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About Housemartin Guest Lodge

Housemartin Guest Lodge has been AA Highly recommended and is located in the scenic village of De Rust, at the southern entrance to the magnificent Meiringspoort. This 110-year old Victorian manor house offers 12 en-suite luxury guest rooms, set in the garden.

Each luxury room features its own veranda leading onto the gardens, orchard and sparkling pool. In the rooms you will find Muscadel, homemade biscuits, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and magazines. Other features include percale bed linen, and in winter we offer underfloor heating in the bathrooms as well as mohair blankets and electric under blankets to keep you snug and warm. These can be enjoyed at the table and chairs on the private, covered verandas.

The atmosphere lures the guests into gentle relaxation after a day exploring the walking and biking trails in the area or birding, cycling and wine tasting on the local estates. Try driving through the sandstone peaks of one of the highest mountain ranges in South Africa, the amazing Swartberg, or meandering through the Kammanassie and Outeniquas.

The Meiringspoort is a must see and is abundant with fauna and flora. The waterfall is superb to swim in and a great place to have a sundowner.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
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Reviews for Housemartin Guest Lodge

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Rudi Second
28 May 2018

Jan and Theresa are great hosts that will go out their way to make your stay enjoyable. Perfect spot to stay if taking part in the race which starts just up the road.

Barbara Gentil
25 April 2017

Housemartin is the perfect stopover - it's superbly clean and beautifully decorated in tasteful furnishings without being cluttered. Great shower and very comfortable bed.The one improvement that could be made is the checking in process. We were directed by the website to the entrance opposite the petrol station, then redirected around the corner where we received a gate code, only to be sent back to the first gate that we'd first gone to. It's not what you need after a five hour drive.

Roger Bradshaw, South Africa
13 February 2017

Had a stopover and were delighted. Theresa and Jan are very generous hosts. Lovely rooms and delightful garden and pool. Strongly recommended

Joost TRYHOU, South Africa
17 August 2016

Die eienaars, Garth en Karen , het ons onmiddellik baie welkom laat voel. Veilige parkering met outomatiese hek .Wi-Fi. Ons kamer was luuks met ideale bed. Meubilair en linnen was eersteklas. Badkamer was van 'n hoog standaard. Ons sal seker weer tuisgaan by Housemartin by 'n volgende besoek!

Carlo Fourie, South Africa
18 December 2015

Dankie Garth & Karin vir 'n onvergeetlike aandjie in julle lieflike gastehuis! Die gemak, heerlike kos en gasvryheid word opreg waardeer en ek wens julle net die beste toe vir die toekoms!Ek sal vir seker julle plek vir enige iemand aanbeveel en sal self definitief weer daar gaan bly!!

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Housemartin Guest Lodge is 0.7km from the centre of De Rust , the nearest airport 59.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Meiringspoort Waterfall

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