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Property Profile: De Hoek Country Hotel

Operated by Mantis, De Hoek Country Hotel is a luxury 5-star boutique hotel located in Magaliesburg , Gauteng South Africa, an hour out of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and surrounded by the Magalies river, mature trees and delightful birdlife. The original house was built 22 years ago, it has a special charm and ambience, created by beautiful sandstone architecture and elegant, classically designed interiors.

De Hoek was designed for Johann and Andre Redelinghuys, whose grandfather was one of the original settlers in the Magaliesburg valley. The spirit of the family and the environment that the location was situated in, held the key to the first development. A traditional design using the H plan of old Cape homesteads, tin roofs and stone walls of the Karoo and Free State homes of old, were implemented into the building.

16 Beautifully appointed Superior Suites grace the West gardens, lying close to the river, and 12 new contemporary Superior Suites grace the East, looking out onto the mountain. Interspersed, lie the Main House with magnificent hall, mahogany table and brass chandeliers and the gorgeous Conservatory restaurant. The Garden Pavilion stands proud and the imposing Stonebridge House with the modern, glass enclosed Bridge Bistro restaurant, faces the mountain and bridge.

More information: www.mantiscollection.com/property/de-hoek-country-hotel/

About Mantis

Mantis Hotels, EcoEscapes & Lifestyle Resorts offers travellers exceptional properties and authentic experiences across the globe. From beach, bush and city hospitality and spa’s, to experience packages like no other – Mantis has it all – and more.

Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, 5-star properties located around the World, across all seven continents. Its specialist areas include Boutique Hotels, Game Reserves, Eco Lodges, Ski Lodges, Chalets and Boutique Cruises, offering in-the-know travellers the most exceptional properties and authentic experiences imaginable.

Each of the diverse, handpicked properties represents the finest example of its kind and celebrates the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found. Whilst every property is unique, being part of the collection ensures that the quality of the facilities, service and overall experience is consistently 5-star and guests can always expect personal, friendly service.

Officially founded by entrepreneur and hotelier Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration, and each property is sensitive to its surroundings in respect of the building, environment and local community. The entrepreneurial spirit of the family underpins that of the group, allowing them to be dynamic in the growth of the portfolio, and to respond quickly to consumer demand.

In 2013, Mantis launched Mantis eXtreme, which offers an online collection of authentic, once-in-a-lifetime encounters and experiences worldwide, often paired with product from their field of expertise – five star, handpicked properties. Experiences include: Wilderness camps in the great Niassa at Lugenda Wilderness Camp, Mozambique; Bear Grylls Survival Academy, U.K., USA, Africa; Parabolic flights with Space Affairs, Europe; Rhino Encounters with Dr. Will Fowlds, South Africa; Midnight Golf, Bjorkliden, Sweden and Great Bear Tours, Canada.

Mantis and Mantis eXtreme offer member properties the ideal sales, marketing and management solution for their boutique business to ensure successful growth and drive long term brand development. The company also offers consultancy services in other disciplines including conservation, education and hotel development.

Special Auction Promotion for October 2015:

Tourism Tattler in association with Mantis and BidorBuy.co.za is auctioning a voucher for a two nights stay, for two people sharing a superior suite based on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. This voucher is valid to 30 June 2016 and cannot be used over long weekends, special days and public holidays. The total value of the voucher is: R9,876-00.

To place your bid, click onto this link: www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/3147611/TourismTattler