Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve is an ideal getaway for the whole family where you can rent self catering Chalets of various sizes to suite your needs and includes fly fishing, walks, swimming pool, games room and horse riding, the ideal destination to unwind and relax.
There are 8 trout dams to choose from all of which are stocked on a regular basis during the winter months.
Fly fishing rods are available for hire at a reception at R90 full day or part there of. A refundable deposit of R100 is required per rod.
Basic fly fishing equipment is available for sale at the fly shop which is open during reception hours.
The clubhouse consists of the Reception, Fly Shop, Tuck Shop, Pool Deck, TV Room and Games Room.
There are no organized game drives available on Doornkop, but guests are welcome to traverse in their own vehicles on the designated roads. Please enquire at reception as many of the roads are inaccessible to normal Sedan type vehicles. There is a 4 hour 4×4 route.
More than a hundred bird species have been positively identified on the reserve. Sightings of the rare Short tailed Pipit have been recorded.
Choose from one of our three marked hiking trails:
“The Ruins” trail is a stunning 2,4 km scenic walk,
“Acacia Waterfall” trail is an excellent birding 2 km trail or
“Doornkop” trail which is an exceptional tree spotting and game viewing walk.
Doornkop also offers longer hiking trails. Please enquire at reception.
There are no guided walks available.
There are two televisions with DSTV at the Clubhouse where you can watch the big games. If you would like to watch after reception hours please book in time at reception.
Enjoy a game of tennis day or night. Racquets and balls are available at reception. A R50 refundable deposit is required.
Each chalet has its own outside braai facility. Wood & firelighters is for sale at reception during reception hours. The lighting of fires for braai purposes are only permitted in designated fire places at the chalets.
There are several board games available at reception. A R100 refundable deposit is required per board game. Games available: 30 Seconds, Monopoly, Chess, Backgammon, Jenga, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit & Scrabble.
There is very good cell phone reception at the top security gate. Please enquire at reception.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT TIMES
Check-in time is strictly 16:00.
Check-out time is strictly 10:00.
Guests planning to check-out before reception opens in the morning should make arrangements with the reception the day before their departure. A penalty fee will be charged for late check-out.
Chalets will be serviced twice daily in the morning and afternoon including Sundays & Public Holidays.
Firewood can be purchased from the fly shop at reception at R35/bag. Firewood may not be gathered on the reserve.
There is 24 hour security on the reserve. Day security entails a guard at each gate entrance. Night security entails three gate guards and a roaming guard at reception.
No boats or canoes will be allowed in the dams or rivers on the reserve. Only float tubes will be allowed on Trophy Dam.
CREDIT CARDS / ATM
Credit Cards are accepted in Doornkop.
FNB, ABSA and Standard Bank ATM’s and banks are available in Carolina.
No fishing will be allowed without the necessary permits which can be obtained from reception. Fishing rules to be strictly adhered to.