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De Hoek Country House is a five-star hotel situated in the Magaliesberg Mountains, approximately an hour from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and 45 minutes drive from the Sandton CBD. The hotel has an excellent reputation among discerning travellers, providing guests with highly luxurious accommodations, world-class facilities, gourmet dining and discreet, yet attentive service.
This country retreat offers peace and tranquillity in a lovely setting, so any pastime is quiet and slow. Excellent packages are available to stimulate a group of guests or company while here. Archery, Croquet, and walks can be found on the property. A helipad provides for the many fly-in arrival and departure by guests, whether it is for business or pleasure.
Sixteen Superior Suites grace the gardens, lying close to the river, and 12 new contemporary Superior Suites grace the East, looking out onto the mountain.
Mahogany king size extra length beds, 15 of which are double beds and two twin beds. Each suite has cotton percale linen, down duvet, a large bath and shower, marble basins, minibar fridges, mahogany cupboards, pro-centric system televisions, work desks, hairdryers, telephones and coffee and tea stations. Each suite has under carpet heating and woollen carpets.
Five of the Superior suites have fireplaces, and each Sandstone room has a balcony with a view. Each Quarter has its housekeeper, ensuring personal attention during your stay.
- En-suite bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Executive work desks
- Goose down duvet
- Luxurious linen
- King size bed
- Mini bar fridge
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Under carpet/tile heating
- Wide-Screen TV.
Facilities & Services
Interspersed, occupy the Main House with magnificent hall, mahogany table and brass chandeliers and the gorgeous Conservatory restaurant. The pavilion stands proud and the imposing Stonebridge House with the modern, glass enclosed restaurant, faces the mountain and bridge.
- Bridge Bistro restaurant, serving more casual meals
- The Conservatory restaurant, serving five-course luncheons and dinners
- Compass residents bar
- Point room private dining room
- Gimbal library
- Garden Pavillion for executive meetings and private functions, seats 30
- Stonebridge House, which offers the beautiful Foundation room, seats 60, Cornerstone and Capstone rooms, seating 12, service bar
- Swimming pool, archery, croquet, and boule
- Mountain and river walk, bird watching
- Hot air ballooning, elephant safaris and horse riding.
- Transfers can be arranged to airports and places of interest
- Wifi in all areas.
Services at De Hoek Country Hotel include:
- Room service
- Packed lunches
- Luggage storage
- Car hire
- Airport shuttle
- Laundry services
- 24-hour Reception
- Secretarial services
- Wake up calls.
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- Air Conditioning
- Direct dial telephone
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Heated towel rails
- In-room safe
- Mini bar
- Plasma TV screen
- Satellite TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Underfloor Heating
- Writing desk
De Hoek Country House Dining
Michael Holenstein and his brigade of Chefs at De Hoek are committed to food excellence and create sublime dining experiences every single day, 7 days a week. Every evening , the team offers a different and varied 5 course dinner, with the sourcing of only the best local and international suppliers and freshest seasonal produce available. Bread, brioche, biscuits, cakes and pasties are baked every day. Chocolates and pasta prepared en mass, all fish, meat and vegetable stocks and sauces are made from scratch. Poultry , meat and fish are sourced from various parts of the world and flown in fresh as possible.
Creative and unusual flavours are combined new food trends and this is combined with clever interpretation of classic French and Mediterranean dishes.
The food is beautifully plated and presented, with herbal bouquets picked fresh from herb gardens every morning.
De Hoek has been in the top 100 restaurants in South Africa for many years and has won many food accolades including American Express Fine Dining
Interesting and unique wines are sourced all over South Africa, with many visits made to the hotel by the Winemakers themselves. Old favourites and new finds appear on our wine lists which have been voted Best New Wine list in South Africa by Diners Club and Diamond for our Wine list on many occasion.
De Hoek uses the Le Verre de Vin preservation system which preserves wine and champagne and enables us to serve wonderful wines by the glass.
A hands-on, apprenticeship Chefs course of 3 years is offered at the hotel, for aspiring young talent who would like to cook up a storm in the hospitality industry.
Reservations for both restaurants are essential.
The Conservatory is a beautiful dining room with glass doors looking out onto the pond area and lovely gardens, with a warm, cosy ambiance. Romantic 5 course, silver service dinners are served in this dining room. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the bar and elegant west terrace.
The restaurant has been selected as one of the top restaurants in South Africa over a period of many years , has won many culinary accolades and awards and now offers a chefs training course over three years, for aspiring young talent.
The Bridge Bistro
The Bridge Bistro, is a modern and contemporary glass enclosed dining room with magnificent views onto the bridge and riverine bush. A lighter menu is offered in this gorgeous setting.
Whether you would like to enjoy the sun around the sparkling swimming pool, challenge friends at a game of boules or croquet, or simply enjoy a book in a quiet corner of the beautiful gardens – the emphasis at De Hoek is on relaxation
- Hot-air Ballooning launching from our grounds
- Horse Riding
- Wine tastings
- Murder mystery evenings
- Interaction with elephant and elephant back safaris
- Game drives within private game reserves
- Gliding and microlight flips
- Fly-in by helicopter for breakfasts and lunches
- Specialised beauty treatments
- Cradle of Humankind
- Heia Safari Game Reserve
- Plumari Game Reserve
- Shades of Ngwenya
- Sterkfontein Caves
- Big screen TV room
- Boardroom Facilities
- Business Centre
- Conference venue
- Gift Shop
- Nearby golf course
- Sun deck
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- 24 - hour reception service
- 24 - hour room service
- Airport transfers
- Basic first aid assistance
- Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Daily newspaper
- Dry cleaning service
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry services
- Luggage storage
- Massage treatments
- Packed Lunches
- Safety deposit box
- Secure parking
- Shoe shine
- Tours & Transfers on Request
No children allowed.
No pets allowed.
Executive Twin Room
Superior King Suite
- # Rooms:
The Stone House has 20 sumptuous, beautifully appointed bedrooms with bathrooms en suite, each with a lovely view of the gardens. Each of the 16 Superior Suites have private balconies looking onto the Magalies River. Each superior suite has:
· King Size Extra Length Mahogany beds
· Satellite Television and DVD player
· Undercarpet and under tile heating
· Comfortable Chairs
· Exclusive Bath Products
· Shower and Bath en suite
· Double Vanity
· Mini Bar Fridges filled with good wine, tasty snacks and chocolates
· A limited 24 hour Butler Service
All bathrooms have double marble vanities, exclusive bath products from Italy, large oval baths, showers and undertile heating.
Superior Suite with Fireplace
- # Rooms:
The magnificent double volume "Main Hall" has a 20 seater Mahogany table and is ideal for formal meals and grand occassions. The "Orangerie" is perfect for romantic intimate five course dinners, set with the finest crystal and silver and hosted by the very best of service. Fine cognac can be enjoyed in the Compass Bar after a superb dinner. A roaring fire in winter adds to the cosy atmosphere.
The Stone House has 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, beautifully appointed with bathrooms en suite, each with a lovely view of the indigenous gardens.
This country house provides a secluded cosy ambiance with privacy, which makes it perfect for dinner or birthday parties, luncheons, strategy meetings and conferences.
Listed below are a small selection of the deluxe amenities, thoughtful extras and personal features provided for the comfort of all guests.
* Laundry Service.
* Fresh Fruit and Flowers in all rooms.
* Ceiling Fans.
* Under carpet heating in rooms.
* Adjustable Air conditioners.
* Rooms feature garden balconies.
* Facsimile Services.
* Limited 24 hour Butler Service.
* 4 Rooms are equipped with gas fires.
* Luxury bathrobes.
* Canapes served each evening.
* DVD Players and Library of DVDs
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Free unreserved parking available onsite.
- World Luxury Hotels Awards Winner 2008/09
- Top 100 restaurants in South Africa
- American Express Fine Dining
- Top Billing top 5 boutique hotels
- West Rand Tourism
- Diners Club International Winelist Awards