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Welcome to Our Guest House

As a guests of Die Ou Pastorie you will be accommodated in one of our  eight individually appointed garden suites, all with views of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Each suite follows a unique theme, with funky, mismatching light fittings, materials and décor providing an eccentric yet welcoming ambience.

All  our rooms are spacious and en suite with private balconies, and embody both the serenity and vibrancy of Die Ou Pastorie. Each room has air conditioning and DSTV (Limited Bouquet), and hairdryers are available on request. The rooms all have easy access to the well-established gardens and large swimming pool with splendid rock feature and greenery.

family room
accommodation Hartebeespoort

Rates

One Night Stay

Two Night Stay

One Night Stay - Per Person Sharing

R 795

One Night Stay - Single Room

R 995

Two Night Stay - Per Person Sharing

R 725

Two Night Stay - Single Room

R 895
  • Children under 12 – R 395 Children should be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times. Please ensure sleeping arrangements are made at the time of making the booking. Children under 3 – No charge

Rates Include

  • Accommodation in luxury en-suite rooms with either twin beds or king-size beds
  • Breakfast
  • VAT

Rates Exclude

  • Drinks, meals in our restaurant unless where specified
  • Items of a personal nature

Restaurant

  • Other than for breakfasts included, our restaurant is open for lunches Tuesdays to Sundays, and dinner and dinners Wednesdays to Saturdays. It is necessary to make a reservation in advance.

Booking Conditions

  • Accommodation is subject to availability
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation on presentation of invoice
  • Payment in full on arrival
  • Minimum 2 night stay over long weekends
  • Check-in 14h00 [late check-in by arrangement no later than 22h00]

Booking and Availability

Activities

History of Die Ou Pastorie

Die Ou Pastorie in Skeerpoort was originally built as parsonage for the Dominee (Reverend) of the Dutch Reformed Church on the other side of the “bo-voor” (upper furrow of the lei-water).

1884 – 1885

The foundations for “Die Ou Pastorie” were laid in 1884/5. During this time Skeerpoort was a flourishing farming community, and the parsonage was a building of status – with well built foundations, wooden floors and ceilings as well as sash windows. Architecturally, the “Pastorie” was built in what was later identified as the “ZAR style” with fewer embellishments than the “Victorian Style” – so popular with English colonialists at the time. In contrast; these official buildings of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) were fairly simple and stark, but well adapted to the Transvaal climate and lifestyle although many materials, like corrugated iron, doors, windows, as well as floor and ceiling boards were imported by ship, rail and ox wagon via Durban.

Most of these items are still in good shape in this building, though some repair has understandably been done after more than a hundred years of service as parsonage, police station, private residence and more recently restaurant and guest-house.

1899 – 1902

Much of the know history in the early years revolves around the Anglo-Boer wars, in particular the Second war (1899 – 1902) and there are many relics and battle sites in the Magaliesberg mountains.

Skeerpoort was so named as it was the place where men on horseback or in ox wagon heading for Pretoria would shave and wash in the river, before the last part of their journey.

An interesting feature in the garden is a 200 year-old wild olive tree – a tree which was already established when the Boer/British wars occupied the valley, and must have provided shade for wild animals, horses, oxen and many people during its existence.

In the south-east corner of the property there is a small rondawel. This remains cool even on the hottest summer day and was used as a storeroom for dairy products. Near this is an old red brick structure which was built as a manger for horses – a reminder of a slower pace of life.

1838 – 1948

Between the years 1938 – 1948 Die Ou Pastorie became a police station. The site was ideal with plenty of grazing and drinking water from the furrow for the horses of the then mounted police.

Skeerpoort was at that time the hub of economic activity with a railway station, school, church, post office and store.

In 1948 the old police station at Skeerpoort reverted to private hands, and has the protection of SAHRA (South African Heritage Resources Agency).

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