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De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
8 Long StreetRiversdaleWestern Cape6670South Africa

4-star country house in Riversdale with winery, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Delicious food
Great room
Great location
Complaints about WiFi
9See all 9 reviews
From 373 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

from ZAR 1,348
  • Standard Double Room
  • Luxury Double or Twin Room
  • Cottage, Garden Area
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel


  • Julius Gordon Africana Centre - 5 min walk
  • Riversdale Hospital - 17 min walk
  • Riversdale Tourism Office - 18 min walk
  • Star Nation Art Studio and Gallery - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km
  • Biltong Factory - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km
  • Inverroche Distillery - 21.8 mi / 35 km
  • The NG Church - 24.7 mi / 39.8 km
  • House of Aloes - 25.2 mi / 40.6 km

Getting around

  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • Winery attached
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms -
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


De Wingerdt - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique
  • De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel
  • De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel Riversdale
  • De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Riversdale
  • Historic Country House
  • Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel Riversdale
  • Doornkraal Historic Boutique Riversdale
  • Doornkraal Historic Boutique


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between ZAR 220 and ZAR 242 for adults, and ZAR 0 and ZAR 0 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 9 reviews

De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel
Fantastic 5* Restaurant but I would say 3* hotel.
The restaurant is Fantastic , dinner and breakfast 5* . The hotel is I would say 3* It is an old hotel and has a lovely garden and bedding and bed is fine just that no airconditioner and for a 4* and at R1500 per night per couple , I think that should be included. I would really go back for the food but you can get alternative accommodation at a lower rate. The Manager is great and he is also the fantastic chef! So spend your money on the food!
Not Provided, za1 night romance trip
De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel
Could be great
This hotel could be wonderful with better and friendlier service and greater attention to detail. The hotel is in one of Riversdale's historic buildings and in a quiet location well off the main road. We arrived to find the reception office locked. The proprietor arrived, asked us into her office, sat at her desk and after some time asked us to sit down. We felt rather like naughty schoolchildren in front of the teacher's desk! Her only real comment to us was that she was glad we had paid in full, because it was less work for her. She directed us to our room, but gave us no information about the hotel, times for dinner and breakfast, etc, nor was there any of this information in the room. The room was small, with only one upright chair, so one person had to sit or lie on the bed. There were no toiletries of any kind provided in the bathroom - we had to ask for a bar of soap so that we could wash our hands. The shower leaked considerably and flooded the bathroom. On the plus side, the bed was comfortable, with good sheets and pillows and the room was attractively furnished. We decided we would use the pool after our journey, but it was covered in scum and fallen leaves, so changed our minds. There were a few loungers, but with no cushions nor pool towels. We had to track someone down to ask for a beer. Dinner was well cooked and presented. Huge potential but at present a disappointing place to stay.
A Traveller, gb1 night romance trip

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