Welcome to Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House
Stirling Manor provides an up-market FIVE STAR European stay in the heart of South Africa. We provide a unique, exclusive, sanctuary for today’s traveler, be that business or leisure.
With sweeping views of the Hartbeespoort dam from most rooms, wonderful hospitality, 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 6 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 – from fireplaces to iPod docking stations.
Hartbeespoort Dam is only about 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and is surrounded by the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range. In recent years, Hartbeespoort Dam, (also called Harties), has grown massively with many more entertainment options now available. Hartbeespoort has always been a very popular weekend getaway for visitors from Johannesburg and Pretoria. It still retains its holiday feel and natural beauty. It’s 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, and the peace of the hills and valleys, the warmth even on winter days and the charm of the surrounding countryside, make this a place to restore the soul.
Take the scenic road from Johannesburg to Hartbeespoort, along curving roads that meander between aloes in flower during the winter months, and you’re sure to pass the breakfast run of Harley-Davidsons – their drivers part of the Jo’burg exec set bent on nothing more than enjoying their machines in the sunshine.
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 Winkel, 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 – a range of African arts, crafts, novelties, curios and other at the four way crossing at Hartbeespoort that makes a visit here imperative.