About us

Bernard saw the potential of the picturesque setting overlooking the valley, and he soon set about turning this property into the families dream estate. From young to old, everyone in the Botha family invested ideas, visions, money, time and a whole lot of sweat into turning Black Horse Estate into what it is today.

Once the paddocks and the stables were completed in 1997, the "black horses" were finally brought to the estate - orgeous ebony Friesian horses of Dutch origin. With that started the adventure of running a stud farm, and the Botha family bred a generation of award-winning showing and dressage Friesians.

The Restuarant and Brewery

Black Horse Estate's next adventure is the recently-built Black Horse Restaurant and micro-brewery. Set upon the slopes of a hill under a canopy of pecan nut trees, Black Horse Restaurant is a tranquil respite that promises to become a must-stop for lunch and dinner for city visitors and locals alike.

The welcoming aroma of the wood fire smoke curling up through the pizza oven chimney greets you as you approach the Black Horse Restaurant and Brewery.

The Kitchen

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, inside or on the comfortable couches and tables under the Pecan Nut trees. Black Horse Restaurant invites you to hang out and stay awhile. Transformed from the old stables, the restaurant offers a great selection with hearty pub fare, handcrafted ales brewed steps away in the onsite brewery and seasonal weekly specials.

On those gorgeous sunny Magaliesburg days, guests move outdoors to the lush green lawns.

Please ensure you have a reservation call 082 453 5295 or email chef@blackhorse.co.za. Tables on the outside patio under the large tent are reserved for parties of 10 or more guests.

The Cog and Oil

Looking further into the essence of the Brewery, you will find Nuschka Botha, boasting the title of one of South Africa's youngest female Brewers. Proudly brewing her next batch of excellently smooth and unique tasting Black Horse Beer that is served on tap in the Restaurant . The perfect companion to the excellent fare, and the point around which the Black Horse Experience pivots.

Mingling with the guests and wearing the title of the Godfather of the Black Horse Brew, you will be pleased to meet Bernard Botha. With a friendly disposition and a heart of gold, he personally signs off on all the brews and encourages guests to join him in his realized vision and dream of what is fast becoming the hidden jewel of the Magaliesburg.

An ever present Karen Botha, Bernard's wife, bustles about, making a 1000% sure that your visit is as aesthetically pleasing as it is comfortable. Her personal and very tasteful touch has sprinkled the Brewery's decor with a touch of upper class, mingled with French street cafe and a drizzled with lazy afternoon country dining at its purest and best.

This formidable team majestically combined with friendly staff and waitrons, await your arrival and combined, will ensure that your visit is indeed one to boast to your friends about, and one, that you will most certainly, repeat.