Evocation of 18th Century Cape Dutch elegance and hospitality
- a stone's throw away from Sandton's
business and shopping districts.
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 tranquility, even in
winter. Set in 3 acres of countryside,
and lovingly filled with treasured family heirlooms and magnificent
antiques, it is a place of peace and pampering.
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 tranquility.
The Main Drawing
The lavish breakfast
De Kuilen's special feature
choose from our large and charmingly appointed cottages:
Birdsong Cottage, Pomegranate
Cottage, and Arum Lily Cottage
- all 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 verandah, 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, provencal in feeling,
preceded by conversation by the fire in Winter, and in Summer,
drinks in an alfresco ambience.
"A visit to De Kuilen is sensually intoxicating, the ideal accommodation for the vacationer seeking a blend of both bucolic and urban worlds. It is equally suitable for the business traveller who seeks a quiet refuge from the stresses of a hectic schedule at the end of the work day.
Endemann from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
more comments given by some of our guests after their stay at de
of 18th Century Cape Dutch elegance and hospitality.
All cottages accommodate two guests but some can be made
inter-leading. All have private entrances and offer you
a holiday you will remember for the beauty of your surroundings
and the calm, courteous, caring hospitality.
Environmentally aware and eco-friendly
food served is sourced from local food markets.
In winter our warm and cosy fireplaces are fully stocked
with our own sustainable wood supply. 14 solar panels
provide the venue with continuous power and helps us to
contribute to our eco-friendly ethos.
Kuilen is a romantically beautiful wedding venue and honeymoon
“Best kept secret in Jhb”
of review: Sep 4, 2010
Taken from Trip Advisor,
the review here
This has truly been my
favourite place to stay at
in Jhb. Amazing environment
- real old world charm.
Fantastic breakfast and the
hosts organised an exquisite
lunch in the garden. I left
here feeling truly refreshed
and looked after. I would
recommend it both for
business executives who want
a place of serenity after a
busy day and for couples
just needing a place to
breathe. Exceeded all my
expectations. What a find!
Cape Town South Africa
more comments given by some of our guests after their stay at de
Whether you are looking for a weekend of unrivalled golf,
playing some of the finest locations in South Africa or
simply the experience of a South African course, de Kuilen
is perfectly located to get to a variety of the best clubs
all within half an hour's drive. The Bryanston Country
Club, Dainfern Golf Club and The Johannesburg Country Club
are 3 of the 5-star courses just around the corner from de
Kuilen. We will happily book your tee-off time and
arrange transport there and back on your behalf. If you
have not played in Johannesburg before,
you will be amazed at the quality of the courses and the
value for money. We can book a day or a week's worth of
golf for you, and pay deposits where required!
View links to golf courses:
Bryanston Country Club
Johannesburg Country Club (Woodmead)
Dainfern Country Club
for Small Conferences
We offer our exquisite venue for small, special
conferences - roaring log fires in every room in
winter, gourmet food prepared by a French-trained chef, a
wonderful escape within 20 minutes of Sandton City. The
3-acre garden is filled with the sound of birds and
splashing fountains, scented by 1000 red roses and
immaculate green lawns, with charming traditional
architecture and 6 luxury suites at this 5 star graded
Guest house, on the edge of Sandton in Fourways.
for our Conference venue:
When I was tasked to find a venue to host our company’s annual strategy planning session, I had a number of issues to consider:
- We needed a suitably located venue as during the two day event we had invited a number of
our clients and suppliers to join us for various sessions
- The venue needed to be able to accommodate our staff complement in elegant comfort
- I wanted to provide a scenic and tranquil environment where the guests would be able to
relax, while having few interruptions during the meetings
- We needed top class catering for all meals but in particular for the finale dinner, hosting both
clients and our staff members’ partners
We didn’t anticipate, but found through the unique touches offered by your gracious hosting, a place of exceptional attention to detail and refinement; so much so that quite a few of us stayed on after the conference and have subsequently wanted to book your venue for other functions.
All at Morgan Paull had a fabulous stay and would like to thank you once again for hosting our 2005 Conference.
Jemma Fitz Henry
Authentic African Artwork - collectibles, resources and
At de Kuilen you will discover some beautiful, authentic
on display - beautiful pieces for your appreciation, collected over
the years from different regions in Africa. We have a
collection of reference books, photographic journals and
artworks available for our guests to peruse and enjoy.
Shopping tours can be arranged, with advice and info on
the best places to acquire some of your own authentic
The highlight of any stay at de Kuilen must be the
four-course gourmet dinner.
ARE WELCOME in all the cottages and inter-leading
cottages, where your own private dining table is available.
We cater for children of all ages at a reduced rate up to
9 years old.
BEAUTICIAN trained in slimming treatments, facials, aromatherapy and massage: in your suite by appointment.
Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Malls and shopping centers, award winning restaurants,
center with indoor pool, golf courses and driving ranges,
horse riding, and complimentary gym passes.
conferences: our establishment is the perfect venue for
your small conference or meeting - only 20 minutes from
Sandton, but with a far-from-it-all atmosphere.
Satellite TV, video/C.D. player,
digital bedroom safe,
hairdryer, fluffy white towelling gowns and slippers - no
hospitality tray, coffee machine, microwave available for
each suite. ‘Starter’ provisions (on request),
of teas and coffees, and Belgian chocolates. There is a
mini-bar fridge in each suite, fresh fruit and flowers in
Arum Lily and Birdsong Cottages have full kitchens if
access in all suites.
and pressing service.
shoe cleaning. Dry Cleaning drop-off and collect.
covered parking on the property with excellent security.
transfers and car hire arranged.
made for long stays where possible.
francais ici. Some of us also speak German.
A large part of the romantic attraction
of de Kuilen is the spacious, beautiful garden.....
de Kuilen is
currently undergoing an annual
renewal for it's 5 star grading by the
Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
+27 (0) 11 462-4670 Fax:+27 (0) 11
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Glenluce Drive, Douglasdale, Sandton, Johannesburg,
Best of the Best links to superior accommodation in South Africa
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September 07, 2015