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We often think of the larger game when we visit Doornbosch Estate…

We often think of the larger game when we visit Doornbosch Estate; Eland, Springbok and Zebra come to mind, as they are the ones mostly visible on a game drive on Kouderivier. However, if we are patient and observant and walk or indulge in a horse ride with Heidi, there are a host of other smaller animals on the farm.

These include Grysbok, Klipspringer, common Duiker, the elusive Bushbuck, Steenbok, Aardvark, Bat-eared foxes, Cape Foxes, Genet, African Wildcat, Porcupine, Hares, Caracal, and Mongoose. Sadly, with the decrease of the Renosterveld, part of the Fynbos Biome and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots in the Overberg, there are a lot of threatened species. Some such as the Blue Duiker are even extinct. The Quagga is an interesting case, and the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (or SMA) which is a few kilometres on the other side of Elim from Doornbosch, hosts one of the largest Rau Quagga populations
in the country. These closely resemble the extinct Quagga.

The SMA is also host to the first buffalo to roam the Agulhas Plain in over 150 years. Tours can be organised, so enjoy a different experience and plan your weekend away with family or friends in the country. Book one of our luxurious cottages. www.doornbosch.co.za and let the adventure begin!