De Hoek Country Hotel offers peace and tranquility in a lovely setting, so any pastime is quiet and slow. Wonderful packages are available to stimulate a group of guests or company whilst here. Any type of activity can be arranged for team building and motivation.
- Swimming pool, croquet and boule
- Mountain and river walks, bird watching
- Murder mystery evenings
- Game drives within private game reserves
- Transfers can be arranged to airports and places of interest
- Wine tastings
- Horse Riding
- Interaction with elephant and elephant back safaris
- Hot air ballooning, gliding, elephant interactions and horse riding can be arranged
We have the below onsite experiences for our residents to enjoy.
We partner with Helivate to offer you helicopter rides to and from De Hoek. Please contact reservations for details.
Hot Air Ballooning
The Magaliesburg valley is one of the best valleys for hot air ballooning in the world. We offer balloon rides from the property in conjunction with Air ventures .Please contact reservations for details and bookings.
Enjoy a game of Boules or Lawn Croquet in the gardens. Rules for play available at reception.
Life SizeJenga, Pick-up-Sticks, Connect 4
Garden Games are available over weekends on the lawn for our resident guests to enjoy.
Enjoy a relaxing pamper session in the Meridian room. Decide between individual or couple treatments. Please contact reservations to make a booking.
Take a pleasant 1-2 hour walk through indigenous bush up to the summit of Olienhout ridge where one has beautiful vistas of the Magaliesburg Range to the North. Enjoy the rich bird life, typical trees and flowers of the Southern Magaliesburg and see if you can spot the elusive Grey Duiker (Phute) or one of the many animal species found on the property. Bird list and map available from reception.
The Elephant Sanctuary has rescued African elephants and offers an interactive and educational elephant experience as well as elephant back riding. 40 minutes’ drive from De Hoek.
Open: Monday – Friday.
Experiences at 08:00, 10:00 and 14:00 daily
Cost: from R695.00 p.p.
Please contact reservations to assist with bookings.
Brits: 012 250 2522
Krugersdorp: 011 660 4365
Rustenburg: 014 597 1814
Magalies Park: 012 207 9000
Pecanwood: 012 244 8080
Sun City: 014 557 1245/6
Take a cable car trip on the longest mono-cableway in Africa. The Harties Cableway offers visitors panoramic views of the beautiful Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding areas. 50 minutes’ drive from DeHoek.
Open: Monday – Friday from 9:00 until 16:00
Cost: R195m p.p.
Magalies Canopy Touring
The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. 45 minutes’ drive from DeHoek. Tours depart every 30 minutes.
Open: Monday – Sunday
06:30 – 16:00 in Summer
07:00 – 13:00 in Winter
Cost: R595 p.p.
Maropeng Centre – Cradle of Humankind
Visit the birthplace of humanity boasting a world class underground attraction, a hominoid exhibition and see the excavation site that unearthed Mrs. Ples. 25 minutes’ drive from De Hoek.
Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00 until 17:00
Cost: From R165 p.p.
Rhino and Lion Park
The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned game reserve, covering approximately 1 200 ha on the typical Highveld of Gauteng. It has several successful breeding programs for endangered animals as well as a vulture restaurant and houses over 650 head of game. Whilst on a game drive in the park sighting of species such as White Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, Tiger, White Lion, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Bison, Giraffe will satisfy even the most avid game viewer. 35 minutes’ from DeHoek.
Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 08:00 until 16:00
Cost: From R160 p.p.
Saddle Creek Ranch
The ranch offers horseback riding with a difference nestled in the Hekpoort Valley in the foothills of the magnificent Magaliesburg Mountains. 18 minutes’ drive from DeHoek.
Open: Monday- Sunday 09:30 until 16:30.
Cost: From R200 p.p. for 30 minutes.
Sterkfontein Caves – Cradle of Humankind
Famous for fossil discoveries. Boasts restaurant, hominoid exhibition and a wooden walkway to the area where Mrs. Ples was discovered! The Sterkfontein online exhibition guide complements the displays in the visitor centre at the Sterkfontein Caves.