AfriCamps at Doolhof
AfriCamps is all about boutique camping (or glamping) at the most beautiful working farms and estates in South Africa. AfriCamps at Doolhof is set within the award-winning Doolhof Wine Estate, between the historic Bainskloof Pass and the Groenberg Mountain Range in the picturesque Cape Winelands town of Wellington.
AfriCamps` six luxury glamping tents are surrounded by vineyards, mountain views and the peaceful Kromme River that makes its way through the farm. It`s the perfect backdrop to admire from our outdoor wood-fired hot tubs.
Activities on the estate include a 5 km vineyard hike, river walk, mountain bike trails that start on the property, picnicking at various spots on the farm and the gorgeous wine tasting room where you can try some of the estate’s award-winning wines along with sumptuous lunch or platters. You can also enjoy a selection of spa treatments from the comfort and privacy of your own tent.
Explore the surrounding area’s popular mountain bike trails, hiking trails in the Limietberg Nature Reserve, horse riding, touring between various Wellington wine farms and distilleries as well as golf played on world-class golf courses.
Two white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and a substantial number of reds, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz are produced at Doolhof. The white varietals are planted on the eastern slopes of the Groenberg, which allow the grapes cooler days and less direct sunlight. A hike through our vineyards and a visit to the estate’s tasting room is a must for wine connoisseurs.
AfriCamps luxury tents
Each AfriCamps tent consists of an outdoor wood-fired hot tub or splash pool, a spacious open plan lounge area with a comfortable couch, a dining area with solid wooden table and seating for 5 guests, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 5 guests and a bathroom complete with hot shower, flushing toilet and wash basin.
Both bedrooms are furnished with a queen size bed and have their own private entrance which allows maximum privacy. One of the bedrooms also contains a single bunk bed. Our tents are equipped with air-conditioning and an indoor fireplace. Enjoy a braai on our spacious wooden decks and enjoy the views from the comfortable deck loungers. Pull up the front covers and transform the tent into a large outdoor living area. Unwind and appreciate a festive family breakfast while taking in the serene natural beauty of the South African landscape.
The AfriCamps glamping concept offers guests the freedom and flexibility of a self-drive holiday, the closeness to nature of a camping trip and the luxury and convenience of a beautiful self-catering unit.
AfriCamps at Doolhof Wine Estate Activities: Wine Tasting
Doolhof’s wine tasting room is situated in an original wagon house built in the late 19th century. A large terrace and a garden adjoins the Tasting Room, making it ideal for enjoying the tastings, platters and lunches on offer. You can taste five Doolhof Wines for R50 or try your luck in the weekly mystery tasting.
Wood-fired Hot Tubs
All six tents offer the exclusive use of their own wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation. Soak up your beautiful Winelands surroundings while listening to the calming crackle of the fire. Or take a dip to cool off during the hot Wellington summers.
Picnic (booking essential)
Delicious picnic lunches including vegetarian and kiddies’ picnics, are available. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance with a 50% deposit, and by 12 noon on Fridays for a weekend picnic basket. Doolhof wines of your choice are available at an additional cost. You can enjoy the picnic during a the river walk, vineyard hike or on a grassy spot on the farm.
As a tribute to the estate’s history and typographic Labyrinthine characteristics, a small labyrinth was constructed close to the entrance of the farm. This is a fun spot for the kids to play and make their way through the labyrinth.
Visitors can enjoy a 5km walk through the vineyards or the shorter river walk. Doolhof, which is known for its mysterious hills and valleys, is also home to many small mammals, including buck, porcupine, baboons and even leopard. Ask your host about Viking Adventures at Doolhof. Join our guide, Jaco for a ride halfway up Groenberg Mountain and hike to the top.
The area is very well known for spectacular mountain bike trails and you can start the trails right from Doolhof. The kids can explore the farm during the 3.5km Vineyard Ride. You can rent mountain bikes from the tasting room at R150 per day (subject to availability) or bring your own. Find the Wild Boar trail map in your tent and pick your route!
Viking Adventures at Doolhof
Viking Adventures offers a range of family friendly tours and activities starting on Doolhof.
Guests can enjoy a range of spa treatments from the comfort and privacy of the tent.
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