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The Travelling Tortoise Retreat

Self Catering
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your stay!
  • Capacity: 20 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Travelling Tortoise Lane, Middleplaas, De Rust, 2000, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R600 per night, for 2 ppl

Description

The Travelling Tortoise Retreat is an off-the-grid eco-retreat that offers self-catering chalets, situated just 10 km from the pretty town of De Rust in the Western Cape. The retreat is set in a natural Klein Karoo veld; each mountain chalet boasts outstanding views of the Middleplaas valley, with the Redstone hills and Kammanassie Mountains in the background.

Accommodation is offered in a variety of wooden chalets. The elevated chalets have been built largely from renewable materials, with farmed pine trees being the main material. Although rustic, comfort hasn’t been compromised. The chalets are self-catering, and solar power provides electricity and hot water. Each chalet contains a large fridge-freezer, a gas oven with a hob for cooking, and a braai on the deck.

The Jackals Den and the Hares Lair are a departure from the elevated chalets; they are Hobbit homes - burrows within the red hills. There are 2 swimming pools, one of which is solar heated.

The Angulate, The Hinge-back and The Geometric chalet have private hot tubs.

On the level ground, within the bush, there is a camp with shaded pitches and clean drinking water. There is power, but being off-the-grid, power is restricted to small appliances.

Features

Swimming Pool
Jacuzzi
Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Braai Area
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Self Catering

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 212 reviews for The Travelling Tortoise Retreat
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5

Location

  • Travelling Tortoise Lane, Middleplaas, De Rust, 2000, Western Cape
  • Guests think The Travelling Tortoise Retreat is in an excellent location
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  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your stay!
  • Capacity: 20 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Travelling Tortoise Lane, Middleplaas, De Rust, 2000, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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