Stirling Manor provides an upmarket European stay in the heart of South Africa. We provide a...
Stirling Manor provides an upmarket European stay in the heart of South Africa. We provide a unique, exclusive sanctuary for today's traveller, be that business or leisure. With sweeping views of the Hartbeespoort Dam from most rooms, wonderful hospitality, and great food and wine, you are sure to have a glorious stay in luxurious surroundings.
Conveniently situated close to the Hartbeespoort yacht club, this boutique guest house boasts six highly individualized, world-class suites. Each has been individually decorated and styled to demanding standards. The entire guest house has just undergone a major renovation with all rooms upgraded to offer Old World pleasures with modern day comforts ranging from fireplaces to iPod docking stations.
Hartbeespoort Dam is only 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and is surrounded by the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range. In recent years, Hartbeespoort Dam or Harties, has grown massively with many more entertainment options now available. Hartbeesport has always been a very popular weekend getaway for visitors from Johannesburg and Pretoria and it still retains its holiday feel and natural beauty. It is this beauty that draws people here. The dam is literally cradled in the lap of the surrounding mountains and many regard this as a retreat from the concrete jungle of city living. The 1620-hectare Hartbeespoort Dam functions both as a source of irrigation for farms in the area and as a resort. The peace of the hills and valleys, the warmth even on winter days, and the charm of the surrounding countryside, make this a place where guests can restore the soul.
The Hartbeespoort Dam offers an array of water sports, a local bird sanctuary, challenging hikes, and gentle rambles. There is a collection of restaurants in Hartbeespoort that range from Tan' Malie se Winkle, a local institution where you can eat to your heart's content on traditional Afrikaans home cooked meals, to the local Pick-a-Pancake which takes pancakes into a new league. This restaurant lies literally in the heart of the Welwitschia Market. The market offers a range of African arts, crafts, novelties, curios and other at the four-way crossing at Hartbeespoort that makes a visit here imperative.
We have been awarded for the Best Accommodation 2011 in the North West Province by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.