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Welcome to Rusthuiz Guest House in the heart of Stellenbosch

About Rusthuiz

Chances are you have stayed at many guesthouses before. Some you liked more than others but at Rusthuiz, the guest house feeling is out the door and you will feel right at home! From the moment you walk through our manicured garden, enjoy refreshments on our lush patio or enter our elegantly appointed guest lounge, you will experience a touch of luxury from every corner…

Rusthuiz guest house is a proud premier guesthouse in Stellenbosch and an easy 600m walk from town centre, world class restaurants and shops. Have us book you a guided tour of Stellenbosch, organise visits to art galleries and advise on activities in and around the winelands.

When escaping the formailties of Life, let Rusthuiz be your sanctuary in the heart of the Winelands.

The Team

Here at Rusthuiz we believe in creating a relaxed, yet elegant environment and the Rusthuiz Team will ensure that every demand is met efficiently and with a smile. We are proud to present our team to you:

The Taylors

René and Hendri Taylor first came to Stellenbosch as students, fell in love in the The Town of Oaks and never left again. Hendri is an entrepreneur at heart and an established businessman. He convinced René to join the world of Self-employment. On 01 April 2000 they took over Rusthuiz Guest House, which at the time has been an operating Guest House for two years.

Then came the life-altering moment in October 2002 when their daughter, Cara, was born. What joy she brought to her parents. January 2005 was yet another momentous occasion when their son, Julian, was born. Now Rusthuiz is a buzz with kids filling the house with laughter. Recently Nina, the adorable Beagle, joined the family. Nina must be the world’s friendliest dog and will forever stay a puppy at heart.

Stellenbosch has been their home for more than two decades and there is no place this energetic family would rather live.

René on life in Stellenbosch:

“It is wonderful to live and work in a vibrant and exciting town like this. Having Rusthuiz enables me to enjoy interacting with my guests and being with my children and enjoying them while they are still growing up.

After all this time, I am still in love with Stellenbosch. I am reminded of that every time that I go running in the mountain, taking a bike ride in Jonkershoek or just having coffee in town under the Oak trees with my girlfriends.”