Doornhoek Equestrian Estate

Century 21 is the official sales agency of Doornhoek Equestrian Estate, prestigious 69 Hectare prime security estate, situated 4.8km from Tzaneen. We have a number of vacant stands available for sale within this estate, as well as some high-end homes.

Doornhoek offers luxury lifestyle living to the discerning investor:
  • Security – 24/7, with roaming guards - giving you the freedom to leave your doors wide open to take in the spectacular scenery and the wildlife that roams free;
  • Equestrian facilities including horse trails and stabling;
  • Community living at the Doornhoek Clubhouse, with swimming pool, squash court and entertainment area.
30 Hectare of this estate is protected green belt, and includes 4 dams and spectacular views over the Tzaneen Dam, the forests and the mountains.

Luxury Lifestyle Living

Doornhoekhas 49 Hectare set aside for erven, with 21 residential stands ranging between 4498m² and 5692m². There are a number of completed homes, with new some new homes currently under construction. There are 2 erven with business rights available, and the estate offers residents a variety of leisure activities such as hiking, bird-watching, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing & canoeing in the green belt areas. A clubhouse – with a swimming pool, a gym, a squash court and an entertainment area - is to be built as soon as the first ten homes are completed.

Doornhoek is notably an equestrian estate. Stables can be purchased on an individual basis by owners – and the first block of stables is already completed. There are Dressage/Showing and Jumping Arenas; a Lunging Arena; Horse Trials; a Polo Crosse Area and Platforms; as well as grazing areas which are completed and ready to use. There are also dirt tracks for horse riding spanned all over the estate.

Doornhoek is the ideal investment estate, for those seeking a long-term return on investment. There are a number of foreign residents, who have acquired stands and who have built homes in this estate, and the number is growing steadily.

Upon entry to the estate, the first thing you notice is the number of residents walking, or taking a horse-back ride. Doors of houses are flung wide open, and many residents are the work-from-home kind. There is an air of relaxed and sophisticated elegance in Doornhoek, and the estate offers premium security and peace of mind.


Doornhoek has a set of architectural design guidelines in place, in order to control the architectural and environmental identity of the estate. The style is “Plantation”, specifically designed for Tzaneen’s sub-tropical climate, with elements chosen to realize the full potential of Doornhoek Equestrian Estate as it is being developed, and that will in turn, grow the investment that homeowners have made in their property. The development will, at all costs, preserve as many as possible of the existing trees – even though they may be exotic species

Fauna and Flora

DoornhoekEquestrian Estate has been built on a 69 Hectare farm in Tzaneen, and one of the few sites in the area where the blue swallow has returned to nest. This species is classified as ‘Vulnerable’ due to destruction of its habitat at both its breeding and wintering sites. The current population is estimated at 1,500-4,000, so we are honoured to have these delicate little creatures grace our lovely grounds. There are a number of small game animals, free to roam the estate, including Bushbuck, Duiker and Nyala. Occassionally, a Fish-Eagle drops in to visit, as well as hawk and other eagle species.

Doornhoek is situated in the heart of game farm country, and there are a number of nature reserves in close proximity. It is also within drive-range of the local golf course. Recreational activities in the area include hiking, bird-watching, white-water rafting, Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, 4 x 4 trails, hot air ballooning… the list is endless.

Services& Security

Electricity is supplied by the Greater Tzaneen Town Council, with electrical cables running underground instead of overhead. The utilization of RET (Renewable Energy Technology) is promoted on the estate, in order to secure carbon-footprint rebates.

Water is supplied from a borehole on the estate, as well as from the Municipality. A water allocation of 1,20kl/household/day – higher than the Greater Tzaneen Municipal standard of 1,05kl/household/day – is allowed for each home on the estate. There are inline booster pumps installed, for stands on higher ground.

Sewerage is Green-Design approved, with recycling of up to 95% of treated effluent for irrigation purposes of stands and green belts.Solid Waste is collected weekly by the Estate Manager and carted to the transfer station, from where it is collected by the Greater Tzaneen Municipality. First-phase recycling is implemented at every household, and green design and approach is undertaken with regard to waste collection and management.

Security is tight at Doornhoek. There is full 24/7 access-controlled entry with guards, and guards also roam the estate at night, all with radio communication. Residents have the option of radio comms in their homes, or simply through cell contact with other residents. Building contractors entry and exit is tightly controlled by the estate manager, who is always available on duty.