with a romantic 4-poster bed, the other with a three quater and a single bed. Specially chosen family antiques and eclectic artwork add further charm and unique style. Well equipped kitchen and outside BBQ area with spellbinding views across the sweeping valley and hills. Discover everyday life on a Klein Karoo farm with its many activities or simply relax and unwind, perhaps with a glass of wine from the farm winery..? Secluded yet at the same time an ideal base from where to explore surrounding areas including the famous Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort (a natural gorge with spectacular rock formations), Oudtshoorn with tourist attractions for all ages (Cango Caves, ostrich farms etc) and the picturesque Prince Albert, a Victorian village nestled between the mountains and the vast plains of the Great Karoo. An easy and scenic drive of no more than 2 hours to the Garden Route and its stunning beaches and George international airport. Birdlife and botanical delights are plentiful and special. Baviaanskloof is about 1 hour away.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are warmly welcomed to experience all facets of Doornkraal, a traditional and fully functional Klein Karoo farm. Scenic walks amongst the fields and hills, cycling on footpaths or farm roads and excursions on our Cape Riding Horses, direct descendants of the noble horses featured in South Africa’s epic history, are a few favourite and fully-inclusive activities.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
No day is the same on this working farm where you are invited to join in on daily, seasonal activities including sheep herding, feeding the animals – with fresh eggs for breakfast as reward - harvesting (and tasting!) of crops from the farm and kitchen garden, planting and irrigating with fresh mountain water… Or simply observe from a distance but keep your camera or sketchbook close! Breakfast is homegrown and freshly prepared every morning and served in the cottage.
If you would like to order meals and prefer not to go out to restaurants, we can offer a menu of prepared meals.
We kindly request there to be no smoking inside the house. Guests are of course welcome to smoke outdoors.
Five generations of our le Roux family have been the proud custodians of Doornkraal, a working farm in the Klein Karoo. Every day is an adventure and worth celebrating with our home-grown produce of fine food and wonderful wine. We are privileged to inhabit a truly special part of our diverse country and the tangible tranquility and feeling of safety is always of great comfort. Days are filled with farming with wine, sheep, horses, cattle, vegetable seed, lucerne and the freshest air whilst languid nights are hauntingly beautiful with the brightest twinkling stars so close you can hear them. We have no televisions and you are invited to make use of our library or bring a kindle. Wifi is limited at times so earn a well-deserved break from technology and fill your days with the good life.
We look forward to welcome you as our guests and cannot wait to share our remarkable land with you.