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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.
Activities, Sports & Leisure
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
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 11:00
- 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.
Superior Suite with Fireplace
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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
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