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The Travelling Tortoise Retreat

147 reviews
Self Catering
The Geometric
From R600
per night (for 2 people)
Description

This chalet comprises 1 bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with a shower, and a kitchen and lounge area. The shower is solar-powered with gas back-up for winter. The chalet also offers a private hot tub. The kitchen is equipped with a bar fridge and a stove hob with oven, and there is a sleeper couch in the lounge area. This chalet features a deck with braai facilities, overlooking the swimming pool. A new addition to this chalet is a private wood-fired hot tub. There is a charge of R50 per evening to cover the cost of fuel and water.

This unit/room consist of
Double Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Single Sleeper Couch
Area 1
Sleeps 1 person
1 xSingle Sleeper Couch
Rates
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Room Facilities
About This Room
  • Non smoking
  • Patio
  • Private entrance
Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soaps
Room Facilities
  • Dining area
  • Electric blanket
  • Fan
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
Appliances
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stove
Extras
  • Tea and coffee tray
Entertainment
  • Books and magazines
Price Includes

Rates displayed are on a self-catering basis.

House Rules

- Pets by arrangement only but please note the property is not fenced. - There is an additional charge of R50 per evening to use the hot tub in The Angulate, Geometric and The Hinge Back unit. - Wood is supplied for the use of the cast iron fireplace in The Hares Lair and The Padloper units. - Please note that there is a gravel road leading to the establishment. Guests are required to enquire about the condition of the road, before arrival, as it could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. - In terms of units Padloper and Jackals Den, guests need to be aware that a 4x4 motor vehicle is essential for the climb should they wish to stay in these units. All other units can be accessed with a standard vehicle.

Cancellation Policy - Flexible
Our Covid-19 guarantee: We offer a full-refund guarantee for any cancellations due to national or provincial travel restrictions preventing you from using your booking. Read More
More than 24 hours before check-in 100%deposit refunded
Less than 24 hours before check-in 0%deposit refunded
The Hares Lair
From R600
per night (for 2 people)
Description

This Hobbit-style home is built around the rivalry between the Hare and the Tortoise. One enters through the big round door into this earth-sheltered burrow, tucked away, private, and almost unseen. The chalet comprises a well-equipped kitchen, large living space and a bathroom with a shower. The double bed is nestled in the corner of the pine walls and poplar trees that hold up the curved reed roof. There is a double sleeper couch to accommodate 2 children. It is warmed in the winter by the cast-iron stove, and cool in the hot Karoo summer, well-insulated by the cool earth. The braai is on the sheltered patio, from where one can enjoy wonderful views of the Red Stone hills.

This unit/room consist of
Double Bed Child-Only Couch for 2
Bedroom
Sleeps 4 people
1 xDouble Bed
1 xChild-Only Couch for 2
Rates
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Room Facilities
About This Room
  • Non smoking
  • Patio
  • Private entrance
Bathroom
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Soaps
Room Facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
Appliances
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stove
Extras
  • Tea and coffee tray
Entertainment
  • Books and magazines
Price Includes

Rates displayed are on a self-catering basis.

House Rules

- Pets by arrangement only but please note the property is not fenced. - There is an additional charge of R50 per evening to use the hot tub in The Angulate, Geometric and The Hinge Back unit. - Wood is supplied for the use of the cast iron fireplace in The Hares Lair and The Padloper units. - Please note that there is a gravel road leading to the establishment. Guests are required to enquire about the condition of the road, before arrival, as it could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. - In terms of units Padloper and Jackals Den, guests need to be aware that a 4x4 motor vehicle is essential for the climb should they wish to stay in these units. All other units can be accessed with a standard vehicle.

Cancellation Policy - Flexible
Our Covid-19 guarantee: We offer a full-refund guarantee for any cancellations due to national or provincial travel restrictions preventing you from using your booking. Read More
More than 24 hours before check-in 100%deposit refunded
Less than 24 hours before check-in 0%deposit refunded
The Jackals Den
From R600
per unit
  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Free Standing Unit
  • 1 x Double Bed
  • Read more
Description

This Den is built in a Hobbit-style. It's partially underground and is therefor cosy in winter and cool in summer. The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge-freezer, a gas stove and oven. There is a generous bathroom with shower. The braai is on the stoep. This Den is only 500m from the main chalets but you need a 4x4 to reach it.

This unit/room consist of
Double Bed
Bedroom
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Rates
More room/unit pictures
Room Facilities
About This Room
  • Non smoking
  • Patio
  • Private entrance
Bathroom
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Soaps
Room Facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
Appliances
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stove
Extras
  • Tea and coffee tray
Entertainment
  • Books and magazines
House Rules

- Pets by arrangement only but please note the property is not fenced. - There is an additional charge of R50 per evening to use the hot tub in The Angulate, Geometric and The Hinge Back unit. - Wood is supplied for the use of the cast iron fireplace in The Hares Lair and The Padloper units. - Please note that there is a gravel road leading to the establishment. Guests are required to enquire about the condition of the road, before arrival, as it could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. - In terms of units Padloper and Jackals Den, guests need to be aware that a 4x4 motor vehicle is essential for the climb should they wish to stay in these units. All other units can be accessed with a standard vehicle.

Cancellation Policy - Flexible
Our Covid-19 guarantee: We offer a full-refund guarantee for any cancellations due to national or provincial travel restrictions preventing you from using your booking. Read More
More than 24 hours before check-in 100%deposit refunded
Less than 24 hours before check-in 0%deposit refunded
The Angulate
From R640
per night (for 2 people)
Description

This chalet comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom and the other with 2 single beds. There is a second bathroom with a shower for the second bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven and hob and a fridge-freezer, and there is a sleeper couch in the lounge area. The braai is on the deck with great views. Guests in this chalet have access to a private wood-fired hot tub set in the bush next to the chalet. There is an additional charge of R 50 per evening to use the hot tub.

This unit/room consist of
Double Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Double Sleeper Couch
Area 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Sleeper Couch
Rates
More room/unit pictures
Room Facilities
About This Room
  • Non smoking
  • Patio
  • Private entrance
Bathroom
  • En suite
  • Shower
  • Soaps
Room Facilities
  • Dining area
  • Electric blanket
  • Fan
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
Appliances
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stove
Extras
  • Tea and coffee tray
Entertainment
  • Books and magazines
Price Includes

Rates displayed are on a self-catering basis.

House Rules

- Pets by arrangement only but please note the property is not fenced. - There is an additional charge of R50 per evening to use the hot tub in The Angulate, Geometric and The Hinge Back unit. - Wood is supplied for the use of the cast iron fireplace in The Hares Lair and The Padloper units. - Please note that there is a gravel road leading to the establishment. Guests are required to enquire about the condition of the road, before arrival, as it could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. - In terms of units Padloper and Jackals Den, guests need to be aware that a 4x4 motor vehicle is essential for the climb should they wish to stay in these units. All other units can be accessed with a standard vehicle.

Cancellation Policy - Flexible
Our Covid-19 guarantee: We offer a full-refund guarantee for any cancellations due to national or provincial travel restrictions preventing you from using your booking. Read More
More than 24 hours before check-in 100%deposit refunded
Less than 24 hours before check-in 0%deposit refunded
The Hinge Back
From R640
per night (for 2 people)
Description

This 5-sleeper chalet sits higher up on the hillside than the other chalets, and offers beautiful views. The downstairs bedroom contains a double bed and the upstairs bedroom contains 2 single beds, accessed by a unique spiral staircase. The lounge has a double sleeper couch, and the kitchen is equipped with a large fridge/freezer, an oven and stove, and a dining table and chairs. This chalet features a deck with braai facilities. Guests in this chalet have access to a private wood-fired hot tub set in the bush close to the chalet. Even though the chalet is higher up the hillside, it is easily accessed by a standard car. There is an additional charge of R 50 per evening to use the hot tub.

This unit/room consist of
Double Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Double Sleeper Couch
Area 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Sleeper Couch
Rates
More room/unit pictures
Room Facilities
About This Room
  • Non smoking
  • Patio
  • Private entrance
Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soaps
Room Facilities
  • Dining area
  • Electric blanket
  • Fan
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
Appliances
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stove
Extras
  • Tea and coffee tray
Entertainment
  • Books and magazines
Price Includes

Rates displayed are on a self-catering basis.

House Rules

- Pets by arrangement only but please note the property is not fenced. - There is an additional charge of R50 per evening to use the hot tub in The Angulate, Geometric and The Hinge Back unit. - Wood is supplied for the use of the cast iron fireplace in The Hares Lair and The Padloper units. - Please note that there is a gravel road leading to the establishment. Guests are required to enquire about the condition of the road, before arrival, as it could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. - In terms of units Padloper and Jackals Den, guests need to be aware that a 4x4 motor vehicle is essential for the climb should they wish to stay in these units. All other units can be accessed with a standard vehicle.

Cancellation Policy - Flexible
Our Covid-19 guarantee: We offer a full-refund guarantee for any cancellations due to national or provincial travel restrictions preventing you from using your booking. Read More
More than 24 hours before check-in 100%deposit refunded
Less than 24 hours before check-in 0%deposit refunded
From R600
per night (for 2 people)
  • Capacity: 18 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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