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Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Resort

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Machadodorp, South Africa
+27 17 001 1819
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Fly Fishing and Family weekend

This place is absolutely gorgeous. There are a couple of dams where you can do fly fishing. there... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Maryke K
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nature Lovers Paradise

We had a family weekend from 17 - 20 November 2017 at Doornkop. It was our second visit and again... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Quinton B
,
Pretoria
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  • Average12%
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“fish” (3 reviews)
“game drives” (2 reviews)
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+27 17 001 1819
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This place is absolutely gorgeous. There are a couple of dams where you can do fly fishing. there is also a pool table and play room. Only thing is that the signal is good at all and there was also no television in the unit...More

2  Thank Maryke K
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had a family weekend from 17 - 20 November 2017 at Doornkop. It was our second visit and again we were not disappointed. Accommodation was excellent. Saw mountain reedbuck from the braai area and a lot of other game. As birders we were again...More

Thank Quinton B
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable. We were there in June and with a fire every evening, it was very cosy. Beautiful scenery, for those who fish, many dams for trout fishing, otherwise lots of trails for walking.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had a lovely weekend (16-18 June 2017) at Doornkop. The self catering unit we stayed in (Unit 16 - 4 bedroom unit) was spacious and well furnished with underfloor heating in the bedrooms and a fireplace in the lounge. The chalets are also well...More

2  Thank Megfh
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Stayed here for two nights in a very lovely house. It was very misty the days that we were there but did some fishing and small hike. The hike was not far and the scenery was really pretty. Really nice relaxing place. The house was...More

Thank Springbokkieno1
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at 83. Did a horse ride, game drive. Hikes to the waterfalls. Went for a bike ride. Saw fish eagles.

1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Visited Doornkop Fish and Nature Reserve. Saw a number of animals on short game drives. Did not attempt the 4x4 routes. This could be an attraction to some. Some beautiful bird life as well. Dams are stocked with bass and trout. However would like to...More

1  Thank Willem Elize H
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited the resort with great friends, that helped, he house we stayed in were superb but for the rest I would rate it under average!

Thank pieterdiv
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

My husband is an avid fisherman so we booked a week at doornkop. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Fly fishing is only permitted. There is a bailiff is the custodian of the dams. He help novice fly fisherman. The reception has a small store...More

Thank Varana
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Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Doornkop is a hidden gem where one can go and unwind and just enjoy been in the bush and relax! One does not expect this diverse valley but it is always a welcome sight when you turn that corner. It is good to see some...More

3  Thank Whctree
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