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Doornbosch in the Summer

In the summertime when the weather is high, you can stretch right up and touch the sky…♪ ♪♪ This is what a summer holiday on Doornbosch Estate feels like! Summers in the Overberg are often hot, dry, and dusty, so it’s a bonus to find a farm such as Doornbosch that has an ample supply

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Calling all birders!

There are so many things to do – book a horse ride and enjoy seeing the game from a different perspective. Many a guest has enjoyed the thrill of cantering past a herd of Zebra or spotting the elusive Eland on horseback. You could also organise a game drive or bring your mountain bike and

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Trees

As I drove from Doornbosch to the other side of the farm, Kouderivier, I couldn’t help but stop and admire thebeautiful old oak trees. I sat in the shade of that canopy of green and marvelled at the trees own privatecooling system. What foresight our ancestors had, especially here in the Overberg where the seeminglyinhospitable

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Doornbosch – a real getaway!

On arrival one is amazed by the space, wide open paddocks as far as the eye can see. Ostriches floatacross the huge open lands, their feathers blowing gracefully in the wind. Giant quaking grass andpatches of Themeda triandra (rooigras) line the road towards the houses. Leucadendron laxum, partof the Proteaceae family, commonly known as vleirosies

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𝘈 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘣𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴!

Doornbosch Estate & Guesthouses is a beautiful and tranquil estate located in the heart of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. The estate offers a variety of activities and facilities to keep guests

𝘈 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘣𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴! Read More »

Baardskeerdersbos

If you visit Doornbosch, don’t miss out on a visit to nearby Baardskeerdersbos! I was listening to a friend regaling his adventures of his days driving a tour bus. He was delighted when they were welcomed to Rusty’s Pub in Bbos, and arrived to find the potjies bubbling, and foot tapping music played by Bbos’s

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Horses

It’s early morning, not a sound. We walk down to the horse camp treading carefully so as not to trip on a tree root. The somber oaks whisper as the first breath of wind catches the early spring leaves. The horses have heard us, a soft nicker and gentle hoof thuds are heard on the

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