Experience charming countryside hospitality in South Africa

De Doornkraal hotel

De Doornkraal Vinotel is a four-star, family owned hotel in Riversdale, the first Garden Route town when travelling from Cape Town and a proud multiple national and regional winner of the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Award.

We are committed to providing service excellence and ensuring that our guests feel that they are at home whilst away from home.

Enjoy a memorable stay in De Doornkraal’s luxurious en-suite rooms

Dedoornkraal Accommodation

Our splendid facilities and service will ensure that your stay with us is a comfortable one. You have a choice of luxury or standard en suite rooms with private entrances, as well as two cottages with private lounges located on our wine estate. Enjoy a drink served by our attentive team in the wine garden, private lounges or by the pool. Interior Design by Adriaan Lochner.

De Doornkraal luxury en-suit rooms

Bringing a taste of the Cape country to our corner of the globe

Dedoornkraal Accommodation

At our restaurant, the Aan’t Vette Country Kitchen, you will find fresh local fare with a touch of flavours from Cape countryside.

De Doornkraal fine dining restaurant

Taste De Doornkraal’s award-winning Syrah wines

Dedoornkraal Accommodation

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste our award-winning wines, born on the banks of the Vette River in the single-block Syrah vineyard of the Aan’t Vette Wine Estate.
Our Syrah wines have been appraised by numerous prestigious award shows such as the Traditional South African Young Wine Show and the Veritas awards. Find out more on our Winery page.

De Doornkraal award-winning wines


The Team’s Proud Accomplishments

Tripadviser Certificate of Excellence 2016
4x Winner
Lilizela Provincial Tourism Award
2x Winner
Lilizela National Tourism Award
2x Winner
Hotels Combined Recognition of Excellence

The owners have also been recognised by The Simon van der Stel Foundation for their contribution toward the conservation of our architectural heritage.

Time to Travel & Explore


De Doornkraal Vinotel provides you with the perfect handcrafted country hospitality.
Our luxury rooms are unique, each with its own history and heritage. These spacious rooms were fashioned for guest comfort and leisure.

In search for a memorable family retreat?
The Garden Cottage offers guests the enchased experience of solitude, situated in the Aan’t Vette boutique vineyard.
Our Healthy Stay Commitment provides guest with assurance of enhanced hygiene standards, social distancing practices and heightened cleanliness protocols to create the safest possible environment for guests and employees.

It is with this same dedication that we provide our guests with:
Self-isolation, private entrances, Free Wi-Fi, in-room dining and remarkable care.

We look forward to assisting you with your Business Travel needs and welcome you back safely.