The NeighborhoodThe Lodge is situated in a world heritage site - the Cradle of Humankind, which has interesting facilities nearby, such as Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves. There are interesting wildlife centres such as an elephant sanctuary, the de wildt cheetah reserve and Askari game lodge (which has the big five).
The Magaliesberg Mountain Range offer superb scenery and hiking facilities, as well as hot air ballooning safaris. Other Things to NoteSwimming
There is a magnificent 22m rim-flow pool and sun loungers on the pool terrace with its spectacular views.
Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton
Guests have access to a nearby all-weather, floodlit tennis court, volleyball and badminton facilities on the adjoining Steynshoop Valley Lodge, which is under common ownership with Steynshoop Mountain Lodge.
There is a fully laid-out croquet lawn and croquet implements are available on request.
This may be played in the boma, which has a sand floor. A boule set is available on request.
There is a full-size billiard table at the adjoining Steynshoop Valley Lodge, and arrangements can be made for its use.
The lodge is equipped with bows and arrows and a target range, for use by guests.
Walking & Hiking
There are a variety of walks on the estate from 2-4 hours, including magnificent mountain hikes and walks through indigenous bush and forest including thousands of natural protea trees.
By prior arrangement longer hikes with a guide provided by the Lodge may be made over the extensive adjoining properties owned by the Mountain Club of South Africa, which includes famous sites such as the Castle Gorge.
The property has extensive natural game including bushbuck, nyala, mountain reedbuck, baboons, monkeys, kudu, warthog and leopard.
At Steynshoop Mountain Lodge there is prolific bird life - for example there are frequent sightings of Cape Vultures, of which there is a cliff-side nesting colony less than five kilometres from the lodge, and Black Eagles, with a nesting pair near the lodge