House 29 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve

House 29 is a fully self-catering house located in the Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve. The property is very secure and relaxing with the majestic natural beauty of dams, rivers and mountains surrounding the reserve.

The house offers accommodation in four bedrooms with beds for eight people; it can sleep up to 12 people if you bring in the four extra mattresses. Comfortably furnished, the lounge also has a stone fireplace to warm the open-plan flow of the second level in winter. The kitchen, on the same level, is fully equipped with a fridge, an oven and all cooking utensils. This area opens onto a balcony with patio furniture where evening meals or breakfast can be enjoyed along with the views. The patio below the balcony serves as a cool place to relax in summer. Next to the house there is a braai area in the lapa. There is a table but bring your own outdoor chairs. The house overlooks five interlocking dams only 100 m away.

At the clubhouse there is a gym, a games room and hot and cold swimming pools with wooden loungers. Drinks can be bought as you lie on the loungers or as you sit under the cool thatch and enjoy the views. Near the clubhouse you will find the stables and the tennis courts.

This reserve is in the mountains between Carolina and Machadodorp and boasts hiking trails, horse riding, wildlife trails, 4x4 trails and historical ruins. There are also guided quad trails close by that can be booked at reception. Feel free to bring along your mountain bike, binoculars, cameras and fishing rods. There are 10 dams and two rivers with trout, bass, yellow fish and kurpers on the property and a wide range of birds and interesting wildlife including brown hyenas, side striped jackals, 'aardwolf' and porcupines can also be seen. Wildlife like zebra, warthog and ostrich are often seen wandering between the widely spaced houses, further adding to the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.

Due to the upgrade of the Lapa area there is some building material at the house. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Reviews

  • "best birthday weekend ever"

    28 May 2018

    "we loved our stay cold nights warm fires and great fishing will be back soon"

  • "Doornkop is a beautiful reserve."

    22 March 2017

    "The reserve is stunning. The house and furniture unfortunately need some TLC. The stove is not working properly, no lights at the braai/boma area. Building material on the under roof patio . We will be back at Doornkop, just not house 29!!"

  • "House 29 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve"

    02 March 2017

    "My family and I enjoyed the weekend. It was peaceful.The house is beautiful and well equipped. The only issue for us was the stairs 'cos we travelled with little children."

  • "Tranquility"

    24 December 2016

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.<br/>Peaceful and quiet. Mountains are breathtaking! <br/>"

  • "Cozy gem surrounded by beauty!"

    18 October 2016

    "Cozy house with a lovely view. Has all the necessities one needs to feel right at home. Kids never had a dull moment biking, fishing, swimming and horse riding. Would recommend this to anyone! Caution to families with young children and older people - the bedrooms lead up to the lounge with a steady set of stairs."

  • "Great place"

    30 December 2015

    "House positioned very well with magnificent views of the dams. Maintenance and improvements at the house will hopefully result in an event better house soon.<div>Doornkop is is a beautiful resort with peace flowing through the valley.</div>"

  • "STAY AT 29 DOORNKOP"

    13 October 2015

    "Dit was regtig die moeite werd om so ver te ry! Alhoewel dit baie droog en valerig was, moet dit 'n wonderlike gesig wees om te sien as dit gereen het en groen is!!!<div><br /></div><div>Ons het heerlik gerus en lekker saam met ons familie gekuier.</div><div><br /></div><div>'n Groter swembad by die 'Clubhouse' sal ideaal wees!!</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div>"

  • "Amasing Stay"

    23 September 2015

    "<p>Was a wonderful relaxing weekend and was really impressed with everything that was on offer as well as how well equipped the house was. We will definitely return in the future. </p><p></p>"

  • "Great weekend spot"

    04 August 2015

    "Enjoyed our stay at House 29! Perfect location - lovely views and within walking distance from all the trout dams and hiking trails. Will definitely be back!"

  • "Horrible!"

    02 February 2015

    "We booked for four nights and only stayed for one night. It was a very bad experience. It does not even deserve1/5.The furniture are stained, the paint on some of the walls is peeled, there is an electric cable outside the bedroom. The under roof patio has bags of wood and cement covered under black plastic on it. It could not be used as a patio. There is no light outside at the braai area. The cupboard in the kitchen has old dirty cloths in. The double bed's linen is stained and torn. There was no warm water in the bathrooms.Would not recommend at all."

  • "Not impressed"

    02 February 2015

    "We've been going to Doornkop since 2007, I was not impressed by the house at all. The hot water in two of the bathrooms didn't work. There's rubble outside on the bottom patio and on arrival the house was not fully clean and there were no towels until the next day."

  • "Nice place"

    30 September 2013

    "Well situated, spacious and comfortable."

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