De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel in Riversdale Garden Route
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  • Guests34
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De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel is a 4 star graded boutique hotel offering Riversdale accommodation in 15 guest rooms.

About De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel

The De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel is located on the Garden Route in the heritage hub of the town Riversdale in the Western Cape province of South Africa. De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel is surrounded by the architectural splendour of the old Lower Long Street homesteads.


You will be treated to luxurious accommodation in charming surroundings and interiors. All rooms offered are en suite with bath and separate shower. De Doornkraal is eco-friendly; solar water heating is utilised for the en suite bathrooms.

You can enjoy a drink at the poolside, or in the adjacent wine garden where a 200 year old vine is still bearing grapes. Guests have free wireless internet and experience total privacy since the hosts reside in the adjacent homestead of the De Doornkraal Wine Estate. Ample secure parking is available. The splendid facilities will ensure that your stay with us is truly memorable.


The intimate De Wingerdt Restaurant of the boutique hotel has a splendid wine list and serves fresh local fare with a touch of flavours from the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. No matter what you choose, it will be made on-site from fresh, authentic, quality ingredients. Our cuisine is preservative-free, and we use fresh herbs and produce from our organic garden beds.

Chef de Cuisine, Christopher Peppas, is happy to take specific dietary requirements into consideration. The exquisite menu offered is reflected on our website. Take the opportunity to taste De Doornkraal Wine Estate's award-winning Syrah Blanc de Noir wine, named 'Aan't Vette' 1st Divine Blush 2011, with one of our dishes offered.


The De Doornkraal wedding centre caters for all your dream wedding needs. Make your ceremony a treasured memory in the romantic surroundings of the garden, pool and centuries old Cape Dutch architecture. The outdoor and indoor reception areas are stylish and tranquil. The main reception hall is fully air-conditioned and renovated to five star perfection.

Included in the wedding package is a free night's accommodation in the honeymoon cottage for the bride and groom. The honeymoon cottage is located close to the vineyard on the De Doornkraal Wine Estate.


The De Doornkraal "Lodge Frere" conference centre consists of two fully equipped, airconditioned facilities:
The Dalene Matthee Room: Seats up to 20 persons in different configurations.
The William Hansell Room: Seats up to 100 persons in different configurations.

The Vineyard

The De Doornkraal Wine Estate's vineyard stretches to the Vette River bordering the town. As part of our offerings, we produce and bottle our own wines on the Estate. The vineyard consists of a single block Syrah cultivar. First of the 'Aan't Vette' Syrah wines is a red, subtitled "Divine Reserve". This wine is still resting in small French oak barrels, but will soon be ready for tasting at the De Wingerdt Restaurant.

A biodiversity strategy is strictly followed by utilising environmentally friendly farming practices that enhance the suitability of the vineyard as habitat for biodiversity. Viticulture practices that have negative impacts on biodiversity are completely avoided. No pesticides or herbicides are allowed in the proximity of the De Doornkraal Wine Estate. Spraying of the vineyard is done manually and only organic substances are used. The Boutique Hotel's management will gladly take you on a tour of the Wine Estate.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • swimming
  • parking
  • kitchenette
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Rooms

These delightfully decorated rooms are designed to give guests the country feel, yet still provide the utmost luxury and comfort. Guests have tea and coffee making facilities in the room for their convenience. En suite bathrooms give guests a chance to relax and enjoy the hospitality that has made De Doornkraal so famous. All Standard Rooms are available with Double, Queen or 2 single beds and have Televisions with DSTV and heaters. Guests can relax and enjoy the comfort of country living in the open plan guest lounge area. Rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-15 years are allowed; over 15 years treated as adults

These larger rooms have been uniquely designed to make guests feel relaxed in pure luxury and comfort. Each room has a larger space, yet it still gives guests the intimate feel of country living while experiencing the charms of De Doornkraal. All Deluxe rooms come equipped with main en suite bathrooms, a television, a heater and tea and coffee facilities. All guests can find comfort in the guest lounging area. Rooms are equipped with Free Wi-Fi.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-15 years are allowed; over 15 years treated as adults

Garden Cottage

The Garden Cottage offers guests the comfort, space and luxury of country living on De Doornkraal’s Aan’t Vette Wine Estate. This luxury cottage with an en suite double room (bath and shower) has a private lounge and patio for guests to relax and experience the charm of De Doornkraal and the Aan’t Vette Wine Estate. Located in the peaceful garden of the Aan't Vette Wine Estate, guests have access to some of the most exquisite views over the vineyard. Our guests also have the pleasure of total privacy when booking any of the cottages. There is ample secure parking for guests and wireless internet is provided free of charge.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Vineyard Cottage

Luxury cottage with two double en-suite bedrooms (one room with a double bed and the other has two twin beds). Lounge and patio in the garden of the De Doornkraal Estate, next to the vineyard. Equipped with satellite TV, telephone, safes, hairdryers, fans and heaters and amenities. The Vineyard Cottage is De Doornkraal's finest accommodation. Nested in the garden of the Aan’t Vette Wine Estate, it has majestic views of the vineyard and mountains. Known as the executive cottage, this luxury accommodation with its two en suite bedrooms, a lounge, and patio give guests the chance to relax and absorb the charm that makes De Doornkraal so special.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-15 years are allowed; over 15 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

staff were friendly. Rooms neat and clean.

December 2021

RAZIAH E. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

The hotel is beautiful and clean. Renco made us very welcome when we arrived, Jessica and Subeyda made our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Many thanks to the Housekeeping staff, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean, smelled oh so lovely. The dining room and kitchen staff for the delicious meals and care. Last but not least, to the gents who look after the grounds. Beautiful gardens We would love to stay here again.

December 2019

Ntombi K. (Sandton)

Verified Host

  • Telephone number verified
  • Email addressed verified
  • Host identification on file
  • Proof of address on file
  • Host on for 13 years

Need to Know

Response timeDe Doornkraal Boutique Hotel typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 120km
Cape Town International - 300km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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Host on for 13 years

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