We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
28/01/2018 29/01/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel

    8 Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    28/01/2018 29/01/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    USD 126*
    USD 108*
    SAVE USD 18
    USD 126*
    Traveller (76)
    Dining (38)
    Room & Suite (33)
    Overview
    • Excellent77%
    • Very good16%
    • Average4%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “cape town” (40 reviews)
    “garden route” (46 reviews)
    “his team” (17 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Laundry Service
    Babysitting
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    28 Jan.29 Jan.
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from USD 108.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Riversdale hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "3c1d8cf6ee0441a4beccc75fc0ecf446", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":2040733,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[79985314],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":28,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":29,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":108,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"3c1d8cf6ee0441a4beccc75fc0ecf446","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":126,"lowestMetaPrice":108,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":126,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":126,"lowestMetaPrice":108,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":126,"hotelName":"De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjNjMWQ4Y2Y2ZWUwNDQxYTRiZWNjYzc1ZmMwZWNmNDQ2IiwiQUlLIjoiMjQ2NTg5MGYyYjg1NDRhODhjNmVhNmE5NDVhNmIxOGQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "28/01/2018", "checkOut": "29/01/2018", "lowestPrice": "USD 108", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"78952357":"OrbitzEWS","39652332":"BookingCom","79985314":"AgodaIB","109302538":"HotelsCom2IB","54267863":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (348)
    There are newer reviews for De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    31 - 35 of 331 reviews

    Reviewed 28 February 2017

    The hotel is suffering from months long road works, immediately outside some of the rooms. That is a problem, but a more real one is the feeling that the whole place is tired and needs some real money spent. I would also not take the...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank K9582BTandrewm
    Reviewed 27 February 2017

    This is the perfect place to stop on a straight drive from Cape Town to Knysna. We had a lovely big room with an additional lounge with seating for at least half a dozen and a decanter of excellent sherry. I had booked on the...More

    1  Thank Annabelle H
    Reviewed 22 February 2017

    This was the only hotel we stayed at during our tour of South Africa which did not have air conditioning which was a disappointment. Having said that, the evening meal and breakfast was excellent. The gardens and pool were lovely

    Thank ELIZABETH F
    Reviewed 21 February 2017

    We chose Riversdale in order to split the journey between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay. It was a wise decision. Whatever the relative merits of, say, Swellendam, Riversdale does offer De Doornkraal. Spread comfortably over several adjoining "houses" at the edge of town, it offers...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank 902gerardd
    Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

    In previous reviews I have discussed the merits or otherwise of the terms 'luxury' and 'four star'. This is the first 'historic' establishment we came across. The town of Riversdale does not, on the face of it,have a lot going for it, but it is...More

    1  Thank JohnDLH
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 103 - USD 128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Hotwire so you can book your De Doornkraal Historic Country House Boutique Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Riversdale
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (76)
    Dining (38)
    Room & Suite (33)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (109)
    Bathroom (10)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all Riversdale Hotels
    Albertinia Hotel
    49 reviews
    32.37 km away
    Karoo Art Hotel
    360 reviews
    54.08 km away
    Eight Bells Mountain Inn
    371 reviews
    73.56 km away
    Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge
    82 reviews
    74.85 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Ikigai Artisan Coffee Bar & Deli
    44 reviews
    1.26 km away
    Paddavlei Kunsgoete En Koffiewinkel
    25 reviews
    .20 km away
    Die Ou Tronk Riversdal
    38 reviews
    .28 km away
    Mountain Ridge Spur Steak Ranch
    21 reviews
    1.27 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Riversdale Old Jail / Die Tronk
    23 reviews
    .27 km away
    Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
    26 reviews
    28.36 km away
    Inverroche Distillery
    99 reviews
    28.83 km away
    Garden Route Game Lodge Day Safaris
    84 reviews
    36.71 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Liz C
    2 March 2016|
    Answer
    Response from Rod H | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed there in September last year and had absolutely no problem in booking. I booked on line and we had a large room for the two of us. The connecting room was free so we could have had that as well.
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Go for the Vineyard Cottage if there are 4 of you - its an experience!"
    Read review
    "Do not choose either of the cottages!"
    Read review
    "Our room fronting onto the stoop was spacious and quiet."
    Read review
    "The garden cottage is small and not convenient with a lot of luggage, the vineyard cottage would be a better..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing