This comfortable homestead consists of 3 air-conditioned, en-suite twin rooms, as well as an en-suite single room/guide room, also air-conditioned.  The Homestead is situated on the western slopes of Zimanga and overlooks the reserve with the Lebombo mountains as a faraway backdrop.

The Homestead is booked on a daily rate (groups only) and can sleep up to 7 guests, with access to your own vehicle and guide.  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 spacious outside deck.  During the daytime guests can relax in the beautiful rim-flow pool, from which elephants have been known to slake their thirst whilst guests sit a few meters away, 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.

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

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.

Access to hides will be determined based on the duration of the stay.  As only group bookings are taken at the Homestead, the Homestead’s guests will be required to share Overnight Hide facilities (therefore 4 guests per hide session).

Rates include the following:

  • Accommodation, meals and soft drinks/teas and coffees supplied during meals
  • Full use of three Private rooms and one single room, each with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, work desk and multiple input plug points
  • All Zimanga related activities
  • Private Vehicle and Guide
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Hide access dependent on duration of stay, (Please Enquire for more information)

Exclusions are as follows:

  • Transfers to and from Zimanga
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Additional canned and bottled beverages
  • Personal Laundry service
  • Curios, gratuities and items of a personal nature


RATES: (Daily Rate for entire Homestead, 6 Doubles + 1 Single, valid until 31 Oct 2019)

Peak Season (May – Oct)

From €2021 per day

Mid Season (Nov, March – April)

From 1763 per day

Low Season (Dec – Feb)

From 1469 per day



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