De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique
Riversdale, Garden Route - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:At the Four Star Graded De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel you will be treated to luxurious Riversdale accommodation in charming surroundings and interiors created by Adriaan Lochner. The splendid facilities will ensure that your stay is truly memorable. Riversdale, home of the majestic "Sleeping Beauty" mountain peak, is located on the Garden Route, a malaria-free area. It is the seat of the Hessequa municipality that forms part of the Eden District in the Western Cape Province.
All rooms offered are en suite, Internet is free of charge and guests can enjoy a drink from the homely honesty bars in the two private lounges. Two cottages with lounges and patios supplement the normal accommodation. Guests experience total privacy since the hosts reside in the Edwardian homestead of the De Doornkraal Estate.
A pool is located in the garden of this accommodation in Riversdale for the exclusive use of guests. Enjoy a drink at the poolside or in the adjacent wine garden where a 200 year old vine is still bearing grapes.
The intimate "De Wingerdt" restaurant has a splendid wine list and serves cuisine of the region. Chef de Cuisine Christopher Peppas will attend to your needs. Dinners can be booked in advance on the website when your room reservation is done or arranged when you check in. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is ample secure parking for guests at this accommodation Riversdale offers.
De Doornkraal is eco-friendly; solar water heating is utilized for the en suite bathrooms. For organizations that need a break from city life stay in Riversdale at De Doornkraal as it offers conferencing in the renovated, air-conditioned former freemasons "Lodge Frere" built in 1888 that forms part of the complex. Leisure activities include golf, bird watching, sightseeing, picnics, fishing, fynbos hiking trails, and horse trails.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique, Riversdale, Garden Route
- American Express
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Diners Club
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Wedding Facilities
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique, Riversdale, Garden Route
- AA Travel Guides
- Tourism Grading Council
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 21° 15' 43.1" E / 34° 5' 19.9" S
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|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 285 km / Duration: 3 hours 3 mins|
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