Luxury at the foot of the mountains
Located an hour’s drive outside of Joburg, De Hoek Country Hotel is the perfect place to spend a luxury weekend away. Nestled in the crook of the Magalies River in the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains, this five-star gem is the perfect balance between feeling removed from big city bustle, but without having to spend hours driving.
Built in 1991, the main building at De Hoek is made of Lesotho sandstone and still houses several of the hotel’s rooms. The central feature of the entire hotel, the Stone House, is beautifully built, and with its grand staircases, giant central mahogany table and rich furnishings, it evokes a sense of luxury and relaxation. The Stone House’s West Terrace lounge is open to all guests and features a gas fireplace for the colder days, and an outdoor swimming pool for cooling off in summer.
In addition to the Stone House, De Hoek also has 16 Classic Superior Suites (four of which have gas fireplaces), 10 New Quarter Superior Suites, and two New Quarter penthouses available, making it a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to host a wedding or a weekend conference. Extravagant showers, large baths, and extra-length king-size beds, as well as private balconies and beautiful views mean that every room at De Hoek is one that you’ll never want to leave.
An undisputed highlight at De Hoek is the incredible food. Having been the recipient of many accolades including American Express Fine Dining awards, and consistently included in the top 100 restaurants in South Africa, Chef Michael Holenstein and his team create sublime dining experiences seven days a week for both hotel guests and visitors to the restaurant.
Operating on the theme of “celebrate life”, the staff at De Hoek work hard to ensure that each moment at this luxurious country hotel feels like a celebration. Warm hospitality, incredible five-star service, and award winning cuisine are all par for the course at De Hoek, so when you’re looking for a getaway, look no further.
De Hoek Country Hotel
014 577 9600
Words: Lucy Sarah Heaney | Images: Supplied