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Posted on: Monday, 18 June 2012

I Love Elim Because …

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I ♥ Elim

I ♥ Elim

Hi, I’m Heidi Maritz from Doornbosch Guesthouse & Country Cottage in Elim in Cape Agulhas, Western Cape.

ELIM IS BEST KNOWN FOR its historical buildings and church.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the waterwheel – it is very old.

THE BEST wedding PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the old historic church.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the surrounding fynbos farms and vineyards.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO horse riding in the fynbos mountains at Doornbosch.
WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO wine tasting at the cellars in the area, Black Oystercatcher, Raka and many others.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS April and May, BECAUSE of our lovely autumm days.

I ♥ Elim

I ♥ Elim

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Eat, Sleep, Shop in Bredasdorp 13km from Napier.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST Pascals in Napier.

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS Julians in Bredasdorp, TRY THE steak.


MY FAVOURITE lookout SPOT IS from the Koude Rivier mountains on Doornbosch.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY our own braaiplace on Doornbosch.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO Marietjie’s Pub in Baardskeerdersbos.

Elim’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS all the things to do around it.

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS going on a scenic horseride on Doornbosch.

I ♥ Elim

I ♥ Elim


TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO be one with nature on Doornbosch Game Farm.


MY FAVOURITE WALK IS right here on the Doornbosch Game Farm.

MY FAVOURITE outdoor SHOP IS Overberg Agri.

MY FAVOURITE game WATCHING SPOT IS Doornbosch Game Farm.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN June, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Napier Patat Festival.

MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS the shipwreck museum. CHECK OUT THE artefacts.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS the church in Napier, FOR ITS beautiful organ.

I ♥ Elim

I ♥ Elim

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS a game drive on Doornbosch Game Farm.

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS a trip out to Pearly Beach.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO eat crayfish in Hermanus.

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS the Secretary bird on Doornbosch.


WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I help out at the old age home in Napier.

I Love Elim BECAUSE of the friendly people and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Doornbosch Guesthouse

Doornbosch Guesthouse

Doornbosch Guesthouse & Country Cottage

Doornbosch Guesthouse and Country Cottage are part of a 5000ha working farm, with horses, game, fynbos and honey cultivation. We are located in the heart of the rural Overberg, no more than two hours from Cape Town, close to the white beaches of Pearly Beach, and just a few kilometres away from the scenic mission village of Elim. This rural part of the southernmost area of the Western Cape is a well-kept nature reserve. Life here is relaxed, quiet and unspoiled. This is the place where ‘getting away from it all’ is really possible.

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Destination Info:

Elim Attractions
Cape Agulhas Attractions
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Desirable Digits

Black Oystercatcher: +27 (0)28 482-1618
Raka: +27 (0)28 341-0676
Eat, Sleep, Shop: +27 (0)28 425-1420
Pascal’s: +27 (0)28 423-3146
Julian’s: +27 (0)28 425-1201
Overberg Agri: +27 (0)28 214-3800
Shipwreck Museum: +27 (0)28 424-1240

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