A PRIVATE 3000 HECTARE FARM AND HOMESTEAD IN THE HEART OF THE CEDERBERG
AN ESCAPE FROM REALITY
"When you’re not drinking in the glorious silence, there’s plenty to do in the wild landscape. Quad bikes provide the opportunity to explore the farm’s backroads, fishing rods are available for the river, several mountain bikes are on offer, three pools for cooling down – and a wood-fired hot tub. A short walk from the main house is a pan where you can watch the farm’s resident wild game arrive for a sunset drink, of course with a sundowner of your own in hand."
Doringbos is a private 3000 hectare farm located in the heart of the South African Cederberg, a 3,5 hour (275km) drive from Cape Town.
In 2020, the owner opened the home to exclusive bookings to share the exceptional property and out-of-this-world natural beauty. The owners' love of a fine yet farm style way of life, and passion for the Cederberg, all come together in the low-key yet indulgent space that is Doringbos.
What started as an ambitious idea to purchase a remote and vast piece of wilderness and build a home stands to life today. Resting cliff-side elevated above the Doring River with breath-taking views as far as the eye can see, the homestead comprises of the main house, accompanying four cottages and a permanent tented camp on the nearby pan.
Doringbos accommodates 15 guests (technically, quite a few more but to preserve the home and her contents we keep an eye on numbers) between the homestead and tented suite on the pan, a 10 minute walk from the main house. The main house has 3 en-suite bedrooms and her surrounding cottages offer a total of 7 bedrooms (5 en-suite and 2 sharing). The pan has one family suite. All the cottages are between a 20m and 50m walk from the main house.
The kitchen, dining and living rooms are all located in the main house, including the main terrace for el fresco dining. All of the rooms in the cottages have tea & coffee stations, sitting areas, wood burning fire places and terraces with views over the vast and craggy Cederberg. There are two swimming pools at the homestead.
"The farm’s most striking attribute however is that the buildings are positioned on a rocky ridge high above the perennial Doringbos River. This generous view simply begs sitting and staring, encouraging the space for reflection and relaxation."