Our brand-new homestead on Zimanga is finally open for guests.  The homestead consists of 3 air-conditioned, en-suite twin rooms, as well as an en-suite single room/guide room, also air-conditioned.

The accommodation is ideal for groups of up to 6 individuals plus guide, and groups staying here have access to their own game viewer and guide.  Smaller groups also have the option to book the entire house for themselves, and all rooms can be booked on an individual basis.  Meals are provided and prepared by our in-house chef.  Depending on weather, meals can either be served in the dining area or on the outside deck.

A big drawcard for this homestead is that guests staying at Doornhoek can decide on their own itinerary in terms of time-slots for activities, extending drives into the night to follow predators, or getting up extra early for a session at the nearby scavenger’s hide.

During the daytime guests can relax in the beautiful rim-flow pool offering sweeping views over Zimanga and the distant Lebombo mountains, and at night the fireplace with comfortable seating makes it an ideal location to enjoy a glass of wine from our selection, with the wide open African skies and a small fire keeping you company.

All rooms have separate desks to set up your laptop for image editing, with ample space and a variety of electricity couplings to make sure your equipment stays charged.  Please note that the voltage in SA is 220v, so please do not use chargers with a different specified voltage!  Free Wi-Fi is available at the homestead.

Hide sessions are not included in the Doornhoek rate, but are discounted by 50% on published rack rates.  Guests wanting to make use of Umgodi Overnight Hide will be required to stay at Doornhoek.

Hope to see you here soon!




The dining area allows ample access to the wide open deck and its spectacular views


The cosy lounge area to enjoy a much needed cup of coffee before early morning drive



Our en-suite bedrooms are air-conditioned with workspace to edit your images