Facilities: Steynshoop Valley Lodge

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Activities on the Steynshoop estate include:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming (2 pools)
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Tennis (all-weather flood-lit court)
  • Billiards (full-size table)
  • Bird Watching
  • Braai and outside seating (gazebo) facilities

The dams adjoining the main homestead have domesticated geese and ducks, visiting wildfowl, terrapins and bream.

 

The immediately neighbouring Steynshoop Mountain Lodge, is situated within the Magaliesberg Natural Area and extends to the top of the range. It is full of natural bush vegetation, including thousands of wild protea trees, and has extensive natural game including bushbuck, nyala, mountain reedbuck, baboons, monkeys, kudu, warthog and leopard:

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

Guests at Steynshoop Valley Lodge may hike over the Styenshoop Mountain Lodge property which includes almost a kilometere of the mountain range and the Mountain Lodge estate has an extensive natural bush and indigenous forest walks. 

By prior arrangement longer hikes with a guide provided by the Lodge may be made over the extensive adjoining properties owned by the Mountain Club of South Africa, which includes famous sites such as the Castle Gorge.

  

Nearby attractions include:

  • Hartebeespoort dam
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Sterkfontein caves/cradle of humankind
  • Pilansberg game reserve (including the Big 5)
  • Sun/Lost City
  • Cheetah reserve
  • Elephant sanctuary