Steynshoop Valley Lodge
"The Cape in Gauteng"
Steynshoop Valley Lodge is a luxury, child friendly, self-catering lodge, beautifully situated on an elevated site in the scenic Magaliesberg valley, near Hekpoort. It has superb views of the magnificent mountain range and of the valley.
This unique lodge, an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, falls within a world heritage site.
There is an attractive homestead and a surrounding quadrangle of buildings which includes a walled kitchen garden and an antique Cape-style fowl run. The homestead has several large, safety fenced, adjoining water features and the overall ambience is of an early Transvaal farmstead, in keeping with the history of the estate.
The homestead has 5 bedrooms all en-suite. The 5 adjoining cottage units each has one bedroom. Three of the units have additional daybeds for children.
There are numerous sporting and recreation such as an all-weather floodlit tennis court, an "infinity", safety fenced, swimming pool and a full-size billiard room. Additionally there are volleyball, badminton and croquet facilities. There is a sports/entertainment area with an additional swimming pool, braai facilities and three thatched gazebos with large tables and benches/chairs.
It is ideal for individual and small group getaways, conferences and retreats, with a natural, peaceful and refreshing ambience.
The estate includes a 50-acre forest and borders the proclaimed Magaliesberg Nature Reserve, which has abundant natural bush and game.
The immediately adjoining Steynshoop Mountain Lodge, which is under common ownership with Steynshoop Valley Lodge, includes a portion of the Nature Reserve and has almost a kilometre of the mountain range above Steynshoop Valley Lodge. It has extensive wild game, thousands of natural protea trees and large areas of indegenous forest with magnificent trees and walks..
Guests at Steynshoop Valley Lodge may hike on the trail at the Mountain Lodge. By prior arrangement and accompanied by a guide from Steynshoop Mountain Lodge, they may take longer hikes over the adjoining extensive properties owned by the Mountain Club of South Africa, which include famous sites such as Castle Gorge (where there is a perennial waterfall )
Birdlife is extensive. There are frequent sightings of eagles and vultures from a nearby cliff colony and guests can hear jackal and hyena cries, baboon barks and other sounds of the surrounding wildlife.
Further accommodation and facilities are available for larger groups at the immediately adjoining Steynshoop Mountain Lodge, described on this website.