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EACH SPACE HAS ITS STORY
Doringbos is an unparalleled private 3000 hectare farm located in the heart of the Cederberg (3,5 hour/275km drive from Cape Town).
In 2020, the owner opened this special place to the public to share this exceptionally unique home that offers other-worldly 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 but indulgent space that is Doringbos.
What started as an ambitious and logistically challenging idea to purchase a remote farm and build a home(stead) on this unimaginably beautiful and vast piece of land, stands to life today. Resting cliff-side and elevated above the Doring River with breathtaking views, the homestead comprises of the main house, accompanying four luxury cottages and a permanent tented camp on the nearby pan.
The homestead accommodates 16 guests very comfortably with accommodation for 2 additional guests on the pan (a 10 minute walk from the homestead). The main house accommodates 4 guests in two en-suite rooms and her surrounding cottages accommodates 12 guests in 7 bedrooms (5 en-suite and 2 sharing). 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, seating areas, wood burning fire places and terraces with views over the vast and craggy Cederberg.
Doringbos is well staffed to take care of our guests needs and housekeeping – expect home style service.
Doringbos is off the grid and powered by solar. Because of this our bedrooms do not have air-conditioning which one needs to take into account when booking during the height of summer. We do however have ceiling and floor fans in all the rooms. The main house and all the cottages have wood burning fire ovens for winter. There are also two swimming pools at the homestead for summer and a wood burning hot tub for winter.
A ten minute walk from the main house is the pan, where you will find a boma with dining and bar facilities, a private suite, a third swimming pool and another wood burning hot tub.
We are all about sustainability at Doringbos. We are fully solar powered, and our water is either pumped from our river or solar pumped from our borehole. We continue to plant trees and spekboom to help the environment and rework all of our animal manure back into the gardens.
The farm has roaming eland, gemsbok, zebra and springbok. The farmhouse also has horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, geese, swans, peacocks and peahens.
Doringbos is a home, not a lodge. She is rustic and extravagant at the same time.
Doringbos can only be booked exclusively and either self-catering or with our chef. Doringbos also has solar powered wifi accessibility. We look forward to sharing with you an unforgettable experience that is home away from home.
+27 (0)76 359 5077