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Establishment Description

One of South Africa’s most alluring and accomplished 5-star hotels. De Hoek lies graciously in a serene country setting an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The hotel is an impressive masterpiece of Sandstone, Oregon pine, beautiful fabrics and handcrafted Mahogany furniture. Twenty luxurious suites, superlative cuisine and acclaimed service blend seamlessly to create a classic, refined ambience that reflects a pampered sense of timelessness and privilege. Guests feel welcomed, relaxed and fulfilled.


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.

Four of the Superior Suites have fireplaces.

 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

Area activities

Helipad, archery, mountain rambles, lawn croquet, boules, swimming pool and hot air ballooning are available on the property.

Check in times

Check In: 14h00

Check out: 11h00

Children Policy

De Hoek welcome children over 12 years

Deposit Terms

A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation. On-line reservations to be paid immediately with credit card when making a reservation. When paying your deposit by EFT (Electronic fund transfer) the deposit is required within 4 days of confirmation.
All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card

Cancellation Terms

Should the booking be cancelled more than 20 days prior to arrival, no cancellation fee will be charged.
Should the booking be cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
Should the booking be cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival on non-arrival, a
100% cancellation fee will be charged.

Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

Room Types & Descriptions

SUPERIOR SUITES (12 units: north quarter 1 – 4, south quarter 1 – 4, west quarter 2, 3, 6, 7)With bath and shower en-suite, king size extra length beds (double rooms), selected satellite channels & television, under carpet and under tile heating, telephone, hairdryer, mini bar fridge, Wi-fi, executive working desk, air-conditioning, balcony.

SUPERIOR SUITES WITH FIRE PLACES (4 units: west quarter 1, 4, 5, 8)
EXECUTIVE ROOMS (4 units: main quarter 1 – 4)
In the original manor house with bath or shower en-suite, king size extra length bed (double rooms), selected satellite channels & television,  telephone, Wi-fi, executive working desk.

PENTHOUSE SUITES (2 units: new quarter 11 & 12)
With bath and shower en-suite, heated towel rails, king size extra length beds, hairdryer, selected satellite channels, adjustable 42inch flat screen television,  wi-fi, telephone, tea & coffee facilities, Nespresso machine, I-pod docking stations, mini bar fridge, room safe, executive working desk, air-conditioning, balcony, own kitchen to accommodate in-room dining, open plan lounge area and dining room, outside seating area (in addition to balcony).

NEW QUARTER ROOMS (10 units: new quarter 1 – 10.  Paraplegic room: new quarter 5)
With bath and shower en-suite, heated towel rails, king size extra length beds, selected satellite channels,  adjustable 42inch flat screen television, wi-fi, telephone,  tea & coffee facilities, Nespresso machine, I-pod docking stations, mini bar fridge, room safe, executive working desk, air-conditioning, window seating pane, balcony.


De Hoek hosts 2 restaurants : The Conservatory and The Bridge Bistro

The opening of The Bridge Bistro restaurant at De Hoek Country Hotel was a very exciting event for food lovers in Magaliesberg,  bridging the gap, so to speak, between the sumptuous formality of the Conservatory restaurant and the elegant conference dining rooms

The Bridge Bistro is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday for lunch and dinner by appointment only. A maximum of 50 guests can be seated in the restaurant. For special occasions, including weddings, the whole restaruant can be booked out without a venue charge.

The cuisine and 5 star service at De Hoek is internationally acclaimed. Michael Holenstein oversees his kitchens with much aplomb and finesse. The style of food served is French continental, and a new 5 course menu is designed every day, according to the freshest produce available. The menu is a combination of interesting flavours and the food is beautifully presented with a great deal of pride by a dedicated team.

CSI Profiles

The Conservatory

Food Philosophy

Dinners at De Hoek are refined elegant affairs involving the best of French cuisine with influences of the Mediterranean and Swiss. Michael is passionate about food, and delights guests with his presentation and quality

Chef's Profile

De Hoek resizedMenus are designed personally for guests and wines are chosen accordingly by Michael who in 2008 was nominated as one of the top chefs in South Africa for culinary consistency. He won junior chef of the year in 1989. He became a master chef with Chaine des Rotisseurs in 2000. Michael Holenstein offers cuisine extraordinaire. Swiss born and trained, he has worked in some of Johannesburg´s top restaurants; at the Gleneagles in Scotland, and in his home country - SwitzerlandMike was awarded Best Chef for culinary consistency in South Africa, is a Master Chef, was awarded Best Young Chef in 1989 in South Africa ,his restaurant at DE HOEK, has been top 100 in  South Africa many times …. Also American Express Fine Dining award for fine dining 2013, Best New Entry wine list  in South Africa 2012 awards and Diamond award every year , has his own Wine Society. Won Best Luxury Hotel in the World, Business man of the year.. West Rand

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Self Drive Options

Guests should get onto the R28/N14 (Main freeway between Krugersdorp & Pretoria).
Travel on the R28/N14 towards Krugersdorp until you reach a 4 way intersection with Traffic lights (Pinehaven Sasol Garage)
At the 4 way intersection, turn right onto the R47 and travel for about 10km until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction (Oaktree Zenex Garage)- turn right onto R563.
Travel for about 20km on the R563 (do not take the Tarlton road/turn off - continue on the R563) Do not turn left at the Maropeng sign, continue straight on. Continue through the mountain pass until you see the second Magaliesburg sign on the left. Turn left.
Travel for about 8km until you see the boards Bekker School & De Hoek Country House. Turn right.Travel until you reach the stop sign, turn left - travel for about 2km and you will see our gate on the left hand side. Turn left.


S25 57.208
E27 32.448

Nearest Airport

OR Thambo international airport.

Transfer Options

Transfers to and from Johannesburg and Pretoria are available on request.
Helicopter landing facilities at De Hoek.

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