De Hoek lies graciously in a serene country setting an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Nestled in a crook of the Magalies River in the lush and fertile valley of the Magaliesburg Mountains.
The original sandstone house was built in 1991 and evokes a special charm and ambience with its grand central mahogany table. The Lesotho sandstone house boasts historic repurposed features such as struts from the old Crown Mines headgear, and wooden door lintels from the Durban station to name but a few.
All in-house guests have access to the West Terrace lounge with gas fireplace, the Gimbal library with a collection of books as well as flat screen TV with selected satellite channels, the Conservatory restaurant, the Compass bar for pre-or post-dinner drinks as well as the outdoor swimming pool, manicured gardens and walking paths. Four original twin rooms remain on the mezzanine level of the house and have access to the landing lounge as well as the patio balcony.
In addition to the Stone House the hotel also has 12 Classic Superior suites, 4 Classic Superior Suites with a gas fireplace, 10 Deluxe Suites and 2 Penthouse Suites as options for accommodation. Of the Deluxe Suites, 2 are wheelchair friendly with wider doors and passages, hand rails in bathrooms and level threshold showers entrances.
In addition to the accommodation De Hoek offers a variety of event venues that can accommodate up to 80 guests for a private event, a wedding or a corporate conference. The Point Room in the Stone House is used for private dining for up to 12 guests.
The Garden Pavilion can seat up to 30 people for wedding receptions or double up as a chapel when the weather does not permit an outside ceremony. Stonebridge House which has its own kitchen and service bar can accommodate 60 guests in the Foundation room and 12 people each in the Cornerstone and Capstone breakaway rooms.
The Bridge Bistro, with stacking glass doors that look out onto the Olienhout Ridge can seat up to 80 guests for wedding receptions or private parties.
Meeting & Conference Venue
De Hoek caters for top executive conferences and meetings where creative thinking and important decisions are made.
Four elegant conference and function rooms are situated in the grounds in the imposing sandstone Stonebridge House. The formal Foundation Room, with elegant interiors, can accommodate up to 60 delegates with various seating arrangements. A service bar leads off the room. Two smaller conference rooms, Cornerstone and Capstone rooms, lead out onto the enclosed veranda which in turn leads into the lovely Bridge Bistro restaurant. With high ceilings, artwork and glass doors and windows leading into the gardens, this is ideal.
The Garden Pavilion is also a beautiful room, with a fireplace and large brass chandeliers; it is available for up to 30 delegates.
Twenty-four hour conference packages are offered to delegates who want superlative cuisine, good wine, excellent accommodation and service within an elegant and exclusive environment.
Any type of activity could be arranged for team building and these would include hot air ballooning, competitive cooking, Vegas gambling nights, murder mystery dinners, drumming, guest speakers and conversations with famous South Africans, to name a few.
We’ve put together a comprehensive brochure with all the information you will need to select your ideal conference package.
Our Wedding Venue
Exclusive, Intimate Weddings
Where memories are created, turned out in magnificent style. A full bridal service is offered where the romantic expectations of every couple are satisfied by spectacular flowers, table décor, wedding cake and cuisine.
Ceremonies are held in the lovely manicured gardens and receptions are hosted in a choice of 2 two venues, depending on their size.
Couples have the option of accommodation at this 5 star hotel, making the choice of having your wedding at De Hoek, the best decision one can make.
De Hoek Country Hotel – The most Romantic Wedding Venue
Most weddings embrace a certain style and De Hoek certainly has all the best ideas to match. Whether you’re going for vintage, modern and funky, English country garden or for a more formal, traditional wedding style, De Hoek has them all…
The Chefs at De Hoek are committed to food excellence and create sublime dining experiences every single day, Seven 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.
Creative and unusual flavours are combined to create 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 both Diners Club and Diamond on many occasions. Enquire here for your year-end function, baby shower, honeymoon, birthday party, engagement party, retirement function, and High tea on a Saturday afternoon.