4 Star Accommodation Western Cape:
Our 4 star self catering accommodation in the western cape offers absolute privacy and utmost comfort with breath-taking views. Perfect for couples, friends and families. We offer five separate guest houses for 2 to 8 guests; those seeking solitude, nature enthusiasts, honeymooners, families and functions. We also cater especially for riders, who want to explore this wonderful part of nature on horseback.
The Game Lodge and Guest Houses are part of a 5000 hectare working farm in the western cape with natural Fynbos, Proteas and organic honey cultivation, horses and wild game, farm animals, birds, hiking and biking trails and fresh water dams. And just around the corner wine estates and the ocean.
After the change in ownership in 2002, the now standing guesthouses were built on existing ruins of the old farm cottages. Firstly the Doornbosch House, the former farmhouse, was renovated and remodelled and with the use of local materials and the expertise of local craftsmen, the splendour of the old Cape Dutch times was rekindled. In 2015 one of the largest houses on the grounds, Hilltop House, was finished and opened for guests.
All holiday homes are uniquely styled and decorated with an eye for detail and a strong South African focus.
YOUR STAY INCLUDES
Our hearty country breakfast basket includes organic farm eggs, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, seasonal fruit, fruit juice, yoghurt, muesli, bread and butter.
Basket is R 160 per person per day. Please request your breakfast basket when booking your accommodation.
We provide coffee and tea, fresh milk, sugar, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar in each house.
BEVERAGES / ORGANIC HONEY
We stock bottled water and soft drinks upon arrival in the fridge. You pay what you consume when checking out. Please check the price list in the house.
Our tap water comes from a natural mountain spring on Doornbosch. The water is potable and chlorine free.
Our 200 beehives are positioned at the best spots for our bees to collect pollen and nectar from indigenous Fynbos, Eucalyptus trees and wild flowers. Our honey is the only EU certified organic honey in the Western Cape. Glasses of 500 g sell for R 120 and make a wonderful souvenir.
ORGANIC EGGS / VEGETABLE GARDEN
We sell fresh organic farm eggs.
R 60 per dozen.
Our gardener Norman cultivates our vegetable garden with love and care. He will show you regional produce and, if available, you can purchase a few veggies and herbs.
Availability depends on the season and the water situation.
FIREPLACES / BRAAI FACILITIES
All houses have a private indoor and outdoor fireplace.
Firewood – a 30 kg bag and fire starters are provided for each house upon arrival.
Additional firewood can be purchased.
Braais/Barbecues ONLY in the outdoor fireplace.
OTHER OPEN FIRES ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
Game drives can be booked to encounter Springbuck, Zebra, Eland, Fallow Deer, Grey Roebuck, Steenbok, Duiker, Klipspringer, Ostrich, many birds and a lot more animals.
All game drives will be guided and operated by our managers in a 4 x 4.
1 hour game drive R 400 per person (minimum 2 persons)
All rides take place in open country on the farm. Horses are available for beginners and accomplished riders. Maximum weight 100 kg. All rides take place at your own risk.
2 hours cross-country ride R 800 per person
170 km 2,5 h
Cape Town City Centre is close by. And the roads are very good.
79 km 1 h
The famous Arabella golf estate is nestled in picturesque scenery of vines and lagoon. This 18-hole designers course is one of the top golf courses in South Africa.
79 km 1 h
68 km 48 min
Arniston, the pretty fisherman’s village, offers a beautiful beach, a scenic fish market and fresh wild oysters at the Arniston Hotel – a trip you will never forget.
50 km 43 min
It is the hot spot to watch whales (best from August to October) and the best place for shopping all your groceries when you come from Cape Town.
50 km 43 min
30 km 25 min
It is the worlds leading place for White Shark Cage Diving. And a lively village with shops and supermarkets.
19 km 15 min
Do your own wine-tastings directly at the wine farms tasting rooms. On appointment, you can meet the winemaker and have a lovely lunch in the beautiful open-air restaurant (opening hours depend on season).
19 km 15 min
8 km 5 min
Elim is one of the oldest missionary villages n South Africa. Originally found by German missionaries, it is today a world heritage. Its rural beauty and untouched architecture is famous for the thatch roofs and the village main road. This unique craftsmanship is still provided by the great talents and craftsmen of Elim.
15 km 14 min
Beach – beach – beach. Swim, surf, play, take some sun and enjoy hanging out at our most beloved beach.
15 km 14 min