PO Box 286 Groot Marico 2850, Republic of South Africa.

Telephone +27 14 503 0024 Cell phone 083 4331851


Set in the heart of the beautiful North West Province bosveld lies the historical village of Groot Marico, famous for the stories by Herman Charles Bosman and for Mampoer (a locally produced distilled liquor). Doornkraal Guest House and Farm lies on the shores of the Marico Bosveld Dam in an exquisite setting of beautiful gardens with views of the nearby mountains.

The Farm

Doornkraal is a miscellaneous farm where Tobacco, Chili, seed Sunflower, Mealies, Soyabeans and Wheat are being cultivated. Doornkraal is a declared nature reserve with a rich birdlife (the Marico district is well known for it's more than 430 bird species). The Marico Dam provides excellent opportunities for fishing while the nearby mountains provide a challenge for the hiker.

Out of Africa guesthouse Out of Africa guesthouse

Guest House "Out of Africa"

Accommodation is provided in an elegant "Out of Africa" double story house with en-suite rooms, a self catering cottage and a family house in a lovely garden.

Luxury double story house

Accommodation consists of one family room (two separate bedrooms) one bathroom and a lounge on the ground floor while on the first floor there is a suite of two separate bedrooms, a reading room, bathroom and Satellite Television.

Herman Charles Bosman House

This fully equipped house sleeps a maximum of six people and includes a comfortable lounge with television and are fully equipped

7 Self Catering Cottages

This cottage consists of one bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen and television room.

The Swimming Pool The Braai Area

On Site Facilities

The on-site facilities include a beautiful swimming pool next to a thatched braai area. Here one can relax and unwind in the seclusion of the scenic garden. For those feeling a little more energetic there are hiking trails to suit the needs of all. The farm is also well suited for fishing and birding. Game viewing is also available on adjoining farms.

Trans Kalahari Highway

The farm is ideal as a 'staging post' for those travellers on their way to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbawe via Sun City, the Cape via Kimberley and to Namakwaland.

Locality Map

South African Tourism (Satour) accredited in 1999

Corporate member of the Hiking Federation of Southern Africa


For bookings contact Mrs. Maryna Steyn

E-mail; mwmarico@mweb.co.za

Telephone or Telefax +27 14 503 0024

Cell Phone South Africa 083 4331851

Address: Doornkraal Estates PO Box 286 Groot Marico,

Republic of South Africa

Webmaster: Tim Hartwright

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