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About House 29 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve

House 29 is a fully self-catering house located in the Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve. The property is very secure and relaxing with the majestic natural beauty of dams, rivers and mountains surrounding the reserve.

The house offers accommodation in four bedrooms with beds for eight people; it can sleep up to 12 people if you bring in the four extra mattresses. Comfortably furnished, the lounge also has a stone fireplace to warm the open-plan flow of the second level in winter. The kitchen, on the same level, is fully equipped with a fridge, an oven and all cooking utensils. This area opens onto a balcony with patio furniture where evening meals or breakfast can be enjoyed along with the views. The patio below the balcony serves as a cool place to relax in summer. Next to the house there is a braai area in the lapa. There is a table but bring your own outdoor chairs. The house overlooks five interlocking dams only 100 m away.

At the clubhouse there is a gym, a games room and hot and cold swimming pools with wooden loungers. Drinks can be bought as you lie on the loungers or as you sit under the cool thatch and enjoy the views. Near the clubhouse you will find the stables and the tennis courts.

This reserve is in the mountains between Carolina and Machadodorp and boasts hiking trails, horse riding, wildlife trails, 4x4 trails and historical ruins. There are also guided quad trails close by that can be booked at reception. Feel free to bring along your mountain bike, binoculars, cameras and fishing rods. There are 10 dams and two rivers with trout, bass, yellow fish and kurpers on the property and a wide range of birds and interesting wildlife including brown hyenas, side striped jackals, 'aardwolf' and porcupines can also be seen. Wildlife like zebra, warthog and ostrich are often seen wandering between the widely spaced houses, further adding to the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.

Due to the upgrade of the Lapa area there is some building material at the house. We apologize for any inconvenience.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Full payment to be made 14 days before arrival date.
R1000 deposit for damages and breakages.
Completing and signing the indemnity form.
Unfortunately no pets allowed in the Reserve.

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering House Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering This country house in the mountains has a thatch roof and views in all directions. There are four bedrooms and four bath... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Television, Satellite TV, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views, Three-quarter beds
    from $88 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for House 29 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve

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      Chris de Zeeuw
      29 July 2019

      Gas braai was broken and dangerous to usePlastic wine glassesRising damp and pealing paintBroken toilet seatNot enough blankets / duvets

      Annaliese Kruger
      11 March 2019

      A well equipped, clean house. Excellent location near the dams. Four spacious bedrooms - each with en- suite bathroom ensures privacy. Common area, kitchen and deck spacious and well maintained. Highly recommended for fly fishing, mountain biking, walking trails and above all - peace and serenity

      Kyle Fourie
      28 May 2018

      we loved our stay cold nights warm fires and great fishing will be back soon

      Carina Möller
      22 March 2017

      The reserve is stunning. The house and furniture unfortunately need some TLC. The stove is not working properly, no lights at the braai/boma area. Building material on the under roof patio . We will be back at Doornkop, just not house 29!!

      Neru Govender
      02 March 2017

      My family and I enjoyed the weekend. It was peaceful.The house is beautiful and well equipped. The only issue for us was the stairs 'cos we travelled with little children.

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      House 29 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve is 21.2km from the centre of Carolina , the nearest airport 112.7km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling