Steynshoop Mountain Lodge  Verified Listing

Hekpoort Magaliesburg Gauteng South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
Based on 6 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 23 Aug. 2009

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Pool Table
Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Breakfast included
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Shared lounge/TV area
Tennis Court
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Outdoor furniture
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Conference Facility
Fire extinguishers
Communal Swimming Pool
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Discover Tranquility at Steynshoop - Spending time together in a beautiful setting is refreshing and relaxing.

Steynshoop Mountain Lodge is a luxury country hotel nestled in a game farm on the mountain with an “Out of Africa” feel. Almost next door, Steynshoop Valley Lodge is a self-catering lodge for those who prefer to prepare their own meals. Valley Lodge is like the “Cape in Gauteng” and is home to the beautiful Steynshoop Wedding Venue.

People come to Steynshoop to connect with friends and family; to celebrate their wedding: enjoy a romantic getaway or re-connect with old friends. Colleagues gather to plan and overcome challenges.

You too can discover Steynshoop

In Room Facilities:

The Manor House is the original main house at Steynshoop and has scenic views, through large sliding doors, over the pool and dams and down the valley. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room with sliding doors onto the terrace and pool, a separate dining room overlooking the valley and the range, a fountain courtyard, an upstairs gallery and a terrace overlooking the quad.

The sitting room has satellite TV and DVD player. There is a separate thatched gazebo with a large entertainment table and chairs, next to the pool.

The bedrooms include the following:

Room One - large double bedroom (king size double bed) with sliding doors onto patio overlooking the Magaliesberg range. Large en-suite bathroom (bath plus shower) with enclosed garden courtyard and private outside shower.
Room Two - large double bedroom (queen size double bed) with double height ceiling, fireplace and sliding doors with views over the water garden and range. En-suite bathroom (bath plus shower) with enclosed courtyard and private outside shower.
Room Three - double bedroom (king size double bed) on upper level with superb views down valley and small balcony overlooking pool and dams. Large en-suite bathroom (bath only) overlooking the range.
Room Four - double bedroom (antique brass/enamel double bed) overlooking quad with small en-suite (shower only) bathroom.
Room Five - double bedroom (antique brass/enamel double bed) on upper level under thatch with views up to range. Enclosed en-suite bathroom (bath plus shower).


Guests intending to use The Homestead must be aware that this is not a resort, but is the private, luxury lodge of the owner Steynshoop. As such, it has some expensive antique furnishings and other items such as a full-sized billiards table and gym equipment, which can be easily damaged if not used carefully. The carpets and furniture upholstery are white (or light coloured) and can easily be damaged, or require replacement, through careless use, such as red wine spills. The Homestead is therefore not suitable for guests with several young children, or for any form of rowdiness.

Parties or celebrations involving a lot of noise and/or late hours, which could disturb other guests in the adjoining cottages/suites at Steynshoop, are also not permitted. The Homestead's swimming pool is reserved for its guests but the adjoining (separate) billiards room is to be available for shared use with other guests using the Valley Suite and the Cottages, at Steynshoop, and guests booking The Homestead must be aware of this and treat other guests at Steynshoop with consideration in this regard.

The Arbour Cottage:
This charming self-contained small cottage is situated close to the Manor House, in a high position in the quadrangle, overlooking its garden.
The unit has its own full kitchen (fridge, oven, plates, ice-maker, microwave, etc.) and well-equipped bathroom (bath, shower and two basins).

Sleeping area with queen-size double bed. Walled outside shower area.
Sitting/dining room, with flat-screen TV, DSTV and DVD player. Interesting Balinese furniture and prints. Patio sitting area, with garden table and chairs, braai. Further sitting area overlooking the mountain and the arbour, to the rear of the cottage.

The Gatehouse Cottages
These two adjoining, but self-contained double - storey cottages, are very close to the lodge's extensive sporting facilities (tennis court, swimming pool, etc) and its guest braai / gazebo complex.

The two double-storey self-contained cottages are situated at the base of the quad, overlooking the homestead and the mountain behind it.
Upper level double bedroom (with two single beds, apart) with doors onto balcony with superb views over the quad and the mountain range.Upper level en-suite bathroom (with bath plus shower). Lower level sitting/dining room with in-cupboard kitchenette, fridge, two-plate mini stove/oven, ice-maker and microwave oven.

Weber braai. Flat-screen TV, DSTV and DVD Player. One of the cottages (5A) has a small enclosed (walled) garden and an outside shower. Both cottages have in their ground floor sitting rooms a double sleeper/couch, suitable for occasional use by children.

The Corner Cottage
This charming self-contained cottage is full of character and a favourite with guests who stay at Steynshoop Valley Lodge. Separate self-catering unit with gallery-style bedroom on an open mezzanine level (queen size double bed).

Lower level bathroom, with bath plus shower, and adjoining enclosed courtyard with outside shower. Ground floor sitting/dining room and self-contained full kitchen, with fridge, stove, ice maker and microwave oven.

Flat Screen TV, DSTV and DVD player. There is a double sleeper/couch, suitable for occasional use by children, as well as a cot. Small adjoining walled garden with outside table and chairs and Weber braai.

The Valley Suite
This is Steyshoop Valley Lodge's premier suite - the equivalent of a "honeymoon suite".It is superbly spacious and luxurious, with a magnificent four-posted bed and a bathroom that one guest refered to as "the ballroom bathroom".

Certain guests return again and again to use this suite which has become almost a second home for them. Large bedroom with king-size four-poster double bed, fireplace, sofa, antique breakfast table and chairs. Two double slider doors, with magnificent valley views. Fan/air-conditioner unit.

Very substantial bathroom suite and dressing area, once jokingly referred to as "the ballroom bathroom" (large oval bath, large shower, two hand basins, twin wardrobes, occasional Bali sofa-bench), leading onto walled private outside shower facility. Large sitting room with fireplace, two double slider doors, superb views of the Magaliesberg Valley, patio and adjoining small enclosed (walled) garden. This room has two sofas, a coffee table, DSTV flat-screen TV, and DVD player, dining area and table, and an in-cupboard kitchenette, with fridge, two-plate mini stove/oven, microwave oven, ice maker and fan/air-conditioner unit. Guests using this suite frequently arrange to have meals at the immediately adjoining Steynshoop Mountain Lodge.

Area Information:

Many of our guests comment that it has a uniquely “Out of Africa” feel. It is an exclusive and intimate guest lodge with understated, elegant interiors. The lodge, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, falls within a world heritage site.

Guests have access to a kilometre of the magnificent mountain range on the estate, for walks and hiking.

The entire estate is situated within the proclaimed Magaliesberg Nature Reserve. It is full of natural bush vegetation, including thousands of wild protea trees, and has extensive natural game including bushbuck, nyala, zebra, impala, blesbuck, steenbuck, duiker, mountain reedbuck, warthogs, baboons, monkeys and leopard.

Birdlife is extensive. There are frequent sightings of eagles and vultures from a nearby cliff colony. Jackal and hyena cries, baboon barks and sounds of the surrounding wildlife are prolific.

Steynshoop Mountain Lodge and Game Farm provides the ideal break from city life and stress - drift off to the sounds of the African bush and awaken to a chorus of birds. Enjoy a quiet drink and look out for the game coming to drink at the waterhole, overlooked by the gazebo. Watch our ranging troop of baboons play on the lawns next to the waterhole. If you wish to discover totally private tranquillity with superior service Steynshoop Mountain Lodge is a rare find.

Property Facilities:

* Swimming pool.
* Wi-Fi
* Conference facilities
* Weddings


* Mountain Sanctuary Park
* Cradle of Human Kind - Museum
* Magalies Canopy Tour
* John Nash Nature Reserve
* Lanseria International Airport
* Wonderboom Airport
* O.R. Tambo International Airport


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Still Shoots, Wedding
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Penny de Vries
20 December 2020

We stayed in Gatehouse cottage. Such picturesque, thatched cottages all around a square filled with rose bushes. And behind it a mountain. It’s a tranquil place and we enjoyed it. The road is very rutted on the way there which the rain this year probably didn’t help.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Minah Mkhavele
06 September 2020

I had an amazing experience whilst here last year on the 29th to 31st August 2019.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
tracy wood
02 May 2019


Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicola Sewry
27 March 2019

Wonderful weekend getaway. Great spot against the mountains, with lots of animals to surround you and a general relaxing feeling, will be back!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gavin Opie
01 February 2018

Wonderful setting, incredible meals and Pieter and staff were amazing. A perfect little break from the city. Next time we will go for longer.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cindy Came South Africa
01 April 2010

Kashan Country House was superb. The food was excellent, the room cosy and well appointed and Johan and his partner went out of their way to make our stay special. A run-in with an Egyptian cobra on top of the mountain while hiking will be a topic of conversation for years to come.
We will definitely be back soon!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
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About the Host

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Hekpoort Reviews

02 September 2019

The quietness of the bush veld and a break from the busy city life.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Maria Ndlala
08 January 2019

Hiking and explore new adventures and learning the differences between city life...

Superb. 5 out of 5