de doorns


Situated only 90 minutes northeast of Cape Town, De Doorns is nestled between the Quado and Hex River Mountain Range, which are snowcapped during the winter months.

During autumn, the valley is an explosion of colour as the leaves change hues from a uniform green to yellows, burgundy, russet and mocha, transforming the valley floor into a patchwork of rich earthy tones and a photographer's delight! In winter, the Matroosberg is covered in snow. Owing to its beauty and mountainous terrain, a great selection of outdoor activities are offered along the Hexcape Grape Route – depending on your energy levels!

The Hex Valley Golf Club offers a challenging 9-hole course. The Two Tunnel Mountain Biking Trail is a great option for the experienced mountain biker looking for a more challenging route with stunning scenery. Agama Atra Bouldering Trail is a graded and marked rock climbing route that leads to the Groothoek hut. Horseback Safaris throughout the valley are offered by highly experienced horseman, Sakkie Joubert. Also unique to the Hex River Valley, is the access to nearby Big 5 Game Reserves, Aquila and Fairy Glen.

Wine Tasting and Cellar Tours include visits to De Doorns Cellar, Hex River Crossing Private Cellar, La Rochelle Goats Milk Cheese Factory. 

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