Activities

 

There are many activities and places of interest in and around Douglas, with Kimberley only 100 km away on the way to Upington and the Kalahari Gemsbok Park.

 

Established in 1968, the Douglas Wine Cellar is one of the oldest cellars north of the Orange River and produces a wide variety of wines.

 

Broadwaters, a private river escape on the banks of the Vaal River is situated just outside Douglas on the way to Kimberley. If you are lucky, you may even spot the Vaal River’s own ‘Big Five’ – the otter, African Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron and Iguana – on a sunset river cruise.

 

A trip to the Northern Cape would be incomplete without including a visit to the Big Hole in Kimberley. An entirely man-made structure, the Big Hole is the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. The world-renowned McGregor Museum in Kimberley affords visitors a fascinating glimpse into the bygone days of the diamond rush and has made important contributions to the ecological and historical knowledge of the Northern Cape.

 

Mokala SANpark is situated 80km from Douglas and is also worth a visit.

 

Confluence – just outside of Douglas you’ll find the spot where the mighty Orange and Vaal Rivers meet.

 

Felidae Centre is a wildlife reserve conserving African wild cats and predators in their natural habitat and is located in the Free State province just a short distance from Kimberley.

 

More Activities

Bee farm (honey, hand-crafted creams, soaps, lip balms, candles & other crafts)

Boat trips, water skiing

Fishing

Hunting safaris

Walk to Freedom

 

“All activities can be scheduled on behalf of guests, please advise a week before hand.”