• 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:


Hiking in the game park

There are 3 well-marked routes for guests who want to do some hiking and enjoy the wildlife:

The Blue route is 1 km g

Green is 1.3 km, and 

Orange route is 4.8 km

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Game viewing

Enjoy a guided game drive on Elandsdraai Eco Farm.  One game drive included in your rates. See Eland, Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Giraffe, Sable antelope, Waterbok, Njala, Kudu, Warthog, Oryx (Gemsbok) in their natural surroundings.

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Have a swim in one of our various river pools

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Fish bass and karp in the various pools on the greater farm

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Have a nice bush picnic at one of the various picnic spots on the farm

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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.

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