Stone Hounds Country Lodge invites you to come and experience tranquility and serenity as only the African veld can offer. Most resorts cannot offer the privacy and exclusivity you will find here at Stone Hounds Lodge. Absolutely ideal for small groups who need privacy whilst entertaining and socialising with friends, family, colleagues, guests or co-members.
MOST POPULAR FOR:
Birthday and other parties
Club break-away weekends
Corporate Function & Conference Venue
Workshops & Training Venue
Accommodation for up to 22 overnight guests
NOTES TO GUESTS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Guests should please contact us prior to arrival to give us an estimate time of arrival and to book optional breakfasts and dinners in advance. Furthermore, we kindly request that you give us a call upon arriving at the main gate to obtain the security access code from us and to give us time to walk down to meet you at the lodge entrance.
Call Danie on 082 555 4233 or Leila on 076 684 5148
Upon arriving at the main gate
As there are dogs, cattle, sheep, rabbits and other animal species on the farm, kindly adhere to the strict speed limit of 20 km/h.
Drive straight pass the thatch houses, staff quarters and old horse stables (now dog kennels). Passing the stables on your left, the road will become a dirt road. Just carry on slowly, keep right around the “circle”. Follow the road and pass through the green, pitch roof entrance. Please park at the shade nets on your left where you will be welcomed personally.
Red arrows indicate the above directions.
Check in and Check out times
Check in: From 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Check out time strictly 10.00 AM.
NO check in allowed after 8:00 PM on the day of arrival if not specifically pre-arranged with us.
Late check out will be charged at R50.00 per person per hour.
Please remember to leave your room key in the door upon departure.
Rooms & Meals
All rooms have a mini fridge and kettle in room (morning coffee, tea, creamer and sugar are provided). Linen and towels are also provided.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT A FULL SELF-CATERING ESTABLISHMENT. Rooms are NOT equipped for cooking or preparing meals. Only guests that book the whole lodge for a groups’ exclusive use may use the lodge kitchen, as we need the kitchen to cater for sit-down guests ordering meals from us.
Dinners, lunches and breakfasts can be pre-arranged with our caterer before arrival. However, you are welcome to bring along pre-prepared food or use the communal braai area (please bring your own cutlery, crockery, cooler box with ice and wood/charcoal). Guests are also advised to bring along their own drinks as we do not have a cash bar.
We offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city life and therefore our main activity is RELAXING!
Hiking on the larger farm (3, 6 or 9km route).
Outdoor swimming pool (not heated). We kindly bring it under your attention that our pool is painted with a dark colour and therefore cannot appear sparkling blue although the water is very clean. Please bring your own towels for use at the pool.
Pool table and dart board in the bar area, where guests can relax and supply their own drinks of choice.
No televisions or Wi-Fi (so bring your laptop and flash drive). Important sporting events can be viewed at Kearney’s Pizza Bars’ Big Screen which is 22 km from the lodge and a mere 15 minute drive.
Although we cannot offer you game drives, spa treatments, etc. on the premises, there are pretty amazing activities and places to visit in the surrounding area. The lodge is centrally located and the ideal base to multiple attractions and activities in the Magaliesburg / Hartbeespoort dam area ... from tempered to the extreme. Here we list but a few:
- The Upside Down House
- Game viewing and quad biking @ Segwati
- Horseback riding, paintball, river rafting or tubing, quad biking and archery @ Ground Zero Adventures
- Rafting @ Paddle Power
- Archery @ Arrow Rest
- Clay pigeon shooting @ Waterhaven
- Ziplining @ Amazingwe
- Balloon Safaris @ Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris
- Sterkfontein Caves
- Cradle of Human Kind / Maropeng
- Lion and Rhino Park
- Elephant Sanctuary
- Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre
- Monkeyland and Primate Sanctuary
- Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park
- Harties Cableway
- Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij
- Hiking, Abseiling @ Africa Land
General guest rules
The majority of guests' reason for visiting Stone Hounds Lodge is to escape the noise of city life & to unwind in a quiet and peaceful nature environment. A perfect romantic breakaway. The farm and lodge is also home to various animal species including domesticated animals. We therefore have a "guest and animal consideration" policy regarding music and general noise. For this reason we respectfully request guests not to play music in the communal areas outside of the rooms or outside at the pool/bar area. However, guests booking the whole lodge for a group function are welcome to play music inside the bar/dining area. As the lodge is situated on a larger farm, we do consider our neighbours and request that the volume be reasonable and only very soft music after midnight.
Any damage to property, breakages or losses will be for your account and strictly payable not later than 7 days after departure.
No animals are allowed without prior consent from lodge management.
No shop on premises – closest convenient stores 16 km toward Krugersdorp, 20 km to Broederstroom and 22 km to the closest Spar (close to Pecanwood Estate).