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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 7 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
James W Chester, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most wonderful welcome and creative food from Christopher (Chef and Manager), the most comfortable beds and a lovely pool to sit by made for a memorable stay. Of note was his fillet of Ostrich cooked medium rare but the attention to detail was in everything he prepared – freshly cooked warm bread at dinner sprinkled with sea salt and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the Hilton to the Hyatt or the Sheraton to the Radisson, whether in SA or around the Globe, I can personally vouch for the fact that neither of the hotels I have mentioned, could match the personalized service, attention to detail and above all, "top" Chef de Cuisine, Christopher Peppas's gastronomic magical delights, produced and complemented with homegrown and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having driven down the N2 many times in the past ten years whilst on vacation from the UK we never entertained s top-off at Riversdale. What a miss over those years! This December we decided after internet exploration to spend a couple of nights in Riversdale en route to Plett. De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel took our fancy... More 

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Villennes-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a very pleasant surprise ! The place is charming, very well kept and Christopher and his team are so efficient and dedicated to the guest's wishes and requests that when travelling to this beautiful region of South Africa Doornkraal cannot be ignored . You should not hesitate to go out of your way to stay there! The menu is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had THE most beautiful experience at this quaint, out of the way, historic homestead. We were treated like royalty from the time we arrived until the time we departed. The FOOD WAS PERFECTION - TOP quality. You would expect a meal like this from one of the top restaurants in the world. The service was immaculate, attention to detail was... More 

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Bath, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in late and unplanned. However we were made very welcome and were looked after extremely well. We enjoyed a good dinner and a comfortable night. Breakfast was wonderful with fresh homemade croissants and Danish pastries as well as perfectly cooked eggs and bacon. Before we left the delightful larger than life Irish/Greek manager gave us a conducted tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel very last minute and chose it because of its location on the Garden Route. It was a fabulous evening! Chef, Christopher is a real character and made us all so welcome. The staff cannot do enough for you. The food is some of the best we had whilst visiting SA. The rooms are beautiful. Such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first glimpse of the beautiful historic buildings De Doornkraal delivers and how! With Christopher the chef/manager in charge the staff all work as a team and it is obvious how proud they are of De Doornkraal. The service is unobtusive and efficient. We were touring with my sister and brother-in-law and both of the rooms were beautifuly decorated... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here the first time - by coincidence.... BUT: it was definitely not the last stay whenever I am around in the Riversdale area. A very warm welcome of Christopher paired with an offered welcome drink started the experience! The rooms were located in a nice reed-house with a big comfortable bed, and we even had a large... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place. We were traveling with our adult daughter and stayed in the cottage. It was spacious and comfortable. Beautiful setting. We were impressed with the food throughout our stay in South Africa, but the food at De Doornkraal was the best of the entire trip. Christopher is a very talented chef and it would be worth a... More 

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Address: 8 Long street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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