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Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve

Embrace the feeling of 'home-away-from-home' at Doornkop and experience this oasis of tranquillity. Located just 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, this family-friendly Resort provides a range of activities for holidaymakers looking for a peaceful break-away and renowned fly fishing facilities.

Romanticism is not lost on Doornkops' self-catering, thatch chalets; each stylish chalet offers every homely comfort and is well-equipped for a peaceful breakaway. The accommodation at Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve was designed with the family experience in mind, with ample space indoors to cosy up around the fireplace and a private patio outdoors from which to soak up the sunshine and blissful views.

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Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve has been given Silver Crown Status and was Rewarded a certificate for outstanding performance and exceptional commitment to the RCI Group.

Chalet Types
3 three bedroom chalets, sleeping 6
7 four bedroom chalets, sleeping 8
3 five bedroom chalets, sleeping 10


Note: Chalet 28 is the only double-storey unit with bedrooms downstairs and shared areas upstairs. Chalet 17 is the only chalet within Doornkop with a private plunge pool.

Chalet Facilities

  • Bath Towels (Please Bring Own Swimming Towels)
  • Cleaning Service
  • DSTV (Hotel Bouquet)
  • Fireplace
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Outdoor, covered patio with braai

Onsite Facilities

  • Fly Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Farm
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • 4X4 Trail
  • Horse Riding
  • Cellular Reception
  • Games Room
  • Small Kids Play Room
  • Jungle Gym
  • Fly Fishing Shop
  • Small Kiosk
  • Tennis Court
  • Swimming Pools

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve
  • Midmed Hospital (Middelburg)
  • Carolina Golf Club
  • Silobela Stadium
  • Dullstroom

Important Information

Wi-Fi and Cell Service
- Wi-Fi- facilities available at Reception for a nominal fee
- Cell Service- limited for Cell C and Vodacom users

Check In/Out
16:00 / 10:00

Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve
Farm Doornkop 420 JT,
Carolina District

From Johannesburg or Pretoria
Take the N4 to Emalahleni (formally Witbank) – please note this is the toll road to Nelspruit. Emalahleni is approximately 137km from Johannesburg and 117km from Pretoria. Continue on the N4 past Emalahleni towards Belfast. Approximately 66 km 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 approximately 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.

GPS coordinates
S 25° 55.783'
E 30° 14.402'