The Travelling Tortoise Retreat  Verified Listing

Karoo De Rust Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 6 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 24 Aug. 2017

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Kitchenette
Oven
Bath towels
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Balcony
Deck
Tea and coffee facilities

We are a new off - the - grid eco retreat situated only 10km from the pretty town of De Rust in the
Western Cape. The resort is set in natural Klein Karoo veldt with stunning views from the decks of our mountain chalets.
The pastoral, green Middelplaas valley is in front, the Red Stone Hills to the right and the inspiring Swartberg behind.
So weary traveller, visit us and wind down. Do as the tortoise does – wind down slowly.

The latest additions to our facilities are eco wood-fired hot tubs. They are in the bush and private to The Angulate and Hinge-back chalets. Perfect for a cold winters night while star gazing with a glass of wine, or as a cool splash pool in the summer.

Kindly note that the Jacuzzi is private only to the 2 bedroom Hinge back and Angulate chalets. There is a fee of R50 for the use of the Jacuzzi
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS - Guaranteed no outages

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Extra Info

Property Type Camp, Chalet, Self Catering, Pet Friendly
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Flexible
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Reviews

Carene Malan
06 July 2020

Our stay at Traveling Tortoise was an amazing experience!

We loved sitting in the Kol Kol hot tub while gazing at the beautiful cosmic landscape and breathtaking stars at night.

Jeff is a fantastic host & contributed to our delightful stay.

The unit was neat and clean & equiped with all we needed for the weekend.

The fact that there is no tv, helped you to relax and rather enjoy the panoramic views of the Klein Karoo.

We would God Willing definitely be returning to Traveling Tortoise soon! Thanks Jeff!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lida Lindeque
05 March 2020

Lovely and quiet. Beautiful view from "The Padloper. " Will go here again when I get the opportunity and hope it is real soon.
Thank you too all!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
gareth campbell
15 April 2019

Great views of the sunset and sunrise. Inspirational use of the land and scenic on all sides. Perfect secure getaway for the Dog and cozy accommodation meant for relaxation. The working farm life not far off in the distance, blends in with the rugged beauty of the Swartberg area.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Wim & Anna-Marie de Waard
25 August 2018

We had a really lovely two night stay at The Travelling Tortoise.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Samantha du Toit
06 August 2018

Awesome stay, perfect getaway for two, just what you need to get from the hustle of town life.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Monique Moolman
28 May 2018

Perfect break away. Stunning views.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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De Rust Reviews

Chris De Wet
08 September 2020

So peaceful, the house is very well equipped.
Loved the braai pit and lovely view from the patio
Definitely worth every cent

Superb. 5 out of 5
Salmon de Kock
08 July 2020

The Karoo is a beautiful place. We visited THE TRAVELING TORTOISE for a weekend. We were welcomed by the owner, Jeff, who took us to our chalet. The chalet is very neat. Jeff showed us around and light our wood-fired hot tub.
I will recommend this trip for young and old. Our kids enjoyed the freedom of roaming around and the 'older' enjoyed the nature and quite.

Superb. 5 out of 5
GRIZéLL LUXTON
02 August 2018

It was only an overnight stay but we love the place anyway.

Superb. 5 out of 5