Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge

Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge

DE RUST ACCOMMODATION

ZWARTBERG VIEW MOUNTAIN LODGE

4-stars

Overview

This is where you will find one of the most amazing hideaways in the Western Cape.

Set amongst the mountains and the famous red hills, in our own private nature reserve and surrounded by game reserves – a secret place of magnificent views, glorious sunsets, star filled nights without a single city light to distract you, wonderful encounters with wildlife, fabulous food, long nights around the blazing fire

Situated a mere 15 minutes away from the bustling town of Oudtshoorn and even less to the major attractions of the region – from the breathtaking Swartberg Pass, to the wonders of Meiringspoort and everything else that makes Oudtshoorn the tenth most visited region in South Africa!

Our Rooms

Set amongst red Enon hills, and surrounded by game and nature with magnificent views, glorious sunsets, and star filled nights.

There are three chalets set on a hillside overlooking the valley and one cottage in the dry riverbed. Each of the chalets has a private deck with armchairs and cushions, each decorated in a different animal theme. If you are looking for Tourist Graded luxury 4* lodge this is the place for you,and we do endeavour to give you all the comforts that you might need and more.

The Chalets are set 300m and the Cottage about 50m from the main lodge where we light our nightly fire, eat dinner and breakfast. The animal view from here in the evening is spectacular. This makes every evening a really special occasion. The Chalets are directly linked to our two walking trails which take you right up to the hills and valleys and back to your chalet.

Our 4th Self Catering Cottage is tucked away in the river bed. It has its own fireplace and is completely secluded from the main lodge and other Chalets – but guests may, of course, join for breakfast or dinner, as you wish. This is a perfect honeymoon hideaway or for small families.

Private secluded deck overlooking valley, tea/coffee station, en-suite bathroom with shower, mini fridge with bottled water (no charge), aircons, panel heater for winter, bedding and towels provided and a hair dryer.

Our Facilities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Secured parking
  • Free parking
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 64 554 4905
Email: bookings@zwartbergview.co.za
Website: www.zwartbergview.co.za
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Check In / Check Out

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.529669
Longitude: 22.393601

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 31 46
Longitude: E22 23 36

GPS
Latitude: S 33 31.780
Longitude: E 22 23.616

Thabile Lodge

Thabile Lodge

OUDTSHOORN ACCOMMODATION

THABILE LODGE

4-stars

Thabile Lodge 

Thabile means “a place of happiness” in the native language Sotho and is situated at the foothills of the Swartberg mountains in the Little Karoo, just outside of Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Your host Len, will warmly welcome you to his Lodge… which has become a natural extension of his home – you will arrive as guests, but leave as friends!

The lodge’s quiet, farm atmosphere offers sanctuary from the glow and buzz of the city – the perfect oasis for balancing the mind, body and soul. Please know that we are an animal-loving Lodge and Len as well as all of his 4-legged friends, look forward to welcoming you to Thabile Lodge!

The stillness of the ancient landscape brings with it a much slower pace of living. Here, people take time to chat – when they ask how you are, they really want to know and they’ll sit down with you for a while to hear.

Add to that the breathtaking landscape, a unique biome of lush flowers and an abundance of wildlife, the Karoo will capture your heart and you will want to stay forever!

 

ROOMS

Natural, rustic finishes offer a distinct African flair to the 12 en-suite rooms situated in 6 cottages, allowing interaction with others or complete privacy.

  • Each cottage comprises two separate rooms, allowing interaction with others or complete privacy.
  • Each room has its own veranda with breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains.
  • Bathroom basins are handmade adding a unique touch to the rustic finishes.
  • Rooms are spacious and air conditioned.
  • Beds are easily converted to twin or king size, depending on your requirements.
  • A single bed can be added for a child. Please let us know when making your reservation.
  • Free Wireless Internet (WiFi), tea and coffee facilities.

Our Facilities

  • Pool with beautiful mountain views
  • Small cardio gym
  • TV lounge with large screen TV and a selection of music & DVDs
  • Fully stocked and cozy bar
  • Jacuzzi and Steam room
  • Large landscaped gardens
  • Free Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Breathtaking variety of natural flora and an abundance of bird life
  • Nature walks on the farm (eager 4-legged friends will gladly join you!)

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 251 6116
Mobile: +27 82 5645 295
Fax: +27 44 251 6115
Email: info@thabilelodge.co.za
Website: www.thabilelodge.co.za
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Check In / Check Out

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.5435
Longitude: 22.409917

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 32 36
Longitude: E22 24 35

GPS
Latitude: S 33 32.610
Longitude: E 22 24.595

Asher Stable Stay

Asher Stable Stay

DE RUST ACCOMMODATION

ASHER STABLE STAY

Overview

Asher Stable Stay guesthouse is situated on a farm previously known for its much-loved horses, at the foot of the Swartberg mountains only 5.5km from a small village, De Rust, and 10km from Meiringspoort, the gateway that connects the Klein Karoo and the Groot Karoo.

We, at De Rustica Stable Stay, look forward to welcoming you!

Grab the opportunity to relax stress-free in the Little Karoo!

Our accommodation offers 6 comfortable stable rooms equipped with the basic necessities. We choose to appreciate the scenery and beauty of nature around us and therefore, have no day to day access to technology, thus escaping the hassle and bustle of day to day traffic and rat race!

Our Rooms:

In room Facilities:
We have 3 Rooms with Double Beds and 3 Rooms with Twin
Beds with En-Suite Bathroom with shower basin and toilet.

  • Bathroom amenities includes – Body shower gel / Conditioning Shampoo /
  • Hand wash
  • Coffee/Tea and making facilities.
  • Bar Fridge.
  • Room Fans.
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Smoke free rooms.

Our Facilities:

  • Communal Kitchen – with microwave, gas stove, and all cooking utensils
  • BBQ area with casual outdoor seating to soak up the African sun.
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hiking / Walking / Jogging / Bird Watching.
  • You can bring your mountain bikes along for trails up the mountain.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 241 2177
Precilla: +27 83 627 1494
Email: asherstablestay@derustica.co.za
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Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.490719
Longitude: 22.488948

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 29 26
Longitude: E22 29 20

GPS
Latitude: S 33 29.443
Longitude: E 22 29.337

Meijer’s Rust

Meijer’s Rust

DE RUST ACCOMMODATION

MEIJER’S RUST

Overview

Meijer’s Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the stunning Meiringspoort, just outside the beautiful village of De Rust.

You are welcome to enjoy camping and hiking high in the Swartberg Mountains surrounded by fynbos as well as waterfalls.

Try a farm stay in our historic stone house, perfect for romantic getaways, or perhaps merely savour the Karoo in one of our superb self-catering chalets.

Our Units

Stone House

Romantic Stone cottage, built in the 1850’s, is located on a plateau above Meiringspoort. It sleeps two and you need only bring food and wine to make this an unforgettable experience. The cottage is accessible to vehicles with high clearance and is a good starting point for the farm’s wonderful hiking trails.

Chalets

We have four comfortable, fully equipped, self catering chalets. They are set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and each chalet has a queen size bed with a sleeper couch ideal for children and adults alike, braai area, covered stoep and undercover parking.  Full bathroom boasting a large shower, freestanding bath, double basins, toilet and bidet.

Milk Barn

The Milk Barn cottage is a fully equipped, self catering, two roomed cottage sleeping four. The main bedroom has a double bed and the open plan living area has stacked bunk beds ideal for children.

Upper Campground

*Currently Closed

New Bottom Campground

Our new campsite has place for 10 x 2-4 campers with an ablution block with 2 x complete bathrooms with shower, toilet and basin. There is an outside wash up area. All hot water is provided by a gas geyser and 220v is available.

The site is situated on the bottom farm bordering on the N12, with a spectacular view of the foot of the Swartberg mountain and Meiringspoort. The site is near the main house and the swimming dam.

Our Activities:

Meijer’s Rust offer lots of activities:

Hiking Trails

Our hiking trails start in Meiringspoort and take you to the top of the Swartberg Mountain with 360º views that will take your breath away. They can lead to natural, ancient waterfalls, pools and rare San rock art.

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain bike trails have an elevation level of 500m and are only recommended for the seriously fit. Check with us before you attempt these and we will provide you with the proper documentation and maps.

Bird Life

There are over 180 species of birds recorded on the farm. To make the most of your visit we can advise you on the best trails. Attached is a checklist that you can print to use to determine which birds you have seen.

Plant Life

The Little Karoo has the second largest plant biome on the planet, only to be exceeded by the tropics. There are many types of fynbos and cacti, making this area a plant lover’s paradise. It is where the geranium was originally discovered in the mid 1800’s and taken to London’s Kew Gardens for domestication. We recommend that you buy a copy of the book “Field Guide to Fynbos” by John Manning. It will help you identify the plants you discover here.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 241 2420
Fax: +27 44 241 2059
Email: Bmeijer@aol.com
Website: www.meijersrust.co.za
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Check In / Check Out

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Alternative times can be arranged.

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -27.764
Longitude: 22.558333

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S27 45 50
Longitude: E22 33 30

GPS
Latitude: S 27 45.840
Longitude: E 22 33.500