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.
Young inspired matriculants who would like to learn the art of professional cooking, can now learn their trade in the heart of the country at De Hoek Country Hotel, under the guidance of our Head Chef.
The training is over a period of 3 years, in the constant pressure of a high performing kitchen such as ours, producing the high standards of cuisine that the kitchen is well known for.
A full CV is required after receiving a matric exemption.
BEE Status + Tax Clearance
De Hoek’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) aim is to make a meaningful contribution to the socio-economic transformation of our society in the Small Enterprise Tourism Sector.
We are proud to announce that we are making strides in Employment Equity, Preferential Procurement and Socio-Economic Development.
Awards & Accolades
Provincial Finalist Lilizela – For Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award 2017
Provincial Winner Lilizela – Country House Category – Accommodation Award 2017
National Finalist Lilizela – Country House Category – Accommodation Award 2017
Restaurant Association of SA – Best Country Hotel Restaurant Award for 2017
Tripadvisor – Top 25 Hotels in South Africa 2017
Tripadvisor – Top 25 Hotels in South Africa 2016
American Express Fine Dining – 2014, 2015, 2016
Diners Club International Wine List Platinum Award 2016
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2016
RASA Rosetta Service Excellence Award 2017