Our pet friendly farm is just 2.5kms from Villiersdorp, and on the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam. De Rust Cottage is a conveniently located, self-catering accommodation near all that the valley has to offer and is perfect for exploring the Overberg.
The main Farmhouse sleeps up to 8 in three large bedrooms, and is very spacious with a large lounge/ dining and kitchen/ scullery with laundry too, and a huge, fenced in garden with braai area and plenty of space.
Fig Cottage and Willow Cottage have queen extra-length beds and are luxuriously appointed. The cottages can house up to 4 guests per cottage and have an en-suite bathroom with kitchen/ dining and outside entertainment areas.
De Rust is a working pear farm with 1km of Theewaterskloof Dam frontage and is a neighbour to the Theewaters Sports Club, and the closest countryside farm cottage to the Sports Club too.
Take a stroll from your cottage down towards Frog Bay, cross the river and listen out for the thousands of frogs that call Frog Bay theirs, an undisturbed wetland at the tip of the Theewaterskloof Dam.
Meander up through the pear orchards and soak up the sun whilst swimming, picnicking and relaxing at your private dam. Add to this a feast of scrumptious farm-fresh goodies from our local smoke house and deli.
Known as the “Pearl of the Overberg”, Villiersdorp is one of the few bustling towns (within an hour or so of the airport) left in the Western Cape that is not overrun by commercialism. The restaurants are personal, the portions generous and well-priced, and there are options for many different tummies.
Options range from traditional country food to home cooking and deli-style selections from the various country cafe’s.
Many activities area available to those seeking them out, although we at De Rust Cottage prefer to have our guests relax and soak up the countryside, and do as little as possible…
And that it is – the orchestra of the wildlife at night is a symphony of sounds!
We are pet friendly, so feel free to bring your furballs and enjoy the walking, splashing and swimming spots.
Sundowners can be anywhere – take time to find your favourite one. Ours is lounging on the hammock at the private Pear Dam with a fire crackling in the background.
Up until 2017, De Rust was a “just a farm”, with its beauty and secrets undiscovered and hidden away, like the private Pear Dam, nestled among the orchards and overlooking the valley and mountains beyond – the perfect hideaway to picnic, swim and soak up the sun…