• One of our beautiful picnic spots

Things to do

The location of Spendpenny is unique because it forms part of the large farm Doornpoort which had a great influence on the district since 1854. John's sister, Jenny, is married to Bun Malan, a direct descendant of Patriarch Koos Malan, who bought Doornpoort in 1882. Bun had it as one of his goals to consolidate the original farm, which has since been divided into several sections. He has to a large extent succeeded and today Bun & Jenny Malan owns large portions of the original farm.

Spendpenny's owners have entered into a co-operation agreement with the Malans whereby large portions of the vast farm are also made available to Spendpenny's visitors. These include:


Game viewing

Enjoy a guided game drive on Elandsdraai Eco Farm. at an additional cost of R75 per person. See Eland, Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Giraffe, Sable antelope, Waterbok, Njala, Kudu, Warthog, Oryx (Gemsbok) in their natural surroundings.

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Fish bass and karp in the various pools in the Elans River.  Please note that an additional cost is applicable.

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Have a nice bush picnic next to the Elans River.

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Hunting is available from May until August.

Please ensure to book well in advance.

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Spendpenny has a lovely bush kitchen with a pizza/bread oven, braai facilities and enough space to make a potjie. A lovely open air BOMA is available for a lovely bush fire under a starry summer night.

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