Doornbosch Guesthouse

About Doornbosch Guesthouse

Country Bliss & Horse-riding in the Overberg

Warm hospitality, tranquillity and adventure await at the Doornbosch Guesthouses and Country Cottages, found in the heart of the beautiful Overberg. Situated on a working farm where organic Angus beef cattle, certified organic honey, fynbos and organic eggs are produced. Doornbosch is a mere two-hour drive from Cape Town and located on the road that connects Elim to Gansbaai. It boasts three, three-bedroom guesthouses and two self-catering cottages ideal for couples, groups of friends and families.

Activities on and around the farm include hiking, biking, wine-tasting, bird-watching and swimming at nearby Pearly Beach, but a stay at Doornbosch is mostly about relaxing among the fynbos, enjoying the luxuries of the four-star accommodation and rejuvenating the soul.

A recommended highlight on the farm are the guided horse trails with the estate’s manager, Heidi, who also happens to be a qualified riding instructor. Doornbosch’s sure-footed, well schooled,  Boerperd and Nooitgedacht horses, will take you through beautiful mountains covered in natural fynbos and bring you in close contact with Zebra, Eland, Springbuck and Fallow Deer.  Riders are matched with suitable horses and all experience levels are accommodated. Even kids can join in on the fun!

An added bonus is that Doornbosch is located near Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa, which is a must-visit. This coastline is hugged by hundreds of southern-right whales that journey from afar on an annual basis.

All three guesthouses have three spacious guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a large communal living area with fully equipped kitchens.  Guests can enjoy stunning views from the large patios or cosy up around the fireplaces.    The Cape-Dutch style cottages are very comfortable with cosy living areas with fireplaces and private gardens and patios.  All with spectacular views. Every cottage has its own terrace, kitchen and en-suite bathroom and is uniquely styled with South African flavour. Each cottage accommodates four guests.

Choose Doornbosch for adventure, nature and relaxation.