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6 Kerk Street, De Rust 6651 South Africa
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Situated on the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains on Route 62 in the Klein Karoo, 1 km from the world renowned Meiringspoort, lies the small village of De Rust. Do the circle route, over the majestic Swartberg Mountains, tackle one of many dirt road mountain passes with your 4x4 or motorbike, swim under the waterfall in Meiringspoort, visit Prince Albert, Ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn and the Cango caves. Relax in our beautiful garden and swimming pool with braai facilities. There is ample safe parking and facilities to wash your car. House Martin offers 12 double rooms each with their own private veranda leading into the garden. Rooms are tastefully decorated with high quality bedding, electric blankets, panel heaters and air conditioning. Complimentary tea, filter coffee, mineral water, homemade biscuits and sherry. Enjoy a Continental breakfast in our dining room situated in the large manor house built in 1885. All homemade and freshly baked.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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English, Afrikaans
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jrenni723274 wrote a review 05 May
Kokstad, South Africa1 contribution
Great stop over and very comfortable and friendly accommodation. Safe off road parking especially if you have bicycles to keep safe.We have stayed at Housemartin before and will do so again. The evening complimentary Port in our room was a bonus.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Than you so much for your feedback and the continued support. See you again soon
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ltjvv wrote a review Apr 2022
Durbanville, South Africa52 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night on our return to Cape Town from Graaff-Reinet on a five day motorbike trip. Jan and Theresa are friendly and helpful hosts, and made us feel at home upon check-in. The room has everything necessary for a comfortable stay and the plunger and ground coffee supplied was most welcome. Centrally situated in De Rust within walking distance of restaurants, grocer and liquor store. Safe parking on the premises. Overall a very enjoyable stay. Will definitely use again if looking for accommodation in this area.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit
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TRACEY C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Very friendly hosts, beautiful tranquil garden with a variety of fruit trees and a surprise around each corner. My room was perfect and I loved the instant hot shower! Dinner was delicious, cooked from scratch by the hosts. Would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Definitely book to have dinner here!
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Response from Theresa Venter, Owner at Housemartin Guest Lodge
Responded 31 Mar 2022
Dear Tracey Thank you so much for your feedback. You are welcome to visit again. All the best Theresa
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jjoube889449 wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had a lovely stay at Housemartin - Theresa was very helpful in recommending a restaurant because we hadn't prebooked our dinner. The room was clean and spacious and we'll definitely be back when travelling through De Rust again
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback and looking forward to seeing you again
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Lisa wrote a review Feb 2022
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After an 11-hour long drive we were received with kindness warm smiles - even though we checked in after 17:00. Much to our delight there was a swimming pool as well. Cooling off in the swimming pool and waking up refreshed for the next stretch makes this a fabulous stop-over. Oh and having a little sherry (locally produced) in your room for a night-cap: par excellence.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Lisa, thank you so much for your feedback and rating. Please visit us again if you need a well deserved rest
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US$53 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeDe Rust
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Housemartin Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Meiringspoort Pass (0.6 km), De Rust Horseriding - Klein Karoo Horse Adventures (4.6 km), and De Rustica Olive Estate (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ray's, Village Trading Post, and Pluim Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Housemartin Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Housemartin Guest Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of De Rust.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Housemartin Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Housemartin Guest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.