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About The Travelling Tortoise

About The Travelling Tortoise

The Travelling Tortoise is situated just outside of De Rust overlooking the Middleplaas Valley. The off-the-grid eco-resort comprises of 6 mountain chalets, set in the most beautiful environment with exceptional views.The chalets feature fully equipped kitchens, family-sized lounges and large decks with braai facilities. The property also offers guests 2 swimming pools one solar heated. 3 chalets have private wood fired hot tubs. There is secure parking on the premises. There is a short hike on the retreat where you will see a large variety of birds including many hawks, eagle

 Sleeps 36
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 21 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

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heinrich maarman
December 2021
I loved the tranquility, the beautiful surroundings and most amazing sun rise and sunsets, the sparkling pools and fantastic play area. My whole family loved the experience and can't wait to go back
lee-ann whitehead
September 2020
Great views, excellent service and relaxable fire tub.
denis radford
March 2020
On arrival at the reception car park - I got out to go up to reception, when Jeff arrived calling my name from his 4 wheeler bike. On seeing my bakkie, suggested we offload my baggage onto his bakkie to get up to the top of the hill, which is steep and very rocky, thinking my bakkie would not make it. At the Tortoise hut, he helped me unpack, took meat from me for freezing, and later brought me... Read more
beverley beckermann
January 2020
We stayed at the Padloper which is at the top. Large enough for 2 people. Nicely equipped with absolutely stunning 360-degree views of the mountains and farms below!
alan pitt
May 2019
Simplicity, ease, convenience


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading
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The Travelling Tortoise location

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The Travelling Tortoise is 3.3km from the centre of De Rust , the nearest airport 56.1km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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