Welcome To Die Ou Pastorie Restaurant And Guest House
Located Nearby Hartbeespoort Dam, The Cradle Of Humankind World Heritage Site And The UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
The foundations for Die Ou Pastorie were laid in 1884/5. During this time Skeerpoort was a flourishing farming community, and the parsonage was a building of status with well-built foundations, wooden floors and ceilings as well as sash windows. Architecturally, the “Pastorie” was built in what was later identified as the “ZAR style” with fewer embellishments than the “Victorian Style” – so popular with English colonialists at the time. After more than a hundred years of service as a parsonage, police station and private residence, Die Ou Pastorie is now a sought-after destination restaurant and guesthouse for our more discerning visitor both local or international to Hartbeespoort Dam, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve.
We have eight rooms in our 4-Star Guest House. Enjoy our beautiful gardens and dine with us in the historical homestead and gardens.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday for Breakfast and Lunch, and Wednesday to Saturday for Dinner. A la Carte menu. booking essential.
Music Under the Trees:
Our music events are hosted on our garden stage “Under the Trees”. Check out our events page to see who is performing next.
Every month we host spectacular music events with performers such as Jesse Clegg, Arno Carstens, Dan Patlansky, Chris Chameleon, Koos Kombuis, Run-Away-Train Cult etc. These events are well attended and it is necessary to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
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Welcome to Our Guest House:
As a guests of Die Ou Pastorie you will be accommodated in one of our eight individually appointed garden suites, all with views of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Each suite follows a unique theme, with funky, mismatching light fittings, materials and décor providing an eccentric yet welcoming ambience.
All our rooms are spacious and en suite with private balconies, and embody both the serenity and vibrancy of Die Ou Pastorie. Each room has air conditioning and DSTV (Limited Bouquet), and hairdryers are available on request. The rooms all have easy access to the well-established gardens and large swimming pool with splendid rock feature and greenery.
• One Night Stay – Per Person Sharing
• One Night Stay – Single Room
• Two Night Stay – Per Person Sharing
• Two Night Stay – Single Room
Children under 12 – R 395 Children should be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times. Please ensure sleeping arrangements are made at the time of making the booking. Children under 3 – No charge
• Accommodation in luxury en-suite rooms with either twin beds or king-size beds
• Drinks, meals in our restaurant unless where specified
• Items of a personal nature
Welcome to Our Restaurant:
Our country style A la carte restaurant is housed within a stunning 521m² complex, a significant portion of which is the beautiful 315m² historic homestead building – “Die Ou Pastorie” – which dates back to 1885. Adjacent to the restaurant stands a magnificent specimen of The Wild Olive (Olea europea subsp. africana) which has been dated by knowledgeable botanists as being older than 200 years. Its branches graciously spread out over our splendid glassed off Conservatory – a favourite part of the restaurant for intimate family celebrations of up to 25 people.
The A la carte menu offers many wonderfully wholesome value-for-money meals. The food is of an exceptional quality and our portion sizes are referred to be guests as being “very generous”. The various dining rooms inside the restaurant offer different experiences and can comfortably seat around 40 to 50 guests. Immediately adjacent to the restaurant is a 162m² under-cover area which we refer to as “The Portico”.
On those rainy days when the weather isn’t necessarily playing along nicely but it isn’t cold enough for guests to want to sit inside, we will seat and serve them here. The Portico also serves to be an important area where we host our intimate afternoon and evening music events, which attract anywhere between 30 to 95 guests.
In keeping with the central tenets of our business ethos and customer value proposition, our cuisine is fresh, locally sourced, indulgent, innovative and the style of meal is wholesome country. The kitchen is a scratch kitchen, the definition of this is that our meals are made from scratch, so whilst they may take a little longer to reach your table, you will definitely taste the difference and understand why it was worth the wait. Through our restaurant, we aim to increase community awareness around the value of good, clean, locally produced food.
Vegetables where possible [including our famous organic microgreens] grow freely between and within our on-site ‘edible garden’ and greenhouse, and we are closely entwined with neighbouring farmers and producers, ensuring that our guests experience the full freshness and flavour of our beautiful valley.
Celebrations are very important markers in our lives just as rites of passage are or were.
For most, the social influences of today’s society have seen the rites of passage being whittled down to birthdays, marriages and anniversaries. It’s not uncommon to hear people talking about their upcoming celebration in this way “Oh it’s really nothing – I’m just going to do something small, something low key, no mess no fuss you know.”
The shocking truth about the “busyness” of life right now is that we are all so focussed on being professionally productive that it seems silly or wasteful to take the time to make plans to go a little wild, to really have fun and to celebrate an occasion with a splash.
At Die Ou Pastorie, we feel and think very differently about life and celebrations. That’s why many families and businesses who wish to celebrate an occasion in style, choose us.
Our “celebratory spaces” – various dining rooms in the 1885 Homestead, our beautifully treed garden, our glassed-in conservatory and our roofed open-air portico – offer you a wide selection to choose from. Given our attention to detail, all celebrations require an upfront consultation during which your celebratory desires are clearly understood and recorded on an event specification sheet so that on the day, these can be seamlessly delivered against.
We look forward to meeting you and successfully hosting your celebration(s) here at Die Ou Pastorie.
Closely in touch with our country’s artistic exuberance, Die Ou Pastorie provides the ideal environment to showcase talented people and this has been one of the cleverest ways through which we have achieved significant brand differentiation. Our music events are extremely well patronised and so you will have to book in advance if you desire to experience these.
Notable performers to visit Die Ou Pastorie include legendary South African musicians Jesse Clegg, Steve Newman, Guy Buttery, Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Greg Georgiades, Dayne Rothbletz and Michael Plaxton-Harrison, Andra, Chris Chameleon, Ard Matthews, Monark, Wonderboom, Wendy Oldfield, the duo of Josie Field and Laurie Levine, Gerald Clarke, Dan Patlansky, Saudiq Khan and James Grace to mention but a few headline names.