Press Releases


De Hoek wins 2018 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

June 27, 2018

Magaliesburg, South Africa, January 2018 – De Hoek Country Hotel today announced it has been recognised as a winner in the Top 25 Hotels in South Africa category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, ranking 18th out of 25. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and... Read More

The Baton of Ownership Passes at De Hoek

April 27, 2018

Johann and Emma Redelinghuys and their family, the original founders of this award winning, elegant, Magaliesburg Country House Hotel, have sold the business to Isaac and Khumo Shongwe who now become the sole owners. Isaac is the founder and Chairman of Letsema Holdings – a ‘buy and hold’ investment Company- in which he founded Letsema... Read More

Exciting New Executive Chef Appointed

March 27, 2018

De Hoek Country Hotel, a luxury award-winning privately owned country hotel in Magaliesburg, is delighted to announce Jacques Swart as their new Executive Chef. Jacques Swart is a highly experienced and talented young Chef, dedicated to producing World-Class Cuisine, using the finest seasonal produce that can be sourced in the local area. Jacques believes in... Read More

Making a difference, one bread tag at a time!

November 27, 2017

De Hoek Country Hotel launched the Bread tags-for-Wheelchairs campaign earlier this year and have been inundated with residents from all over South Africa who wants to contribute to the cause. One such resident is Kaylee Jones, a 19 year old young lady from Duxberry in Sandton. This young lady has raised funds from her local... Read More

De Hoek Country Hotel announces the launch of their brand new wedding offering into the market.

August 27, 2017

De Hoek Country Hotel, exclusive and intimate wedding venue in the magical Magaliesberg is re-launching a massive drive to promote their new wedding offering to the upmarket bride who wants a unique wedding venue that can tailor-make her day. De Hoek is exhibiting the famous gardens, offering and full venue on Women’s Day, Wednesday the... Read More

De Hoek wins Best Country Hotel Restaurant at the Annual Rosetta Awards

August 27, 2017

The 12th Annual Rosetta Awards was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton. CEO, Wendy Alberts hosted a spectacular affair with Coca Cola as the headline sponsor for the Restaurant Industry, gathering them all together to find out who had managed to snatch the top awards of the evening. There are a number... Read More

The De Hoek launches a honeymoon with White Pearl Resorts

August 27, 2017

De Hoek Country Hotel, the 5-star country hotel, cradled in the serene countryside of the Magaliesburg, only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, launches a R65 000 Win a honeymoon competition for brides to be! Yes, you read that right! De Hoek Country Hotel is giving you the chance to win the prize of... Read More

New appointments at De Hoek

January 31, 2017

There have been a number of new appointments at De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg. Gavin Ferreira has been named as the new General Manager, while Khulule Mkhabela has been appointed as Sales Manager. Ferreira started his career in the hospitality industry in 2001 and has held several luxury hotel management positions, including most recently... Read More

De Hoek Country Hotel,a quintessential destination in Magaliesberg

January 30, 2017

It has been 6 years since I last crossed this bridge, that leads visitors to the main reception area The weight limit is 3 tons…not a problem for guests when they arrive. But after the food on offer, they might have a problem leaving. For more about the food: The crown on the room key... Read More

Gavin Ferreira joins De Hoek as GM

January 30, 2017

Gavin Ferreira recently took on the role of General Manager at the De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg, just outside of Johannesburg. He moves upcountry from the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, taking over the reins from Michael Holenstein who recently sold his shares to Isaac and Khumo Shongwe as he was appointed to the... Read More

Gavin Ferreira to manage De Hoek Country Hotel

January 26, 2017

De Hoek Country Hotel has appointed Gavin Ferreira as its new general manager. Ferreira’s managerial expertise comes from years of experience working in the luxury hospitality industry in South Africa and abroad. Ferreira commenced his career in hospitality at the Fairy Knowe Hotel and Resort in Wilderness after which he moved to the United Kingdom.... Read More

De Hoek Country Hotel beefs up management team

January 25, 2017

Magaliesburg, Gauteng – De Hoek Country Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Ferreira to the position of General Manager and Khulile Mkhabela as Sales Manager. Gavin Ferreira, started his career in the hospitality industry in 2001, and has held several luxury Hotel management positions including most recently Deputy General Manager of The... Read More