De Kuilen Country House Douglasdale B&B or Self Catering Accommodation Sandton
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  • Guests11
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About De Kuilen Country House

Minutes away from Sandton City, and even less from Fourways Mall, lies an unexpectedly beautiful recreation of an 18th century Cape Dutch homestead in an "island" of green tranquillity. De Kuilen combines the warmth and graciousness of traditional Cape Dutch hospitality with all modern comforts in one of Johannesburg’s most convenient northern suburbs – perfectly positioned for a peaceful setting and a spacious venue for relaxation. Your hosts offer you a warm welcome with security, privacy and tranquillity.


Guests may choose to stay in either of the three large and charmingly appointed cottages: Birdsong Cottage, Pomegranate Cottage and Arum Cottage. All the cottages are very large, self-contained and tranquil, set in their own gardens, fragrant with roses and herbs.

You may also choose to have breakfast served on your own private garden veranda, or in the rose-filled courtyard of the main house. For other meals you may wish to take advantage of the excellent self-catering facilities. Perhaps indulge yourself with a memorable gourmet dinner, Provençal in feeling, preceded by conversation by the fire in Winter, and in Summer, drinks in alfresco ambience.

Arum Cottage
Arum Cottage consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a cozy lounge, with fireplace, a beautifully equipped kitchenette and private veranda for outdoor dining. Sleeps family of 4. Can also be divided into 2 separate cottages: Lavender suite has an upstairs bedroom and cosy lounge with fireplace and covered veranda. Arum Lily suite has a magnificent romantic four-poster draped bed, a kitchenette and a conservatory lounge with fireplace.

Birdsong Luxury Cottage
Birdsong Cottage consists of one bedroom, a full kitchen, a large private lounge/dining room leading on to your outdoor living area.

Pomegranate Luxury Cottage
Beloved of honeymooners, this beautiful large room has an exquisite decor, with imported fabrics, a romantically draped bed, original art and Persian rugs, a double bathroom including a jacuzzi in a lushly planted conservatory.


Private telephone, Satellite TV, Video/C.D Player, Bedroom safe, hairdryer, fluffy white towelling gowns and slippers
Kettle, hospitality tray, coffee machine, microwave available for each suite. ‘Starter’ provisions (on request), Selection of teas and coffees, bar fridge.
Fax and e-mails received, modem jack in each room.
Laundry and Pressing Service.
Car and shoe cleaning. Dry Cleaning drop-off and collect.
Safe covered parking with Security guards.
Airport transfers and car hire arranged.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite/Luxury Suite. Large bedroom with air-conditioning, extra-length mahogany four poster bed, bathroom en suite, conservatory with large private Jacuzzi, and private verandah. Tastefully furnished with antiques, persian rugs and original art.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Luxury Suite

Luxurious air-conditioned cottage, large lounge, decorated with antiques, persian rugs, original art and with fireplace, verandah, and full kitchen. For a baby a cot is supplied.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Arum-Lily Cottage

Luxurious Family cottage with 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, sitting-room with fireplace, conservatory with fireplace and dining table/desk, full kitchen, large verandah, garden entrance. Charmingly decorated in the Provencal style.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Standard Room

This en-suite room offers a choice between a King size bed or Twin beds. A cot can also be accommodated & there is a small self catering nook. There is a soothing fountain on a private deck with a small roof garden planted with orange trees and ferns.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Standard Single Room

This en-suite room has a garden entrance, a verandah, with garden views, an en suite bathroom and free standing shower. It also has a small TV room with basic self-catering.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Amazing!!!! We were warmly welcomed by owners Charles and Anna-Marie and immediately invited to late afternoon drinks with them ala Buckingham Palace style. This is a daily activity which we looked so forward to the whole day! It is during this lovely time spent with the owners that you realize that De Kuilen is their passion and life’s work and if you are lucky enough to stay here and meet them, you will experience a touch of old fashioned farm-style life and living at its best. Charles and Anne-Marie are passionate owners of De Kuilen Guest House and are dedicated to their personal service and their guests. Fresh baked cookies in the unit on arrival, champagne in the fridge and fresh roses from Anne- Marie’s rose garden immediately makes you feel like you’ve arrived home on the family farm at holiday time. What else could anyone wish for after a long 10 Hour Drive? Breakfasts were awesome and what makes them special is the homely touch put into each and very meal by the owners. Real linen, silver cutlery, coffee pots and homemade bread and all things heirloom are the order of the day at De Kuilen. Charles and his very happy dog walk around the garden early morning before breakfast picking fresh fruit for the breakfast table. Spoilt and pampered is all we felt throughout our stay and we felt so sad to leave this beautiful place and it’s wonderful owners Charles and Anna-Marie. A well kept secret behind those high entrance gates. A lovely fresh atmosphere , very clean, friendly staff, secure and peaceful. We will only stay here when in the area again. Do yourself a favour and spend some time here, whether for business or pleasure. We had an amazing 4 night stay. Incredible hosts, amazing breakfasts and lovely family units which are perfect for short or long-term stays.

October 2017

Carol Pearson (Port Elizabeth)

Verified reviewvery good

Anne and Charles were charming hosts. they made me feel very welcome. The breakfast was so good my family joined me one day to experience it. It is a lovely peaceful setting in the middle of the busy Johannesburg business center. I enjoyed my stay and hope to visit them again. Thank you Anne and Charles for looking after me so well. Jane Hewitt

February 2017

Jane Hewitt (Howick)

Need to Know

Response timeDe Kuilen Country House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since October 2001

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