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Cape Town
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although scenic, the drive to Doornbosch is a stretch on a Friday afternoon after a long week. That was quickly forgotten after arriving at the guesthouse. We felt at home immediately. The pictures on the website did a good job of managing my expectations and does not do the place justice. I was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps not a bad thing... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We loved it here. From the large open fires to the beautiful scenery all around, feeding the farm animals, taking a ride on the horses,and sleeping in the very comfy beds - brilliant. Plus great customer service from Heidi and hubbie, even helping with our internet !

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Doorbosch was the perfect place for our break. Here, you will find fully-equipped cottages with a good atmosphere. All well maintained. A beautiful garden with a variety of flowers surrounding your veranda. You can relax, explore the area, listen to the birds, and watch the sun set in amazing colours from your stoep. Or would you like to do a... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Cottage is an understatement. Mansion, stylish and private. Good for horseback riding too. Organic honey, eggs. Got sruck in the mud. Glad they had a 4x4 tractor. Local wine is nice and still underrated. will be back.

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed our horses and the muddy adventure. Hope to see you again soon. More 

cape town
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We have just been to Doornbosch and it was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the main guesthouse with our kids and our friends had a cottage just a few meters away. The farm is huge and fantastic for the kids to run around and explore. We also had a beautiful pool in front of our house but obviously for... More 

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us we enjoyed having you and we hope you will be back for another visit. More 

Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We went there to do some horseriding and would have been content with any reasonable lodging. We did NOT get that, we got a cottage better than a five star hotel (yes, I've been to some)!!! Two bedrooms, two huge showers, kitchen with sitting room , everything where you need it! It's self catering if you wish, but Heidi cooked... More 

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Doorn, General Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Heidi Maritz More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

We spent 5 nights in a cottage which was very well appointed and luxurious. The setting and scenery at Doornbosch are breathtaking. The kiddies thoroughly enjoyed the animals and collecting eggs on the farm. Thank you to Heidi and Bertie for their wonderful hospitality - we hope to visit Doornbosch soon again.

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Doorn, General Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We loved showing your children all our animals and they enjoyed meeting the children as they love attention. We hope to see you all again in the future. Kind regards Heidi Maritz More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

A very special place. Riding was the highlight. Wonderful cooked breakfasts and a view to die for. Don't be put off by the long drive to the B&B. It's a stunning drive and not too far from lunch in Franchoek and De Hoop ( a perfect place for an Indian Ocean swim). For our boys ages 10 and 12, they... More 

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Doorn, General Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed entertaining you and your family. You came as guests and left as friends. We hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Heidi Maritz More 

Cologne, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Thank you to Heidi for all your efforts ! We really appriciated them. This place is soo nice , quiete and you just fell like you are in heaven. The rooms are big and the bathrooms are really clean. We had a tv and a kitchen. You will forget the drive on the gravel road when you see the view... More 

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. We certainly enjoyed having you. I hope the weather will permit us to have the horseride you missed out on. Kind regards Heidi Maritz More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Doornbosch is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a riding holiday! Heidi is a fantastic guide, and her horses are wonderful. They are horses that every rider would enjoy - from beginner to advanced. I had the best time exploring the farm from horseback, and saw a lot of game and lovely flowers. I stayed in... More 

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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and riding with us. The horses certainly loved having such experienced riders. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Doornbosch Guesthouse and Country Cottages - our Guesthouse with pool - is in the heart of the rural Overberg, no more than a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, midway on the road from Elim to Gansbaai. Close to the white beaches of Pearly Beach and just a few minutes from the scenic mission village of Elim. Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa is only 45 minutes away! The Guesthouses and the cottages are part of a 5000 hectare working farm with cattle, game, fynbos and organic honey. We also offer horseback riding through the game and fynbos as well as hiking and mountain biking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages

Address: Baardscheerdersbos Road. Road number 1219, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Bredasdorp
Number of rooms: 12
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“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles kingtutt, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Room at the front adjourning the living room - huge and has a Victorian-style bath in the room!”
 of 5 bubbles AdrienneB883, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms my friends and i loved each had its own unique style. For a large family or a huge group of friends i would recommend the house on Doornbosch, lovely view and lots of space and a great social area.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexa657, 24 Mar 2012 | Read review
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