Who comes to Onze Rust?

Who comes to Onze Rust, and what can you expect to find?

We cater for a wide variety of special interest groups and accommodate every kind of traveller, from singles to golfers and business groups. Onze Rust also offers attractions and activities, including sunshine, all the year round.


The tourist on holiday:

Accommodation in our standard rooms, luxury rooms and luxury suites on the historic farm will remind you of days gone by. This makes the perfect base from which to explore Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town. You will be centrally located, within a 30-minute drive of Cape Town, the towns of Paarl and Somerset West, and the beaches of Gordon’s Bay and Strand. The surrounding area offers more than 40 wineries, 10 golf courses, beaches, theatre and other entertainment, and a variety of restaurants.

The business traveller

The business traveller can enjoy privacy and comfort in a natural setting, while being close to Cape Town International Airport and the city periphery. You can choose extra-length bed, both continental and hot breakfast, and get Free Wi-Fi and undercover parking. 

Longer stays for weeks or 3 months for those transferred available.

The Conference Centre

The Conference Centre caters for groups of up to 20 people. The garden areas create a relaxed and natural atmosphere for the centre, which hosts inspirational events throughout the year.

The health-conscious

The health-conscious will find Onze Rust the perfect setting for relaxation and stress-relief. Wellness workshops, holistic treatments and motivational talks are held in the Conference Centre, while a variety of holistic therapies can be organised on request. Onze Rust has been the venue for meditations, spiritual events and healing therapies. Our conference menus caters for vegetarians at no extra charge, and we recommend Low Carb options.

Foreign and local film groups

Foreign and local film groups can enjoy both privacy and a natural setting, with the advantage of being 20-30 minutes’ drive away from Cape Town production houses and 8 minutes from the Cape Town Film Studio just off N2. The farm itself, with historic buildings, accommodation for up to 24 peoples, a lush indigenous garden and small wild life, offers a range of photographic and filming possibilities. Privacy and exclusive use. Two big old sheds ideal for rustic shoots. Central location for several beach, mountain and historic settings.

Small garden weddings

Small garden weddings, exclusive parties and special functions receive our personal attention. We specialise in garden weddings for 50 to 60 people, which have the benefit of unique photo-shoot opportunities in the garden. Birthday parties for groups of 30 people can be arranged in the Country House or in the gardens.
Honey-mooners will find three of our luxury, double suites ideal.


Nature-lovers and bird watchers will consider Onze Rust a paradise. You will encounter squirrels in the oak trees, otters in the dams, and a variety of bird life including falcons, eagles, owls, Hadedah and water fowl on the farm.


Golfers and sporting enthusiasts will find ample golf courses and other facilities nearby for golfing, horse riding, hiking, cycling, swimming and other sports. Closest golf courses are De Zalze, Stellenbosch Golf Club and Strand Golf Club all within 15-20 minutes drive.


Families with 1-2 children can share the family units at an affordable rate. Swimming pool, lots of activities and attractions within 5 to 40 minutes drive including beaches 25 minutes drive away. University of Stellenbosch 15 minutes away, special rates for parents.

Wedding guest accommodation

Wedding Venue on site, guesthouse can host groups up to 24 people. Other venues close by such as Spier, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Skilpadvlei, 401Rosendal, Vredenheim and Hudsons, de Ouwe Klok, Webersburg.

Small dinners or champagne breakfast options for groups. Shuttle services can be arranged to venues.

Creative groups and Strategy planning

Some of our regulars:

Synnovation has visited 16 times with 2 day workshops for 10-12 people

Art retreats  and painting workshops - Ingrid Brooks