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About Doornberg Guest Farm

Doornberg Guest Farm lies nestled in the heart of the Sneeuberg mountains, just outside Nieu Bethesda with its well-known Owl House. Relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Karoo. Go birdwatching or game viewing, or just curl up in front of a log fire on a cold winter evening.Doornberg is a working sheep farm with many fields irrigated by mountain springs, and Peet and Hanna are the fifth-generation owners of this magnificent family farm. The farm house is hidden among 200-year-old oak trees, with huge gardens creating a true oasis in the Karoo.Guests are free to use all facilities on the farm and experience true Karoo hospitality in safe and secure surroundings.All facilities are equipped for self catering and linen and towels are provided.Please note that the village of Nieu Bethesda has NO FUEL OR PETROL STATIONS, also NO ATM OR CARD FACILITIES and the same is valid for the farm. Bring enough cash for purchases and meals. Please make sure that you fill up before turning off the N9.

  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 22 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 31 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Doornberg Guest Farm Rooms

Reviews for Doornberg Guest Farm

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Anelda Martin
11 December 2017

We always love staying at Vlei Huisie. It’s remote, peaceful and is surrounded by mountains. We specifically enjoy cycling thereDon’t forget your peaceful sleep and ensure to check the beds for bugs before you climb in!

Johannes du Preez
13 November 2017

Peet and Hanna have created a little piece of nature heaven here! Private and isolated, it will be hard to find a better nature escape than this special place with it's amazing setting in the Karoo! A recharge for the soul - with the wonderful variety of animal and bird life right on your stoep, from giant tortoises to a whole flock of blue cranes, and much more... Very comfortable and tastefully decorated inside with a fire place for the cold evenings. On warmer evenings the star filled sky outside is simply out of this world! Close enough to Nieu Bethesda to explore this beautiful littl...
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Martin Jansen van Rensburg
18 April 2017

Top class, the Vlei Huisie has everything you need. Great to walk in veld, cozy indoor braai, with all that is needed in the kitchen.Hope to be back soon

Althea Jesersky, South Africa
23 December 2016

Beautiful farm, great hospitality, clean and neat rooms.

Roy Morris, South Africa
27 November 2016

Reception very welcoming and attentive of needs which was hugely appreciated. Accommodation spacious and complete with full range of self catering requirements. Great farm experience with perfect ' Star gazing ' location at night away from the lights of the village. Road to Guest Farm not all that good but the visit more than compensated !

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Doornberg Guest Farm Map

Doornberg Guest Farm is 9.2km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 269.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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