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Olivier's Rust
De Rust Accommodation

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  • Main Bedroom in Family Apartment
  • Guestroom 2 - Double en-suite
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  • Units 1-8 Kitchen
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  • Swimming Pool
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  • Braai facilities
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  • Family Apartment Lounge
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  • Guestroom 2 en-suite shower
  • Flat Kitchen - Sleeps 6
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Olivier's Rust is located in De Rust which is a small, quiet and tranquil countryside in the Garden Route, Western Cape. 

Olivier's Rust offers eight comfortable, fully equipped self-catering chalets which are serviced daily and is fully air conditioned, and sleeps up to one to four people in each. Each chalet is decorated exactly the same in light, neutral tones and has double and two single beds with an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette with built-in cupboards that has ample storage space for crockery and cutlery. The kitchenette has a bar fridge, microwave, two plate stove and tea/coffee facilities. For parents for who are traveling with infants, camper-cots are available on request.

On those hot summer days Olivier's Rust has a swimming pool to cool off in, that is surrounded by lush green grass where children can run around and play on, and undercover braai/barbecue facilities are available to use when one does not feel like cooking. There is safe parking for your vehicles and trailers whilst you explore the spectacular nature and historical buildings in the village of De Rust, either on foot or donkey cart rides (which can be arranged on request) or adventure riding (mountain bikes and off road motorbikes). 

All in all, Olivier's Rust is perfect for those guests wanting a comfortable and quiet self-catering getaway with the option of having a few activities a drive away to make some great memories.

Olivier's Rust is located in De Rust, a small, quiet and tranquil countryside in the Garden Route, Western Cape and offers eight comfortable, fully equipped self-catering chalets which sleeps up to four people in each. Perfect for those guests wanting a comfortable and quiet self-catering getaway, with activities to make some great memories.

  • Each unit sleeps up to four persons.
  • A double bed and two single beds are at your disposal (camper cot available on request).
  • En-suite bathroom with both bath and shower.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette, with microwave, stove and bar fridge.
  • DSTV.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Plasma TV.
  • Daily housekeeping service (it means that mom can also relax).
  • Free WIFI around the whole property.
  • Braai facilities which are undercover.
  • Braai wood provided at a small fee.
  • Laundry service, per arrangement.
  • A salt chlorinated swimming pool to cool you down on those hot summer days.
  • Safe, off-street parking provided.
  • Olivier's Rust is within walking distance from restaurants, shops and the local supermarket. 

Adventure Activities

4X4 Routes The Klein Karoo is criss-crossed with secondary roads (dirt or gravel) which provide a large variety of interesting and scenic drives as well as the highest concentration of 4x4 routes in the country. Several options exist with differently graded routes suitable for all types of off-road vehicles and drivers with different levels of experience. 

Cycling Hire a mountain bike at the National Garage at the north entrance to town. 
Three Passes Tour Starting early in the morning, we drop you off at Meiringspoort where you cycle 17km's downhill through the poort, then on to Montague Pass where you do an easy 6km's uphill and 14km's downhill. Finally, we get to see what you're made of and tackle the mighty Swartberg Pass which is 1.5km's uphill and 19km's downhill. This includes all bicycles, safety gear, water bottles and back-up. 
Tel:  + 27 23 5411 227
E-mail: lindsay@dennehof.co.za
Website: www.dennehof.co.za 

Donkey Trails The Donkey Trail is an authentic heritage experience that takes you on an extraordinary hike over the Swartberg Mountain. 
Tel:  +27 44 213 3990
E-mail: calbitz@mweb.co.za 
Website: www.donkeytrail.com 

Hiking Some people just love the wide open spaces of the Klein Karoo, others appreciate the fact that they are hiking a world heritage site, still others appreciate the beauty of walking through an ecological hotspot where three plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge. 
Tel:  +27 21 659 3500
E-mail: bookings@capenature.co.za 
Website: www.capenature.co.za 
Koppie Trail On the hill behind the village (no permit required). The path starts at the top of Cromwell Street and ends in Klipstreet. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes or boots and carry some water. Wonderful views of the village and the Karoo. 
Tel:  +27 23 5411 366
E-mail: princealberttourism@intekom.co.za 
Website: www.patourism.co.za 

More activities...

Cheese Gay's Guernsey Dairy provides farm-fresh milk, yoghurt, cream, amasi, feta and hard cheeses. 
Tel:  +27 23 5411 274 
E-mail: gaysguernseydairy.yolasite.com 

Farmers’ Market Every Saturday morning on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum. Stallholders offer dried fruit, homemade jams, pickles, cakes and bread, fresh fruit and vegetables. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a pancake or an early lunch at the market.
Tel:  +27 23 5411 366 
E-mail: princealberttourism@intekom.co.za  

Karoo Labyrinth Is situated in the garden at St John the Baptist Church and has been constructed from local materials and indigenous plants. The path is defined by stones and weaves its way from the Church door towards a tree which provides shade for quiet contemplation and prayer.
E-mail: story@storyweavers.co.za 
Website: www.storyweaver.co.za/labyrinth.htm 

Wolskuur Spinners For 100% mohair hand-woven carpets, jerseys, mohair blankets and other mohair products. 
Tel:  +27 23 5411 363 
E-mail: woolspin@telkomsa.net

Reasons to visit De Rust

At the foot of the Swartberg lies the natural beauty of De Rust, a little farm village with a peaceful environment. Everything about De Rust is true - true hospitality, true Karoo environment and true peace and quiet.

Culture and history

Historical Building Walking Trail in town highlights popular building styles of the area. Visit the NG Church, Curio and Gift shops and view antiques and collectables at the Schoemans Gallery.



Animals A large variety of animals like klipspringer, grey rhebok, kudu, dassies, baboons, caracal and Cape mountain leopard are found in this area. Some of the most primitive beetle species (Colophon spp.) in the world can be found on the peaks of Meiringspoort. An amazing collection of bird life is also found here e.g. black-, fish- and martial eagle, Cape sugarbird and pied kingfisher. 

Meiringspoort With its incredible passageway of various towering sandstone cliffs that pierce the heart of the Swartberg Mountain Range. The plant life on the mountains is exceptional including species such as mountain Fynbos, Renosterveld, Karoo veldt, Spekboom, Aloes, Proteas as well as the well-known Pelargonium zonale, the ancestor of all Geraniums, which was first collected during 1689 in Meiringspoort. Guided tours are available. 
Tel:  + 27 23 5411 227
E-mail: lindsay@dennehof.co.za 
Website: www.dennehof.co.za 

Red Hills This Declared Nature Heritage site consists of red coloured open caves and is the only spot known in the world where the conglomerate stone enon appears above the earth. Take the 1½hr hiking trail on the farm to explore. Permit available from the Mons Ruber Wine Tasting Centre. 
Tel:  +27 44 251 6550
E-mail: monsr@lantic.net 
Website: www.geocities.com/monsr-za

Adventure Activities

Stompdrift Dam Offers fishing (a regular carp derby twice a year), boating, skiing, kayaking, swimming and a bird watching trip on a safari ship. Situated 6km outside of town, it is the largest dam in the Klein Karoo with a coastline of 25km. 
Tel:  +27 44 241 2087
E-mail: stompdriftdam@telkomsa.net 
Website: www.stompdriftdam.co.za 

Cycling on identified farm roads are safe and serene.

Hiking Pantry and Medicine Chest Smell and taste the plants used by the Khoisan to cure ailments. This 45 minute hiking trail will be quite an experience. 
Tel:  +27 44 382 7550
E-mail: info@toorfontein.co.za 
Website: www.toorfontein.co.za

More activities...

Houseboat Cruises Relax with a Sunset Cruise, bird watching safari or champagne breakfast on our safari ship “Stompie” - she can take up to 40 passengers. Or explore the more than 25km “coastline” of Stompdrift Dam with our luxury houseboat, Loeloeraai, for the real family treat and break-away. 
Tel:  +27 44 241 2087
E-mail: stompdriftdam@telkomsa.net 
Website: www.stompdriftdam.co.za 

Donkey Car Rides Available for site seeing, weddings and parties.
Tel:  +27 44 241 2231 or +27 44 241 22358 

Liquorice Factory The only one in South-Africa is situated in Dysselsdorp near De Rust.
Tel:  +27 44 251 6050 or  +27 83 922 2474

Sleeping in an ox wagon The sleeping facilities at Die Gat guest house will take you back to the days of the Voortrekkers. 
Tel:  +27 44 241 2406
E-mail: bookings@diegat.co.za 
Website: www.diegat.co.za 

Via Dolorosa On Kruisberg at Dysselsdorp a small, white church stands out and can be reached by a winding footpath, called the Via Dolorosa. This a popular gathering place for Christians all over South-Africa on Good Friday each year.

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9 Schoeman Street, De Rust, Garden Route

GPS: -33.48862, 22.53697 Map

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  • Iron / Ironing Service
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  • Microwave
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  • Secure Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • TV or Satellite TV
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  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
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