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Bush House @Doornkloof: Private, Secluded Retreat

SuperhostRobertson, Western Cape, South Africa
Entire house hosted by Hanneré
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
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Bespoke modern eco-lodge inside Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve.

Accommodates a maximum of four guests at a time to ensure your exclusive wilderness experience.

Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve boasts bountiful birdlife, small game, leopard, bush pigs, baboons and is situated next to a game farm for extra interest.

Enjoy your own hiking trails, braai, fireplace, swimming pool and views with mountain bike trails nearby.

Experience totally off-grid self-catering with generator back-up.

The space
Limited network coverage, no Internet.

Wi-Fi and VoIP-phone available upon request.

Halfway between Worcester and Robertson; two hours' drive from Cape Town.

One of only four residences inside the 500-hectare reserve, two of which accommodate guests.

If you are looking for pet-friendly accommodation for two, please see "Almond Blossom Cottage @Doornkloof".

Two private hiking trails for guests' exclusive use.

85 kilometres of Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy MTB trails close by: ask me for permits.

Bush House @Doornkloof welcomes guests of all races and is LGBTQI-friendly.

Maximum four people. Day visitors STRICTLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.

Summer Room

- extra length king size bed
- down duvet, hot-water bottles in winter
- efficient air cooler for summer
- en-suite shower, basin and toilet
- French doors to pool

Winter Room

- king/twin beds
- down & feather duvets (cotton in summer)
- Jetmaster fireplace (this is the only fireplace in the house)
- serviced by main bathroom with shower & bath

All the rooms in the house have breathtaking views.

PROVIDED:

- quality linen
- bath towels
- swimming towels

- toiletries incl. insect repellent
- camping cot/travel crib with gender neutral linen

- mini hi-fi with Bluetooth
- audiovisual library (bring own viewing device)
- board games
- air coolers/heaters

- full-sized gas stove with gas oven
- electric fridge/freezer
- electric toaster

- all cutlery, crockery, proper working utensils
- a range of elegant glassware
- percolator and plunger

- outdoor braai and grid
- a bag of charcoal
- potjiekos pot (size 2)
- firewood and -lighters

- dishwashing supplies
- drying cloths
- tinfoil
- containers
- freezer bags

- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- spices
- honey

- quality morning beverages
- home-baked rusks
- 250ml fresh milk
- small block of butter
- fresh ice (two trays)

NO microwave
NO television
NO Internet

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole of the reserve. Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve (doornkloofnature online) is a Protected Environment and part of the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy.

Other things to note
CHILDREN:

A camping cot/travel crib with gender neutral linen is gladly provided upon request.

Unfenced wilderness = pets not allowed & caution advised with small children.

Please note the pool is uncovered.
Bespoke modern eco-lodge inside Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve.

Accommodates a maximum of four guests at a time to ensure your exclusive wilderness experience.

Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve boasts bountiful birdlife, small game, leopard, bush pigs, baboons and is situated next to a game farm for extra interest.

Enjoy your own hiking trails, braai, fireplace, swimming pool and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

First aid kit
Hair dryer
Private entrance
Laptop-friendly workspace
Bathtub
Hangers
Heating
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

The farm Doornkloof remained uninhabited by humans for over 30 years after the last almond farmer left in the fifties and until the land was bought by professor André Rabie in 1981. He had a Private Nature Reserve declared shortly after. Today, the officially recognised Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve provides refuge and renewal for its naturally occurring wildlife and for a select few human beings.

The unspoiled Renosterveld and clear, blue skies have a beauty that is healing – you only have to breathe it in to benefit. Feel the renewing energy of veld and fresh air, mountains and trees, sunshine and raindrops. Use the marked trails to explore the area (the views are great!) or settle in front of a large picture window for some birdwatching. We provide plant-, mammal- and bird guides, and binoculars for identification. When driving, don't be surprised to find a Cape Grysbok around a quiet corner or one of the large Leopard tortoises blocking your way.

When you've had enough rest and relaxation, take a short drive next door to have a beer and a scrumptious meal at Saggy Stone Brewery. It's better to book over weekends. The Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy network of MTB trails (85 kms) starts near Doornkloof and I'm happy to get you a permit.
The farm Doornkloof remained uninhabited by humans for over 30 years after the last almond farmer left in the fifties and until the land was bought by professor André Rabie in 1981. He had a Private Nature Res…

Hosted by Hanneré

Joined in January 2017
  • 53 Reviews
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Interests: art, culture, design; adoption and identity; traumatic memory; nature. Words in any form. I am fortunate to live where I do and delighted to share it with guests - to see them experience the thrill of discovery, settle into the comfort & luxury of our accommodation, and be refreshed and renewed by nature. Live and let live.
Interests: art, culture, design; adoption and identity; traumatic memory; nature. Words in any form. I am fortunate to live where I do and delighted to share it with guests - to se…
During your stay
Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that you came to the mountains to take a break from human interaction and won't come and knock on your door. You are, however, welcome to knock on ours if you need anything to make your stay more comfortable. That's what we're here for.
Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that you came to the mountains to take a break from human interaction and won't come and knock on your door. You are, however, welcome to kn…
Hanneré is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events