Situated in the heart of the Komati Valley between Machadodorp and Carolina, a mere 3 hours from Gauteng and 2 hours from Tswane, set on a 2 000 ha private reserve with rich diverse landscape punctuated by wetlands, waterfalls, rolling hills and grassland savannah.
The reserve is stocked with 15 species of non-dangerous large mammals as well as 203 species of bird.
The thatch and stone chalets evoke the romantic Africa of yesteryear.
These luxury chalets are stylishly furnished, serviced daily and have private patios with breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains.
Doornkop boasts 8 fly-fishing trout dams, a 10km stretch of the Upper Komati River and the Swartwater Spruit where the ever elusive yellow fish will provide hours of entertainment and the opportunity to relax in a stress free environment.
Activities/Facilities Close By
Nearest town Carolina (32km),Resort Facilities/Activities
The Highlands Meander, takes you to Belfast, Dullstroom, Elands Valley, Lydenburg, Machadodorp, Skurweberg and Waterval Boven
Nelspruit +-130 km
Fishing (Fly fishing) - In this regard guests attention are drawn to the resorts Fishing Rules which state, amongst others, that only recognized fly- fishing equipment may be used for fishing and that no other fishing tackle, spinners and bait will be allowed. Furthermore, that only barbless flies may be used which are available for sale at reception. Guests will be charged a fee, per kg, for all fish kept. A complete list of the applicable rules can be obtained from reception at the resort.Unit Facilities
Games Room Pool Table, Table Tennis, Table Soccer and Play Station Games
Tuck Shop with basic necessities
Playground with Jungle Gym and Trampoline
Hiking (water, hat and sunscreen are essential on the trails) Recommend that you take your binoculars)
Mountain bike trails
NO PRIVATE QUAD BIKES ALLLOWED.
Cell/Mobile Coverage MTN only
Kitchen Oven/Stove, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Cutlery, Crockery, Utensils, Pots, Pans, Dishwasher
Television SABCTV 1, 2, 3, ETV, DSTV - Selected Channels
Linen/Bath Towels. Please take your own swimming towels
Bath towels are not to be removed from the chalets
Tumble Dryer at Laundry - cost per item
Washing Machine at Laundry - cost per item
Please note that there are no telephones, air-conditioning or fans in the units
Strictly no smoking in the chalets
From Johannesburg and PretoriaGPS Co-ordinates
Take the N4 to Emalahleni (formally Witbank) - please note this is the toll road to Nelspruit. Emalahleni is +-137km from Johannesburg and 117km from Pretoria. Continue on the N4 past Emalahleni towards Belfast. Approximately 66km from Emalahleni, turn right off the N4 onto the R33 - Carolina turn off. Travel 39km to Carolina. At the first and only traffic light in Carolina, turn left onto the R36 towards Machadodorp. After +-22km, turn right at the sign posted Doornkop turn-off. Follow this gravel road for 9km passing through the Doornkop entrance gate and then on to the Doornkop Reception clearly demarcated on your left.
Alternatively Via Machadodorp
Take the N4 to Emalahleni (formally Witbank) - please note this is the toll road to Nelspruit. Emalahleni is +-137km from Johannesburg and 117km from Pretoria. Continue on the N4 past Emalahleni towards Nelspruit. Approximately 110km from Emalahleni, turn right off the N4 onto the R36/eNtokozoweni (formally Machadodorp) turn-off. Turn immediately right at the first stop intersection (3-way stop). Travel +-25km on the R36 towards Carolina. Turn left at the sign posted Doornkop turn-of. Follow this gravel road for 9km passing through the Doornkop entrance gate and then turn into the Doornkop Reception clearly demarcated on your left.
In inclement weather, we suggest the use of this altenative route.
At the first and only traffic light in Carolina turn left onto the R36 towards Machadodorp. After 5km turn right onto the Kalkkloof gravel road turn-off. Follow this road for +-14km until you reach the Doornkop turn-off on the left, clearly sign posted. Turn left and travel an additional 3km, arriving at the Doornkop entrance gate. The Doornkop Reception is situated approximately 3km from the entrance gate, on your right hand side and is clearly demarcated.
Please Note Both gravel access roads cross over low water bridges and in the rain season these low water bridges may be flooded and access thus either difficut or impassable. It is advisable to contact the resort should you have any queries or concerns. The Doornkop website will provide updated information in the event of road closures or difficult access.
S 25 55.783 E 30 14.402
Book In Time
From 16h00Book Out Time
R300.00 Breakage DepositPets
Fishing Permits Details at Reception
Please note that for security reasons we are a CASHLESS operation.
We do accept all major Debit and Credit cards (excluding DINERS and American Express cards)
No Pets Allowed