About Stone Hill
Are you in need of a warm and relaxed getaway in the country? Within an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, nestled in the hills of the Magaliesberg, on a private mountain bushveld farm, with stunning views, is Stone Hill
Perched high above the distant village of Magaliesburg, we offer eight top class, fully equipped luxurious self-catering timber cottages, accommodating from two to eight guests each. All have open plan lounges with log fireplaces, fully fitted kitchens, bedrooms and full bathrooms. Each is individually fenced for pets and each has a large verandah and braai area. Stone Hill is going “Green”. We have started installing solar geysers and have re-cycling rubbish units in each cottage.
All the cottages are separate and private and are at least 20 metres from each other. We are family and pet friendly and we welcome all breeds of house trained and socialized dogs.
The small splash pool is central and within easy reach and the view down the valley is breathtaking.
Stone Hill facilities are designed and equipped to give you the feeling of home from home and to make your stay that much more comfortable. There are TV’s in all of cottages with selected DSTV channels for your entertainment.
Activities and Attractions
There is a 5 km walking trail on the farm for your use, with eight benches along the way so that one can catch one’s breathe and take in the peace and tranquility. Please remember to pack water bowls for your dogs and cool drinks for the walk!
Stone Hill is located in Magaliesburg which is in the Cradle of Humankind! We are close to a number of restaurants and a very good supermarket too.
Visiting pets are very welcome to Stone Hill and are permitted by arrangement. We accept most dogs so long as they are fully socialized, are able to play with other dogs and of course house trained!
The Magaliesberg are almost 100 times older than the Himalayas and the area is historically and archaeologically rich. It is here that Mankind originated, in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Today there is still evidence of Stone Age and Iron Age early man to be found. Stone Hill is only 11 kms from Maropeng Visitor’s Centre and 15 kms from the Sterkfontein Caves.
Over the centuries, many wars have been waged across the hills, the most recent being the Anglo Boer War. At Stone Hill, a site has been found from that period and the pieces are displayed for visitors who may be interested. The collection is dated somewhere between 1899 to 1902.
Nearby Places of Interest include:
• Fly Fishing - 2 kms
• Micro light Flying - 8 kms
• Gliding - 4 kms
• Art Gallery - 5 kms
• Candle Dipping - 4 kms
• Maropeng Visitor’s Centre - 11 kms
• Sterkfontein Caves - 15 kms
• Rhino and Lion Park - 20 kms
• Wonder Caves - 20 kms
• Pilansberg Game Reserve - 95 kms
• Hartebeespoort Dam - 60 kms
• Sun City - 100 kms
• Lanseria Airport - 55 kms
• OR Tambo International Airport - 103 kms
Stone Hill offers privacy, peace and seclusion and it is where your internal clock instinctively slows to the rhythm of the bush. The welcome is warm and the attention is personalised so come and barbeque under the stars and hear the call of the jackals.
The perfect escape! Stone Hill is a wonderful cure for stressed city living!
Your hosts - Caroline and Mark.