A charming historic guest house and restaurant at Die Ou Pastorie

Die Ou Pastorie

Situated on the edge of The Cradle of Mankind, in Hartbeespoort, with views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, Die Ou Pastorie was built in 1880. 

This beautiful old property, steeped in history, is a perfect venue to host weddings, live music performances, celebrations and corporate events.

The restaurant and guest house are wheel chair accessible and offer a swimming pool, secure parking, Wi-Fi and a fully licensed bar.

The Restaurant

Open for breakfast and lunch from Thursday to Saturday, and a special breakfast and lunch a la Carte menu on Sundays, the restaurant serves country cuisine at its best.

On special days or public holidays, they are open by reservation only.

Offering a range of quiet private areas for small events, and a large covered area for family functions and celebrations, guests can dine in the delightful garden under the trees or in the cosy dining room next to the fire.

The Deli

The most popular meals and desserts from the restaurant menu have been adapted at the Deli to be taken and enjoyed at home. These include pies, curries, boboti, malva pudding, and many more.  Jam, preserves, and their unique creamed nougat-in-a-jar, with flavours of salted caramel, Swiss chocolate, Amarula nut brittle, also make great gifts.

The Guest House

Eight spacious ensuite garden rooms have their own private balcony and views of the Magaliesberg.  Each room features a king size bed, air conditioning, a seating area, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, and a flat screen TV.  Breakfast is included, and dinner may be arranged to enjoy in your room.

Weddings and Corporate Events

Die Ou Pastorie is a perfect spot to host a wedding or conference for up to eighty guests.  All the necessary equipment and services are included – sound, stage, microphones, lights and a high-powered generator to cope with any load shedding.

Along with their efficient and dedicated team and their precise attention to detail, Die Ou Pastorie will create a memorable occasion just for you.

In addition, Die Ou Pastorie Deli offers gifting packages which can be tailor made for corporate gifts or wedding favours.

Die Ou Pastorie Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 071 328 6102 or 082 460 7310 or email info@dieoupastorie.com

 Die Ou Pastorie may be found at 556 R560, Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort.  Find them on Google Maps.

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