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The 4-star graded De Doornkraal Historic Country House is a charming Boutique Hotel located on the Garden Route in the Heritage hub of the town Riversdale.

It is surrounded by the architectural splendour of the old Lower Long Street homesteads. The De Doornkraal Wine Estate`s vineyard stretches to the Vette River bordering the town.

The historic De Doornkraal Country House, the main dwelling of the Boutique Hotel, is one of the original structures on the farm proclaimed in 1746.

At the De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel you will be treated to luxurious accommodation in charming surroundings and interiors. The splendid facilities will ensure that your stay with us is truly memorable.

De Doornkraal is eco-friendly; solar water heating is utilised for the en suite bathrooms.

For organisations that need a break from city life De Doornkraal offers conferencing in the renovated, air conditioned former freemasons "Lodge Frere" built in 1888 that forms part of the complex. Leisure activities include golf, birdwatching (birding), sight seeing, picnics, fishing, fynbos hiking trails, and horse trails.

At De Wingerdt Restaurant you will find fresh local fare with a touch of flavours from around the globe. For a more exotic experience, we offer dishes inspired by flavours from Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia and North Africa. Our cuisine is preservative free, and we use fresh herbs and produce from our organic garden beds.

Take the opportunity to taste our award-winning wines; Divine Blush Syrah Blanc de Noir and Louis Muerant Shiraz under the "Aan`t Vette" label. In additione we strictly follow a strategy utilising only environmentally friendly farming practices.

Rooms and Units Available:

Standard or Luxury Rooms En-suite:
Double/twin bedded spacious room (bath and shower) with private entrance.

Garden Cottage:
Luxury cottage with en-suite double room (shower only). Private lounge and patio, located in the peaceful garden of the De Doornkraal Estate.

Vineyard Cottage:
Spacious luxury cottage with two en-suite bedrooms. Private lounge, kitchen and patio, located in the peaceful garden of the De Doornkraal Estate. Adjacent to the irrigation pond and overlooks the Syrah vineyard that roles towards the banks of the river. Ideal for two couples travelling together.

All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, safes, hairdryers, fans/heaters, tea and coffee facilities and some rooms an honesty bar.

Free Wi Fi Internet Hotspots in the restaurant for guest use only.Internet.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Dining room
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

From 14 days and more forfeit 50% of Deposit
From 7 to 14 days forfeit 66.6% of deposit.
Less than 7 days forfeit full deposit.


From Cape Town, Heidelberg, Mosselbay and Albertinia:
Take main entrance - into Heidelberg Street. Go over the railway track. Pass SPAR - on your right. Pass Standard Bank - on your left. Pass Travel Lodge - on your left. At Snyman Hardware turn left - into Lang Street. Pass Royal Hotel - on your left. White and Green painted house with thatch roof - on your left at 8 Lang Street.

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  • Accommodation Type: Hotel