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Doornkraal Kothuis

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Doornkraal Kothuis

5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Self check-inYou can check in with the doorman.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location93% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

On the farm Doornkraal near the town of De Rust in the Klein Karoo, this Edwardian-style cottage is built in the tranquil shade of a 100 year old oak, with delightful views of the main house, an impressive Ostrich Palace constructed in 1914. This totally private cottage consists of 2 en suite bedrooms.

The farm is easily accessible by tarred road, about 5 minutes from De Rust.


Hot water
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff


32 Reviews

Enid User Profile
March 2017
We took a long weekend road trip through the Small Karoo recently. We loved every minute of our 3 night stay on the farm! It turned out to be so much more that just a place to stay. Doornkraal is beautiful and the surrounding area so peaceful. We slept like logs in the quaint, we…
Amanda User Profile
November 2018
We felt so welcome and at home at Celia’s place. The house, the delicious breakfast, the braai, the pool, the starlit sky...just a perfect place to wind down at (true even when traveling with little kids!). We even got our dishes done and the braai set up for us - such a treat. H…
Celia User Profile
Response from Celia:
Thank you welcome for your kind and generous remarks, much appreciated. I'm so glad you had a good rest. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful, peaceful and safe part of our great country, and we share it gladly.
November 2018
Christiaan User Profile
October 2018
Celia's Kothuis is a very nice place to escape from your everyday life where you can relax and enjoy the farm sounds/sights during the day and the amazing starry night. The place is perfect for a family or even two couples as each room has its own bathroom. The kitchen is small …
Liesl User Profile
September 2018
We had a fantastic stay with Celia. The farm is absolutely beautiful. The cottage has everything you need and we had a wonderful evening having a barbeque outside under the stars. We would love to go back and spend more time in De Rust. Thanks Celia for a great stay! I would reco…
Celia User Profile
Response from Celia:
Thank you Liesl! Our perk of having this cottage on the farm is meeting nice people like you and Johan. All the best, hope to welcome you again to Doornkraal.
September 2018
Michelle User Profile
May 2018
I can recommend this to all that are looking for peace and quiet and some amazing scebery
Elizabeth User Profile
March 2018
This is a jewel in the Karoo! We felt treated everyday surrounded by beautiful scenery, good food, peace and quiet and wonderful hosts. We would highly recommend this farmstay for a truly unique experience!
Celia User Profile
Response from Celia:
Thank you Elizabeth for the wonderful compliments. We believe in authenticity - its certainly not a show farm but its peaceful and safe and we love our land. It was a pleasure to share it with you. Thank you for staying over with us.
March 2018
Gretta User Profile
March 2018
Celia and her family welcomed us so warmly and were accommodating and friendly in every way. We felt completely at home and comfortable, the farm staff took wonderful care of us (didn't let us lift a finger with preparing the fire for a BBQ or doing dishes etc and provided us wit…

Hosted by Celia

De Rust, South AfricaJoined in October 2015
Celia User Profile
32 Reviews
Celia is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Five generations of our le Roux family have been the proud custodians of Doornkraal, a working farm in the Klein Karoo. Every day is an adventure and worth celebrating with our home-grown produce of fine food and wonderful wine. We are privileged to inhabit a truly special part o…
Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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