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About Doringboom Guesthouse

Doringboom Guesthouse is a lovely little cottage sleeping six guests. It is situated in Sutherland on a working farm. The cottage consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area. There is also an inside fireplace. This is a very peaceful and quiet place to escape from the busy life.

The unit offers Wi-Fi: please ask for the password and wood can be provided on request. The TV has the standard SABC channels only. Please bring your own towels. There is only MTN signal nearby.

Sutherland is a space of clear skies, where one can marvel at the stars that sweep the outer limits. Astronomers come to use the telescopes of the South African Astronomical Observatory regularly. Sutherland is one of the coldest towns in the country, with frequent snow falls during winter and the looming Roggeveld Mountains bedecked in snow.

Sutherland is also close to the sites of the unique Corbel Houses, only found in this region in and around the towns of Fraserburg, Williston and Carnarvon. To the south of Sutherland is an eroded volcano by the name of Salpeterkop which one can explore.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Pet Friendly*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This is comfortably furnished house with two bedrooms, each with a double and single bed. All linen is provided, howeve... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Wi-Fi see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
    from R500 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Doringboom Guesthouse

      5 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Gileam Huisamen
      09 April 2018

      I can confirm that the house is not purple anymore! We loved our stay at Doringboom. It was clean and well stocked with everything that you might need.

      Joanne Oxtoby
      26 December 2017

      The listing is 'pet friendly' but the owner needs to define very clearly with her guests BEFORE they book what her definition of pet friendly is - we received a horrible message from her after leaving that our dog was expected to sleep on the cold lounge tiles (in freezing Sutherland!). This after we had to pay an extra R100 'cleaning' fee when we booked to bring our dog with us. The main bed had dirt in it when we arrived and our dog was accused of sleeping on the bed. This after we left the place tidy as we found it. Kind of spoiled the experience for us. We won't be back.

      niven felix, South Africa
      30 August 2016

      we did not stay at Doringboom but at Sterboom

      Cathy Kruger, South Africa
      15 August 2016

      Absolutely loved the little house. First time we stayed in the area. Also took our husky Shamu with & having an enclosed garden was wonderful so he could run around. House is cozy and very clean. We will definitely stay there again.

      John Aysley, South Africa
      29 September 2015

      it was a lovely stay the kids enjoyed the stay the house was very cozy the decor was excellent thank you for your place

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      Doringboom Guesthouse Map

      Doringboom Guesthouse is 37.5km from the centre of Sutherland , the nearest airport 228.7km (George Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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