Bush House @Doornkloof: Private, Secluded Retreat

Entire home hosted by Hanneré

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Bespoke modern eco-lodge surrounded by nature alone. Views from every room.

Accommodates four guests max to ensure your exclusive wilderness experience.

Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve boasts 500 hectares of bountiful birdlife, small game, leopard, baboons, bush pigs and caracal.

Your very own private hiking trails, barbecue, fireplace, swimming pool. Mountain bike trails nearby.

Totally off-grid with ALL the luxuries and generator back-up.

No day visitors.

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The space
A piece of the bushveld two hours from Cape Town!

Limited cellphone network coverage, no Internet.

Perfect for a digital detox!

Wi-Fi available at host's house 1km away if needed.

Only three residences inside the 500-hectare reserve, two of which accommodate guests.

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

Bush House @Doornkloof welcomes guests of all races and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Summer Room

- extra-length king size bed
- down duvet, hot-water bottles in winter
- 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 (please bring own viewing device)
- board games
- air coolers/heaters

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

- 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
- aluminium foil
- plastic containers
- biodegradable bags

- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- barbecue spices
- honey

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

NO microwave
NO television
NO Internet

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Free carport on premises
Private outdoor pool
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

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.

Hosted by Hanneré

  1. Joined in January 2017
  • 64 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…
  • Language: English
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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

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy