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R341, De Rust 1000 South Africa
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#2 of 13 Speciality lodging in De Rust
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We are a new off-the-grid eco resort situated only 10km from the pretty town of De Rust in the Western Cape, South Africa. The resort boasts stunning views from the decks of our mountain chalets, and includes a swimming pool and hiking trails.
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NJC112 wrote a review Mar 2021
Mossel Bay, South Africa103 contributions13 helpful votes
Jeff is an amazing host. Very friendly and funny! The accommodation is well thought out and delightful. Being off grid means that it is a bit rustic but none the less the facilities are on par with normal establishments. Well worth the visit!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vanjays wrote a review Jan 2021
Durban, South Africa168 contributions40 helpful votes
What a treat! A real off the grid but extremely comfortable find. We stayed in the Hares Lair. Had everything we needed. It was a well equipped kitchen, spotlessly clean and even though it was hot summer time, we were cooled by a strong fan and lots of air. There are 3 pools and the heated one was within easy walking distance. Great views and absolute peace and quite. Something so quaint and different. Jeff is a great host . He was attentive regularly to make sure we were fine. We were with friends who camped and they also loved the place and were comfortable. We will be back. Looking forward to all the new ideas! Thank you and all the very best!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Crazyredpepper wrote a review Jan 2021
Plattekloof, South Africa609 contributions71 helpful votes
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I admit I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a rustic cabin with the bare minimum. It was more like living in someone’s comfy home. Beautiful antique furniture, loads of reading material and even a friendly cat that visited us. Forget about technology. Just chill out and let the healing quiet restore the equilibrium that the past year has shaken. There are three swimming spots: the ‘beach’ pool, the cold pool and the heated pool(my favorite). We also had a jacuzzi all to ourselves. We walked around and saw some interesting accommodation, such as the hobbit. Magical for the young and old. Jeff was fantastic and went out of his way to make sure that we had a really great time. I just wonder how he managed to keep the mosquitoes away. My daughter who never sleeps slept her afternoons away. The son who never eats was ravenous. Like I said....just what the doctor ordered.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrejohndt wrote a review Mar 2020
Sasolburg, South Africa60 contributions26 helpful votes
One of my favorite spots ever. Off the grid Quiet Super dark when you turn off the lights And attention to detail. Jeff the host put so much effort into the Hare Lair. Fully equipped with everything thing you need. I can highly recommend this spot to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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peterhall899 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa83 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed in the hares lair, our Hobbit house. Well equipped kitchen,spotlessly clean and really cosy. Swimming pool within easy walk. Great views and absolute peace and quite. Jeff is a great host and once you check in he leaves you to enjoy the place. We will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Travelling Tortoise
Which popular attractions are close to The Travelling Tortoise?
Nearby attractions include De Rust Horseriding - Klein Karoo Horse Adventures (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Travelling Tortoise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Travelling Tortoise?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Travelling Tortoise?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Travelling Tortoise?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.