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Die Gat Guest House
Ranked #3 of 6 De Rust B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 5, 2010

Uniquely furnished in early 20th Century traditional style with tremendous attention to detail. This attention to detail was further reflected to extraordinary food for breakfast and evening meal of exceptional quality and magnifcently presented. Anton joined us for dinner and was hugely informative about the area and South Africa more generally. Susan gave us a lot of time over breakfast and was fascinating to listen to. Quite simply this is the most sensational guest house we have ever stayed in. Worth visiting South Africa just to stay here. Our one night with our South African friends should have been extended if it had been possible. The area is delightful for walking, driving and sightseeing. The Museum in nearby Oudtshoorn is worth a visit and excellent example of a community wishing to talk about its past.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2009

We stayed at Die Gat near the small village of De Rust for one night. It was a last minute arrangement - the booking made in the afternoon of our stay, yet it was one of the best B&B's of our trip and we wished we could've stayed longer because it was such a fantastic place.

The farmstead is an historical building and the surrounding gardens are magnificent. In the dry Karoo - this lush paradise was quite amazing to find. Susan (the owner) is able to maintain this wonderful garden and surroundings due to a constant water source on the property. The plants, the trees, the birdlife, and the garden 'decor' are truly remarkable. There are a number of chairs, benches and tables throughout the garden to sit and admire the view and the beauty.

The rooms are exquisite - very comfortable, large and the decor is special with many antiques and interesting objects.

The breakfast was absolutely marvellous. The presentation, the freshness, the tastiness, the choice were all completely excellent. I have since heard that the dinners are also legendary.

The owners are friendly and helpful and really provide a first class establishment. Out of the 14 b&b's we stayed during our month's trip - this was the only one that washed our car......(they observed that it was rather dirty after 6000kms and told one of their staff to wash it - we did not even have to request it...now that is service as it should be...!)

An absolute gem of a find - I would highly recommend it for a truly wonderful stay in every respect.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2015, traveled as a couple
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Address: Middelplaas, De Rust 6650, South Africa
Location: 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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