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Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages
Ranked #3 of 14 Bredasdorp B&B and Inns
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Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Luxurious space and peace!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the farm house on Doornbosch which is enormous. It is well furnished and equipped. It was the start of autumn, a bit wet and chilly but the underfloor heating was on, the fridge was primed with the essentials including their home produced organic honey - delicious, and the logs were ready and dry for the fire. Heidi gave us a lovely welcome. Serious money has been spent. It's a great place. Six of you should have a house party here. New smaller cottages are being finished, all to the same high standard as the main house. Fritz, the owner, gave us a marvellous tour of the whole property, with its buck, deer, zebra and eland and sensational views.
This was a top notch couple of days.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope we will see you again with the whole family.
It was an honour to have such a well known person visiting us.
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a restful and lovely long weekend at Doornbosch Guest House, despite being unlucky with the weather. The house is very spacious, each room is lovely and more than comfortable and the setting is great. Heidi and Bertie are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make sure you have everything that you want. We were very happy that the weather cleared up long enough for a horse ride. The organic honey is amazing! Thank you Heidi and Bertie.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Dear Robin and Rifke

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate the rain you brought with you, although we sympathise that it was not ideal for your weekend. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our horses. We look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards

Heidi Maritz
Manager
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

What a wonderful weekend breakaway. Thank you Heidi for your hospitatily - the weekend was something to remember in the beautiful nature setting, spacious guest house and not too forget the horses! If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay and to get spoilt - this is the place to go!

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our horses. We hope to see you again soon.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I spent one night at Doornbosch Guest House en route to Cape Town and had the unique experience of having the whole place to myself! The guest house is a tastefully re-created old Cape Dutch farmstead on the site of the original homestead. The three guest rooms are huge and very elegantly furnished and equipped, each one quite different. The lounge/dining room is enormous with equally tasteful furniture and decor. What's described as a 'kitchenette' next to this room is actually a spacious and fully-equipped kitchen! There is a large 'stoep' (verandah) at the front with sweeping, panoramic views of the Overberg Mountain range and a pool a stone's throw away. Spacious is a key word for this guesthouse!
The whole place is immaculately clean and lovingly run by Bertie and Heidi, a relaxed, friendly couple for whom nothing was too much trouble. Heidi looked after me very kindly and I spent a thoroughly absorbing time with her looking around the estate. I've come back to the UK with a jar of Doornbosch honeycomb to remind me of the sweetness of these people.
If you want to be right away from everything and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Gill

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Heidi Maritz
Guesthouse manager
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Degerndorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

In January 2013 we have been in this beautiful guesthouse with an extraordinary interior and an amazing view in to the surrounding landscapes.

We enjoyed the quietness and Heidi petted us every morning with a hearty Breakfast ( fresh fruits, self made honey....)

Will soon be back

Thank you very much
and
Kind regards to the Doornbosch staff


Charlotte Holzer
Munich

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Charlotte

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. I am glad Orthmar enjoyed his ride on our big gentleman Trinity.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Regards
Heidi Maritz
Guesthouse Manager
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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had great expectations of our recent stay at Doornbosch guest house (November 2012) - our stay there surpassed expectations. We stayed in the main guest house, which is extremely spacious, beautifully furnished, with a huge lounge/dining area, enormous bedrooms, all with the most gorgeous decor, and everything you could possibly need. The guest house is located in a large farm with stunning Cape scenery, including beautiful fynbos. The views from the veranda overlooking the pool at sunset are magical, and all you can hear are the varied sounds of the bird life. There is a great deal of interest in the area, including fabulous Agulhas wine farms such as Strandveld and Black Oystercatcher, the unique town of Elim and, of course, Cape Agulhas. But what made our stay at Doornbosch so special was the wonderful hospitality of our hosts. Heidi and Bertie, who manage the farm and guest house. They went out of their way to make it the holiday of a lifetime. Such warm and lovely people, we went on a game drive round the farm and were treated to a lovely meal and great company. For anyone planning a visit to the Southern Cape, a stay at Doornbosch is a must. Thank you for everything, Heidi and Bertie.

Room Tip: Room at the front adjourning the living room - huge and has a Victorian-style bath in the room!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for a lovely review. We enjoyed having you visit us, your interest in farm and all our animals was refreshing. You even loved our old green Range Rover and our Border Collies. We hope to see you again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2012

A beautiful house a lovely view and endless possibilities, what more could you ask for? I had such a wide variety of choice i did not know where to start or end for that matter. I got completely lost in the beauty and charm of this lovely place, that come time to leave i did not want to. We went hiking and horse riding on the most charming little round horse that took good care of me. We went on a game drive and what a very interesting time that was. All the different plant and animal life the live together. I will surely make this a yearly expedition it is more then worth the while.

Room Tip: All the rooms my friends and i loved each had its own unique style. For a large family or a huge gro...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Doorn, Manager at Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our farm and the game drive. The lovely round horse was Trinity, I will give him a carrot when I tell him about your review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages
Address: Baardscheerdersbos Road number 1219, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Bredasdorp
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Bredasdorp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Doornbosch Guest House and Country Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doornbosch Guesthouse and Country Cottages - our Guesthouse with pool - is in the heart of the rural Overberg, no more than a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, midway on the road from Elim to Gansbaai. Close to the white beaches of Pearly Beach and just a few minutes from the scenic mission village of Elim. Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa is only 45 minutes away! The Guesthouses and the cottages are part of a 5000 hectare working farm with cattle, game, fynbos and organic honey. We also offer horseback riding through the game and fynbos as well as hiking and mountain biking. ... more   less 
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