Activities

Whether you are adventurous, a nature lover or just in search of a venue for that special occasion, Doorndraai has something unique to offer you.

Hiking & Cycling:

Trips can be enjoyed along the roads or through the bush for game viewing and bird watching.

Hunting:

Full hunting facilities are available. Price list of available game can be obtained on request. Bow hunters are welcome as we have well placed hides at waterholes and feeding spots. A fully equipped butchery is available. Doorndraai staff will process your meat into cuts of your choice.

Bird watching:

Between 300 and 400 bird species have been identified in the area.

Courses in the identification of indigenous trees:

Have you ever wondered about what tree grows in your garden, on the trail or along the road side? Do you know which fruit or berries to enjoy and which to avoid? Do you know a kuduberry from a koobooberry? Why is a tree a tree? Do you know how to identify a tree?

These and many other interesting aspects are dealt with in our popular Tree Identification courses offered at the beginner (or advanced) level by well-known and knowledgeable Dendrologists associated with the Dendrological Society. No prior knowledge is required and you will be guided in the use of a simple identification key to the point where you will actually be able to identify most trees around you. The course entails some theoretical material and extensive practical work in the veld. Certain course material is provided but participants are advised to invest in a prescribed field guide to trees which is available in print format or as an app for smartphones.

Our tree identification courses are conducted at Doorndraai on scheduled weekends starting the Friday evening and concluding Sunday at around noon, in either Afrikaans or English, or both, depending on the requirements of the attendees. Course dates and duration may be adapted to suit group requirements. You may either lodge or camp in order to attend the course.

This is an engaging and interesting course for individuals, for a husband and wife team, or for groups and team-building events.

If you wish to constructively engage with our heritage of indigenous trees then register for the next course.

Swimming:

3 Splash Pools in the Lodge area and one in the caravan park.

Photography:

Exercise your photographic skills to your heart’s content.

Rafting:

Enjoy a picnic by the dam or enjoy your sun downer while floating on the raft.

Relaxing:

Sit back and relax, make a campfire, have a real bushveld braai or just relax and read that book you never get time for.

Game Viewing:

Game drives can be undertaken in one of our 4x4 vehicles (see tariffs). Doorndraai is the habitat of the following game species:

Aardvark (Erdvark), Baboon, Blesbok, Blue Wildebeest, Brown Hyena, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Duiker, Eland, Giraffe, Impala, Jackal, Klipspringer, Kudu, Leopard, Monkey, Mountain Reedbuck, Nyala, Oryx (Gemsbok), Red Hartebeest, Ostrich, Steenbok, Tsessebe, Warthog, Waterbuck, Zebra, Bushpig.

Functions:

Weddings, conferences, seminars, strategic sessions, corporate functions and team building activities can be conducted at the conference facility. With its tranquil surroundings and bushveld magic, this is a truly exquisite venue.

All the facilities and activities at Doorndraai can be enjoyed by individuals, families, groups of friends, companies and their staff or stakeholders, church groups, sport and social clubs, etc.

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