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March 25, 2013

De Kuilen Country House

De Kuilen Country House

An Evocation of 18th Century Cape Dutch elegance and hospitality – a stone’s throw away from Sandton’s business and shopping districts.

Minutes away from Sandton City, and even less from Fourways Mall, lies an unexpectedly beautiful recreation of an 18th century Cape Dutch homestead in an “island” of green tranquility. Set in 3 acres of countryside, and lovingly filled with treasured family heirlooms and magnificent antiques, it is a place of peace and pampering.

de Kuilen combines the warmth and graciousness of traditional Cape Dutch hospitality with all modern comforts in one of Johannesburg’s most convenient northern suburbs – perfectly positioned for a peaceful setting and a spacious venue for relaxation. Your hosts offer you a warm welcome with security, privacy and tranquility.

Guests may choose from our large and charmingly appointed cottages: Birdsong Cottage, Pomegranate Cottage, and Arum Lily Cottage – all self-contained and tranquil, set in their own gardens, fragrant with roses and herbs. You may also choose to have breakfast served on your own private garden verandah, or in the rose-filled courtyard of the main house. For other meals you may wish to take advantage of the excellent self-catering facilities. Perhaps indulge yourself with a memorable gourmet dinner, provencal in feeling, preceded by conversation by the fire in Winter, and in Summer, drinks in an alfresco ambience.

All cottages accommodate two guests but some can be made inter-leading. All have private entrances and offer you a holiday you will remember for the beauty of your surroundings and the calm, courteous, caring hospitality.

de Kuilen is a romantically beautiful wedding venue and honeymoon destination, too…..

Especially for Golfers:

Whether you are looking for a weekend of unrivalled golf, playing some of the finest locations in South Africa or simply the experience of a South African course, de Kuilen is perfectly located to get to a variety of the best clubs all within half an hour’s drive. The Bryanston Country Club, Dainfern Golf Club and The Johannesburg Country Club are 3 of the 5-star courses just around the corner from de Kuilen. We will happily book your tee-off time and arrange transport there and back on your behalf. If you have not played in Johannesburg before, you will be amazed at the quality of the courses and the value for money. We can book a day or a week’s worth of golf for you, and pay deposits where required!

Facilities for Small Conferences:

We offer our exquisite venue for small, special conferences – roaring log fires in every room in winter, gourmet food prepared by a French-trained chef, a wonderful escape within 20 minutes of Sandton City. The 3-acre garden is filled with the sound of birds and splashing fountains, scented by 1000 red roses and immaculate green lawns, with charming traditional architecture and 6 luxury suites at this 5 star graded Guest house, on the edge of Sandton in Fourways.

Authentic African Artwork – collectibles, resources and guides:

At de Kuilen you will discover some beautiful, authentic African art on display – beautiful pieces for your appreciation, collected over the years from different regions in Africa. We have a collection of reference books, photographic journals and artworks available for our guests to peruse and enjoy. Shopping tours can be arranged, with advice and info on the best places to acquire some of your own authentic African art.


 The highlight of any stay at de Kuilen must be the four-course gourmet dinner.
 CHILDREN ARE WELCOME in all the cottages and inter-leading cottages, where your own private dining table is available. We cater for children of all ages at a reduced rate up to 9 years old.
 ON-SITE: BEAUTICIAN trained in slimming treatments, facials, aromatherapy and massage: in your suite by appointment. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
 NEARBY: Malls and shopping centers, award winning restaurants, fitness center with indoor pool, golf courses and driving ranges, horse riding, and complimentary gym passes.
 Small conferences: our establishment is the perfect venue for your small conference or meeting – only 20 minutes from Sandton, but with a far-from-it-all atmosphere.
 Satellite TV, video/C.D. player, digital bedroom safe, hairdryer, fluffy white towelling gowns and slippers – no disturbances.
 Kettle, hospitality tray, coffee machine, microwave available for each suite. ‘Starter’ provisions (on request), selection of teas and coffees, and Belgian chocolates. There is a mini-bar fridge in each suite, fresh fruit and flowers in abundance.
 Self-catering: Arum Lily and Birdsong Cottages have full kitchens if required.
 Free Wi-Fi access in all suites.
 Laundry and pressing service.
 Car and shoe cleaning. Dry Cleaning drop-off and collect.
 Safe covered parking on the property with excellent security.
 Airport transfers and car hire arranged.
 Reductions made for long stays where possible.
 On parle francais ici. Some of us also speak German.

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