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About Rustpunt

An award-winning establishment where excellence is our manner. Rustpunt is a 3 Star graded and AA Highly Recommended luxury self-catering cottage, mentioned as the winner in the Accommodation Awards Guide 'South Africa's Best 2011', and mentioned with an award as Highly Commended in 'South Africa's Best' Guide 2010, 2009 and 2008, and mentioned with an extra mile award as 'People Who Go The Extra Mile'.The cottage is situated at a very beautiful spot with a large private veranda and stunning mountains views, forests and garden views. We are just two minutes' walk from the famous Owl House and the centre of the village. Annemiek, your host, will welcome you to this tranquil and beautiful valley; good for the heart and soul. Start your holiday with a stay over for two nights to explore this interesting little village with his Owl House and artists and art galleries. The Self-catering Cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen with coffee and tea facilities, one bedroom with a king-size bed, a TV with DStv, heaters, electric blankets, a fan and a large private veranda with a braai. It can accommodate two adults. There is a bathroom with shower and bath amenities. There is Wi-Fi connection in the room from half October until May.The B&B consists of one luxury spacious Double En-suite Bedroom in the main house near the cottage, with a fridge and coffee and tea-making facilities. The room has a private entrance and a private veranda. Breakfast is only available from 15 October until 1 May. Breakfast is not included in the room rate. There is also Wi-Fi connection from half October until May in the room.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double En-suite Bedroom Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This spacious Double En-suite Bedroom is located in the main house and has a private entrance and a veranda with mountai... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Fan see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R770 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Self-catering Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, a large veranda and barbecue facilities. Features:  King beds, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more King beds, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R800 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Rustpunt

          34 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Marieta Pasch
          26 February 2018

          Peaceful, clean, good linen, fully equipped kitchen. No unpleasant surprises. Will recommend Rustpunt to my friends.

          Kate Swart
          13 January 2018

          We loved our two night stay in this quiet corner of the quaint village. Looking out over the Karoo from the stoep was magical, and we will definitely be back.The house is well equipped, and although it doesn’t have aircon, the fan and thick walls ensured that we remained cool on a scorcher of a day that reached 37 degrees.We love this little town, and can’t wait to visit again.

          Susan Haldane, New Zealand
          02 February 2017

          Thank you for a brilliant stay at Rustpunt. What a perfect place, private and beautifully refurbished.Thank you very much for the treats.We recommend this accommodation which is 5 minutes walk from the village. At night we used the car to get to the village as it was raining but during the day we found the walk easy and enjoyable.

          Gillian van der Riet, South Africa
          10 September 2016

          We really enjoyed our stay at Rustpunt. The peaceful setting on the edge of the town, comfortable cottage so well equipped with many extra touches of rusks, sherry, hairdryer, bathroom necessities.

          Alain Hocepied, South Africa
          03 July 2016

          A well appointed  self catering unit;however,no internet connection was a drawback.Beautiful surroundings and close to the center of an intriguing village.

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          Rustpunt Map

          Rustpunt is 0.6km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 263.1km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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