About Ruslington Bed and Breakfast
Ruslington B&B and Self Catering Accommodation has been graded as a 2-star establishment by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and provides very clean, comfortable, warm and affordable accommodation in Molteno for a maximum of four persons.
All rooms have fireplaces, pressed ceilings and wooden floors. Your hosts, Mark Olivier and Russell Andrews, are on hand to attend to all your needs. They have decorated the house tastefully and lovingly and, in particular, have a superb collection of blue and white Delft porcelain as well as an antique piano.
The house is set in a large, tranquil garden opposite a bowling green. A delicious home-cooked English breakfast can be ordered and dinner is available for an additional fee. The accommodation is serviced daily, and linen and towels are changed every second day. Children and pets are welcome. Ruslington is a non-smoking B&B.
Bedroom which sleeps two persons in a double bed or alternatively twin beds, comfortable living area with TV, self-catering kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, microwave oven, hot plate, Salton hostess trolley, bathroom with shower, hand basin and WC.
Second Bedroom - 'The Yellow Room':
Double bedroom with large, warm and comfortable living area; separate bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.
Seating for up to 10 persons; full English breakfast (additional charge); dinner of the day (optional extra).
Secure, uncovered parking for guests at the back of the property.
Table with 4 chairs for relaxing outdoors.
Braai / Barbeque Area:
Available for guests who wish to prepare their own barbeque.
Historical Information and Surroundings
There are several botanical gardens in Molteno and an historic library which is built from stone which was locally mined. The Molteno Museum is situated in the library building and depicts the history of the town and surrounding areas. The blockhouses and Stormberg battlefields, which are located in the area, and which date from the Boer war, are also of historical interest.
The Johannes Meintjes Memorial Room in the Molteno High School houses an important collection of more than 70 art works of the well known artist, author and historian, Johannes Meintjes (1923-1980), and is perhaps the most representative single collection of Johannes Meintjes’ creative output.
There are numerous San rock paintings in the surrounding mountain ranges. The area around the town offers a wonderful opportunity to observe rock art, fossils and Stone Age tools which were uncovered in caves and diggings close to Molteno.
The mountains offer 4x4 trails and there is excellent water-skiing and trout-fishing at the nearby Molteno Dam.
The well known artist, Eric Oswald Eatwell, who paints in oils in the post impressionist style, lives and works in Molteno for the Allen Wilson Ministries, putting the needs of the poor above his own.