On arrival one is amazed by the space, wide open paddocks as far as the eye can see. Ostriches float
across the huge open lands, their feathers blowing gracefully in the wind. Giant quaking grass and
patches of Themeda triandra (rooigras) line the road towards the houses. Leucadendron laxum, part
of the Proteaceae family, commonly known as vleirosies or Marsh Roses are visible in small patches
of wetland. Sadly, they have been added to the Red List of South African Plants as an endangered
species. Habitat loss is due to wetlands being drained and land cleared for farming, as well as the
invasion of alien vegetation.
The three houses Springbok, Eland and Zebra are close enough for large groups of visitors to join as
friends or for a family function. For 3 or 4 different groups there is enough space for privacy. The
main Doornbosch House has a large indoor area and kitchen, great for entertaining large groups,
with 3 large bedrooms that sleep 6. The swimming pool is a treat in summer especially after a long
horse ride or game viewing drive. The extra personal touches make this place very special; fresh
flowers, a bowl of fruit and farm honey await your arrival.
There are several wedding venues in the area, and our houses are popular for such special occasions.
Many guests arrive for a weekend only to return for longer holidays. Everyone on Doornbosch loves
animals, so of course your pets are welcome. Please just let us know beforehand.
Wood is available on request. Breakfast baskets can also be ordered, and there are restaurants and
wine farms in the area. This area is unique and its most southern vineyards, have become renowned
for their range of popular wines. Baardskeerdersbos, a quaint nearby town, offers amazing breakfasts
at Marietjies. You might even meet a few of the locals and find out interesting facts about the area.