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The Travelling Tortoise

From R95 PPS

 

Overview

WELCOME TO THE TRAVELLING TORTOISE

We are a new off-the-grid eco resort 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.

The main chalets are spacious and well equipped. The retro cabin over The Hill takes you back to how life was 50 years ago.
There is a family hike where you will spot small buck, the mongoose, maybe a porcupine, the tortoise and its arch rival the hare.

Bird life is abundant, many hawks and raptors hover over the bush scanning for food.

It can be hot in The Little Karoo - that's why we've got a great pool, sun deck and shaded areas.

There is a camp site on the lower reaches.

So weary traveler, visit us and wind down. Do as the tortoise does - wind down slowly.
There are no water restrictions.
We are pet friendly

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

Facilities

    On Site Facilities

  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Angulate

Sleeps 5
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Beautiful hillside chalet, fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, and all self catering facilities. 2 bedrooms one with a double bed and ensuite, the other with 2 single beds.Family sized lounge. Large deck with braai. Majestic views of the Red Stone Mountains and Middleplaas Valley.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018         R 300 R 300
February 2018         R 300 R 300
March 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
April 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
May 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
June 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
July 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
August 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
September 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
October 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
November 2018       R 250 R 300 R 300
December 2018       R 300 R 400 R 400

Camping Facility

The bush camp site is on level ground at the foot of the mountain. It has grassy pitches and an excellent ablution block

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018           R 95
February 2018           R 95
March 2018           R 95
April 2018           R 95
May 2018           R 95
June 2018           R 95
July 2018           R 95
August 2018           R 95
September 2018           R 95
October 2018           R 95
November 2018           R 95
December 2018           R 120

Geometric

Sleeps 3
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Beautiful hillside chalet, fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, and all self catering facilities. There is one bedroom with a double bed and a sleeper couch in the lounge. The braai ison the deck. Majestic views of the Red Stone Mountains and Middleplaas Valley

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018         R 300 R 300
February 2018         R 300 R 300
March 2018         R 300 R 300
April 2018         R 300 R 300
May 2018         R 300 R 300
June 2018         R 300 R 300
July 2018         R 300 R 300
August 2018         R 300 R 300
September 2018         R 300 R 300
October 2018         R 300 R 300
November 2018         R 300 R 300
December 2018         R 400 R 400

The Hare's Lair

Sleeps 4
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This Hobbit style home is the latest addition to The Travelling Tortoise. It is built around the continued rivalry between the Hare and the Tortoise. This earth sheltered burrow, tucked away, private, and almost unseen is fitted out with every comfort you could want. It has a well equipped kitchen, large living space and a bathroom with shower. The double bed is in a corner of the pine walls and poplar trees which hold up the curved reed roof. There is also a sleeper couch, so the burrow will also sleep 2 young leverets. You will be warmed in the winter by its cast- iron fire and cooled in the summer as it is well insulated, deep in the cool earth. The braai is on the sheltered stoep, which has wonderful views of the valley and Red Stone Hills. Altogether something that you have never experienced before, it is quite unique.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019       R 300   R 300
February 2019       R 300   R 300
March 2019       R 300   R 300
April 2019       R 300   R 300
May 2019       R 300   R 300
June 2019       R 300   R 300
July 2019       R 300   R 300
August 2019       R 300   R 300
September 2019       R 300   R 300
October 2018       R 300   R 300
November 2018       R 300   R 300
December 2018       R 300   R 300

The Hinge - back

Sleeps 5
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It sits higher on the hillside commanding exceptional view. The chalet is aimed at the larger family with a comfortable, spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and large deck with braai. One bedroom is on the lower floor. The 2nd bedroom is in the loft area,accessed by a unique spiral staircase. The chalet can be reached with a standard car.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017         R 300 R 300
February 2017         R 300 R 300
March 2017         R 300 R 300
April 2017         R 300 R 300
May 2017         R 300 R 300
June 2017         R 300 R 300
July 2017         R 300 R 300
August 2017         R 300 R 300
September 2017         R 300 R 300
October 2017         R 300 R 300
November 2017         R 300 R 300
December 2017         R 400 R 400

The Padloper

Sleeps 2
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This is a retro cabin set within the bush. You step back in time - what life was like in The Little Karoo 50 years ago It is secluded with beautiful mountain views all around. You will have privacy and tranquility. Even though only 500m from the main chalets a 4x4 is necessary to reach it.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018         R 250 R 250
February 2018         R 250 R 250
March 2018         R 250 R 250
April 2018         R 250 R 250
May 2018         R 250 R 250
June 2018         R 250 R 250
July 2018         R 250 R 250
August 2018         R 250 R 250
September 2018         R 250 R 250
October 2018         R 250 R 250
November 2018         R 250 R 250
December 2018         R 300 R 300
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Rates last updated: 11 October 2018
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 2 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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Location

The Travelling Tortoise., De Rust, Little karoo, 6650

Map The Travelling Tortoise in De Rust  Klein Karoo  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

This is the most enjoyable place I have been too. Well maintained totally with nature, wonderful person Jeff is cant do enough for you. Even though totally off grid, facilities are amazing and always had hot water and wonderful clean well functioning facilities. Absolutely love the place will definitely go back. All those persons out there who want comfort must try a place like this to really feel what life is all about.

- Veralee Brand

Camping at the Travelling Tortoise was a good experience. The camping sites are small but not too much so. It is a small camping area so no sense of overcrowding. A beautiful pool area, lovely views and adequate bathrooms although a little inconvenient having toilets with showers if all the showers are occupied. I would certainly recommend this place and will stay there again

- Kathryn Smit

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