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“An Oasis-” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Die Gat Guest House

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Die Gat Guest House
Ranked #3 of 6 De Rust B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An Oasis-”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

De Rust is in the Eastern part of the Western Cape. Beautiful Drive and Mountain passes to explore. Five kilometres outside town is ' DIE GAT' It is a farm stay. The hosts have 5 cottages to choose from. Driving into the property is a wonderful garden. The farmers Anton and Susannah where wonderful hosts and the table had wonderful breakfasts. Not the usual bacon and eggs. And arrange to have dinner which is wonderful. Beautifully cooked Karoo style food. Enjoyed the stay, the food and will stay longer next time.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We went to De Rust to run the Meiringspoort 21km and stayed at Die Gat the night before the race. It is extremely well kept and the attention to detail was amazing. The hospitality of Anton was outstanding and we were extremely impressed with the lovely room we stayed in.

If you like "Old world charm" this one is for you!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Somerset West, South Africa
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

What a lovely guest house, the best we have stayed at! Attention to detail, the food, the delightful garden and Anton & Susan are such wonderful hosts. We will definitely recommend it to all our friends and hopefully will go back next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Having been recommended Die Gat we decided to give it a try on a road trip ya rough the Klein Karoo and subsequently enjoyed what can only be described as a unique and perfect typically Afrikaans hospitality experience.
Located just outside the tiny town of De Rust and 5 km down a hard packed earth road (fine for regular cars) you will drive into what can only be described as a green oasis of gardens around this old house which is listed as a historical monument being the first house ever built in this area surrounded by green assures and views over the hills.
The accommodations are all en-suite and located in several outbuilding and everyone has its own character especially the unit beautifully build on an original Ox Cart.
Eating in would be justified by its "off the track" location alone but no matter where it might have been located the cooking and ambience would never face any competition!! It is simply superb and generous served on an immaculate table setting in the main living room of the house surrounded by antiques and memorabilia and hosted by Anton whilst Susan works her kitchen magic.
A stay here will prove a truly unique experience.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Thank you for an absolute wonderful stay. The attention to detail in everything just kept on surprising us. We were exceptionally comfortable and not only was there a fireplace with a lit fire on our arrival, but there was a heater, aircon and electric blankets too! I must congratulate Susan on probably the best breakfast I have ever had. What an imaginative and beautifullly presented breakfast served in the sumptuous dining room. We will definitel be going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

Thank you Susan, for taking such loving care of your property. From the moment we drove through the gates, it was just so obvious that you love what you do and that you care for your guests comfort. Breakfast's were fantatstic and prepared with care and detail - pity we didn't get the chance to do dinner with you, we know it would have been fantastic. We will definately be back to visit again. Take care and keep well, Cliff & Lea

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CliffordH
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Berlin
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

A museum-like bedroom and inviting swimming pool set in lovely grounds. But the highlight has to be the food, splendidly cooked and most beautifully presented by Susan, with insightful and fascinating conversation from Anton. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Die Gat Guest House
Address: Middelplaas, De Rust 6650, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > De Rust
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in De Rust
Number of rooms: 4

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