The Travelling Tortoise De Rust Self Catering Holiday Cottages Karoo

The Travelling Tortoise

Self Catering at R341, De Rust, 6650, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests16
  • Units/Rooms4

About The Travelling Tortoise

The Travelling Tortoise is a new off-the-grid eco resort situated 10km from the quaint town of De Rust. The resort is set in natural Klein Karoo veldt and boasts stunning views of the Middelplaas Valley, the Red Stone Hills and the Swartberg.

Self Catering Accommodation

Offering self catering accommodation the elevated chalets have been built mostly from renewable materials and although rustic in appearance, comfort has not been compromised.

Solar power provides electricity and hot water. There is a gas oven and hob for cooking, and of course a braai on the deck.


The generous sized pool is near the camp site, and is a must in the hot Karoo sun.

Activities and Attractions

A hike meanders up the mountain; ideal to spot the many varieties of tortoise and his arch enemy, the hare. Small, shy game can also be seen. The bush is untouched, and boasts the fascinating and colourful fynbos, cacti and succulents. This is also an attraction for many colourful birds.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 500
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.517636
Longitude: 22.534735

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
January 2016 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Quiet, well equipped, great host. Regret only the one night ! Will return, thanks Jeff for the...

gary ristow, still bay Travellers' Rating


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