Holiday Accommodation in De Doorns

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Arbeid Adelt Guest House De DoornsGuest House
De Doorns Estate De DoornsBed & Breakfast
Karbonaatjeskraal      De DoornsGuest House
Kliphuis De DoornsGuest House
Mountain View Lodges De DoornsHotel / Lodge
The Hex River Valley is situated between the Matroos and Quado Mountains, and is the largest producer of table-grapes in Southern Africa. Some of the major attractions in the Valley include the historical buildings and homesteads. During late autumn and early winter, the valley turns into a kaleidoscope of autumn colours - one of the most often photographed scenes in South Africa. The Hex River Mountains, which run along the entire length to the valley, are dominated by the Matroosberg Peak, or "Sailor Mountain" named after the shepherd, Klaas Matroos, who lived here. Some people believe the peak to be named after a rock resembling a sailor or "matroos" standing on the bow of a ship, which can be seen from a particular angle in the Valley.

The legend of the "Heks" of the Hex River Valley is a story about the beautiful Eliza Meiring, who was courted by many suitors. She eventually promised to marry the one that would pick her a disa flower from the surrounding Hex River Mountains. The admirer who captured her heart met a tragic death when he lost his footing whilst picking the flower and fell. Completely out of her mind with grief, Eliza spent a long, lonely period in the attic of the farm, Clovelly. One fateful moonlit night she jumped to her death through the attic window. The "witch" of the Hex River Valley still mourns for her long-lost love, especially when the moon lights up the mountains.

When the new railway to the north was built, Touwsrivier became the first major locomotive depot after Cape Town. Railway employees and their families settled here and the town developed rapidly.

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Cnr Station and Voortrekker Ave De Doorns 6875 tel:+27 23 356 2041 fax:+27 23 656 3095
Logan St Touwsriver 6880 tel:+27 23 358 1192 fax:+27 23 358 1192