The Mountain Country House (3 stars)

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

Mountain Country House, Hartbeespoort

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Description:

The Mountain Country House is situated on one of the prime sites in the environs of Johannesburg and Pretoria on a hill overlooking a valley with a spectacular view of the Magaliesburg mountains. It is hard to believe that only 40 minutes drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria one finds a place of such peace and tranquillity surrounded by unspoilt indigenous bush. One is struck by the silence, no traffic noise, only the occasional bark of a baboon or the call of a jackal at night.

The unique architecture of the main house, studio and gallery surrounding a central courtyard was designed and built by the late sculptor Michael Fleischer and has been featured in several architectural magazines. The family members running the guest house are artists and their works are exhibited in the gallery attached to the house. The Mountain Country House is situated 40 minutes north of Monte Casino near the Hartbeespoort Dam, close to Lanseria Airport and on the way to Sun City and the excellent Pilansberg Game Reserve.


Accommodation:
Studio
The studio unit, so called because it has been converted from an artist’s studio, has a very special atmosphere. Enjoy the king size 4-poster bed made up with pure cotton sheets. Take a bath in the fabulous bathroom with the double doors wide open looking onto a completely private kopje. Lounge on the deck and enjoy the great views of unspoilt country. The unit is self catering, has a fully equipped open plan kitchen and is completely secluded and private.

Cottage
The self-catering cottage (which does have electricity) in the courtyard, detached from the main house and completely private has a 4-poster double bed and sleeps 2 people. A sitting room, with fully equipped kitchen and wood burning stove for our cold winter highveld nights, opens onto a private patio with a magnificent view.

Bed & Breakfast Suite
The Bed & Breakfast Suite is in the main house and has a magnificent view over the valley and mountains.


Attractions:
We are a part of the World Heritage Site known as the Cradle of Humankind which has been described as the anthropological treasure house of the world. This is where it all started and where you can experience some of the wonders of our heritage from the Sterkfontein Caves and the home of Mrs. Ples to nature reserves and bird watching.

There are wonderful walks, horse trails, a Human Origins Tour, crafts and arts to be explored on the Crocodile Ramble. And for those who just want to relax and unwind a host of superb restaurants.


Accreditations:

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

gps co-ordinates

25° 51' 24.33" S
27° 50' 56.77" E