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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:47

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Terms & Conditions and Indemnity



Ons Dorpshuis Guest House adheres to the POPI Act in order to protect our guests from harm and their right to privacy.  We ensure the integrity and safekeeping of personal information in our possession or under our control.  We will take steps to prevent the information being lost or damaged, or unlawfully accessed. 

  1. Proof of Identification

It is mandatory for guests to present valid photo identification at the time of check-in. According to government regulations, a valid Photo ID has to be carried by every person above the age of 18 staying at the guest house.  Without original copy of valid ID the guest will not be allowed to check-in.

  1. General Indemnity

Whilst every care has been taken by Ons Dorpshuis Guest House to ensure the safety of guests and their possessions whilst enjoying our accommodation, Ons Dorpshuis Guest House and the owners does not accept any liability in the event that any loss or damage to persons or property is experienced by a guest and their visitors. Should any action by a guest be deemed inappropriate by the hotel, or if any inappropriate behaviour is brought to the attention of the hotel, the hotel reserves the right, after the allegations have been investigated, to take action against the guest.

  1. Valuables

Ons Dorpshuis Guest House or the owners does not accept any liability for loss of or damage to any valuables or property belonging to guests or their visitors.  It is therefore the sole responsibility of all guests to make arrangements for adequate insurance coverage on all valuable items prior to arrival at Ons Dorpshuis Guest House.  This includes but is not limited to, photographic equipment, laptops or other electronic devices, jewellery, cash and vehicles.

  1. Loss or Damage to Ons Dorpshuis Guest House

Should Ons Dorpshuis Guest House suffer any loss or damage as a result of an act or omission by a guest or visitor of a guest, the guest will remain liable for full reimbursement of such loss or damage incurred and will be billed accordingly.

  1. Right of Admission Reserved

Ons Dorpshuis Guest House at all times reserves the full right of admission and accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may result from the legal and reasonable exercising of such rights.

  1. Swimming Pool

Any guest or their visitors using the swimming pool and surrounding area are utilising such facilities entirely at their own risk and that they are fully aware that there are no lifesaving facilities of any nature provided and therefore indemnify Ons Dorpshuis Guest House and the owners of this facility in full and shall have no claim of whatsoever nature against the Ons Dorpshuis Guest House and the owners including any claim from any injury/ bodily harm/death and or/loss of property which could arise from the use of this facility.

  1. Parking Lot

Parking is available free of charge for all guests.  Do not park in front or in the way of the electrical gate or cause any parking obstructions.  Do not leave any valuables inside your car while it is parked.  We cannot accept responsibility for the loss or theft of any such articles while your car is parked on our premises.  Parking is at own risk.

  1. Minors

Minors are the sole responsibility of the parents, guardian(s) or the person or persons in whose care they are whilst at Ons Dorpshuis Guest House or whilst using its facilities.  Youngsters must be under adult supervision at all times (apartments & entertainment areas).

  1. Non-Smoking

Ons Dorpshuis Guest House, in recognition of Health, Safety and Environment concerns, is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees, visitors and contractors.  Ons Dorpshuis Guest House is a NON-SMOKING establishment and your co-operation in this regard will be appreciated.  At some dedicated Self Catering units smoking is permitted and designated outside areas.  Smokers are invited not to smoke immediately outside the entrances or open windows.  Please use provided ashtrays and keep area cigarette free.

  1. Check In / Check Out

Check-in time starts at 14h00, but every effort will be made to accommodate earlier.  All outstanding balances are due on arrival and payable before check-in.  Keys will be handed over to the guest after payment and administration at all times. The office closes at about 20:00 for late arrival, please arrange it prior to check-in. The after hour number is 082 927 5097

Check-out is at 10:00am, later check-out is possible by arrangement only.  Please leave the room keys at Reception or at specific key box at different houses.  The cost for replacement of lost room keys or damaged locks is applicable and to be paid immediately in cash.

  1. Noise Levels

As Ons Dorpshuis Guest House is situated in a residential area, guests and their visitors are expected to show consideration to our neighbours and fellow guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum.  It is not allowed to play music out of any vehicle, units or stereo systems.  Bad behaviour and excessive noise are not tolerated; if it continues, the police will be called and the offenders evicted.  If you have a complaint, please speak to Duty Manager immediately.   Noise timeout is 21:30 during the week and 23:00 on weekends.  The braai area must be vacated by 23:00. No singing or gatherings may be allowed in the apartments, parking areas or leisure areas. Such events/gatherings must be held in the conference venues at additional costs and arrangements.

  1. Extra Guests / Visitors

All extra guests or visitors must kindly report to the office, complete a visitor sign-in sheet and pay any additional costs.  Overnight guest must pay R 200.00 per person per night, excluding all meals.  No meals will be allowed to be shared with extra guests or visitors.

Terms and Conditions

By signing this indemnity form I state that I have read and understood the terms and conditions and that I am aware that the Terms and Conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Indemnity form. The person receiving this set of rules undertakes to bring the rules to the attention of all the members of his or her group.  This person also accepts responsibility for compliance with the rules by all members of his or her group.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:09

Undercover - Newsletter #09/11/2017

Welcome to each and every one.

We are honestly happy to have you back.

If there are any brand new visitors or guests, we trust that you will become regulars as from Today!

This week I had to deal with the breaching or breaking of our well entrenched value system.  We have always believed that nothing can beat HONESTY, TRUST, FAIRNESS and RESPECT in the race to the most worthy of VALUES.

I still believe it to be true, but don’t know how to handle the straight faced, pre-meditated confrontation by well-loved and, I thought well known acquaintances. 

Is it possible that people can change so drastically?

What are all circumstances and trigger for a normal adult to change heart and behavior 360°?

Is it that predictable, or are we that naïve?

How do we face it, see it coming and find the emotional intelligence to see the big picture?

How do we rise above the waves and keep ourselves from not JUDGING?

Maybe, I have missed the book, the boat and the plot?

Please tell me, it’s not only me?



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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:42

Undercover - Newsletter #25/10/2017

Welcome Back Everyone!!

If it’s your first time here, I trust that you will also become a well-loved regular!

There is always a first!

Many firsts are memorable, others fall through the cracks and get stored in our memory boxes, perhaps to be visited one day…unexpectedly triggered by something unforeseen.

Some firsts are planned, with meticulous planning skills where we try to create our own journeys.

How easy it is to fail in this process.

Some firsts we do not choose and we don’t see it coming! 

This could go both ways unfortunately.

It could become one of the most memorable moments of your life or stored in the “GREAT SADNESS” file.


My prayer for you is that the majority of firsts and/or the next “FIRST” in your life will be one to never be forgotten, one for the “LIFE CHANGING FOR THE BETTER” file.

I am on a personal mission to find many firsts in this month in Jordan and Israel.


Watch this space



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Monday, 18 September 2017 08:39

Undercover - Newsletter #18/09/2017

Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening to each and every one.

Thinking about this week brought me to a quote of Dr. David Molope,

“What is basic and simple to you…is life to those people”

How very true this is!!

We just had the privilege to spend 2 full days with beautiful girls, all currently in Secondary School.  They all attended our first Life Skills for Young Woman Workshop.

What a life changer and eye opener for ME…

To find myself thinking about how different they are, but on the other hand, how exactly the same!!

They are on a route, a circle that we have completed.  They are vulnerable, somehow excited but

mostly fearful of the future.

They deal with so many unfair and almost adult issues.

We laughed, taught them the theory of many topics and I realised again that things entrenched in me by years, and I mean years of experience and learning the hard way…they are totally clueless about.

Their sponge brains needed this.

Assistance and tips and tools to handle the uncertainties and reality of life!!

Who knows where and how soon they will have to apply any of this …maybe, just maybe these basic and simple things we would teach them will mean life in this dishonest, untrustworthy, disrespectful and unfair life.

Life that happens anyway and you can’t see it coming.

Therefore, my plea to all – Please Do, Please Share, Please Teach –


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Monday, 07 August 2017 10:02

UnderCover - Newsletter #07/08/2017

Welcome Home Everyone!!

We have passed the longest night and summer is just around the corner…definitely makes me feel a little less depressed!!

Last time I thought, write about thankfulness and being grateful for things and this week I had so many instances of people with problems, a lot bigger than my, who crossed my path!

One of our guests lost her husband, one young mother needed a place to stay urgently as her situation at home became unbearable, another one of our guests battle with diabetes and an acquaintance’s husband is fighting with cancer that is spreading…

The gratefulness and being thankful message is a difficult one to promote when people are in the midst of crisis like this.  

How do we pull through, how do we make ourselves get out of bed every morning?

Usually it helps to find that goal, or that forgotten bucket list item and start with something new to take the focus away from the struggles.  Find people to trust and to help you de-clutter your thoughts and life…each one of us should have stretcher bearers, to support us and help us to the bath of Bethesda when the water is stirred by the angels…

Be that stretcher bearer for someone if you are in the lucky group!

Helping someone might become a goal on its own!

Find joy in sharing, share your troubles or share a troubled soul’s burden –

But in the end…

Be thankful and grateful

Be the best you, in spite of circumstances.



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Friday, 07 July 2017 14:12

UnderCover - Newsletter #07/07/2017

Welcome Back Everyone

We have survived half of the winter and I think that the general feeling is one of gratitude.

If you were ill – be grateful for being better…

If you were not ill – be grateful for a healthy mind and body

If you are leaving your house early – be grateful for the sunrise that is there to greet you every day.

If you are traveling a lot - be grateful for protection on the roads.

If you are traveling – be grateful for a job and or on our side –

we are grateful for all new guests and returning guests.

Sometimes we get pulled into so much unfortunate day to day issues and problems and we cannot see a thing to be grateful for …

or we are just too busy to look!

My plea is, Look Again, look around you and find one thing to day to be GRATEFUL for. 

Marvel in the thought and enjoy the blessing.

Make time to live!!

Steal time if you have to …

The sad thing is “if you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you are eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want”



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 13:58

UnderCover - Newsletter #24/05/2017

Welcome back everyone!!

We are so happy to see everyone back here at the Guesthouse after Easter break.

We hope that you enjoyed the time spent with family and friends.

And now like they will say it’s back to the grinding stone.

Have you noticed that the seasons have started changing and the mornings and evenings are getting colder and colder?

The motivation to just quickly jump out of the bed to start getting ready for work seems to be lacking as the comfort and warmth of your bed is calling you back to its sweet embrace.

Now the cold drinks and iced teas will be replaced with coffee, milo and hot chocolate and if you are looking for a quick fix please come down to our dining room, make yourself a nice 

warm cup of your favourite winter drink and relax with a book from our library. 

If you want to check out a book and keep it with you for your stay here with us, all you have to do is come sign the register in the Office.

You can also enjoy all the wonderful art pieces from our local artist Hannatjie Visser that we have on display in our Live Art Exhibition.  Maybe even buy one as a

Mother’s or Father’s Day gift.

So let me leave you with one of my favourite winter poems

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 13:10

Ons Dorpshuis Guesthouse

Since 2000 we have worked hard to establish and grow Ons Dorpshuis Guest House from only a few Self Catering units to a combined mix of 47 different three and four star graded rooms.

We are currently an established and well-known brand in Rustenburg and we are proud to be affiliated with the UNESCO Registered Biosphere.  We have succeeded to find the balance between giving our guests either a luxurious stay in our four star graded guest houses or a more practical budget stay in our three star graded self-catering apartments.

All our facilities, rooms and houses have a definite “WOW” factor but simultaneously provide a place that makes each person feel right at home.  You will be greeted with a well-dressed, well trained and friendly face at reception and also be transported in our newly branded vehicles.

We have been complimented on our creativity and unexpected practical approach to everything!  We have recently revamped our courtyard to make it softer on the eye and universally accessible for everyone.

Guests now can buy something for the sweet tooth at our Candy Corner Shop and then head towards our well stocked library.  You can either relax with a good book or enjoy the sun by the pool or work of some of the stress in our gym.  The art lovers will feel at home amongst the many original artworks.  This live exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and welded metal landscape art pieces by our local artist Hannatjie Visser.         

 The majority of our guests are people travelling to Rustenburg to work in the area. We are however perfectly situated to accommodate guests, travelling between South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.  

Due to our close proximity to Gauteng as well as pleasant northwest weather, we are also the answer to weekend and leisure guests, looking for a reasonable price and an interesting place to stay.  You now have the opportunity to make use of our Weekend Package deal that gives you a reason to explore Rustenburg and all it has to offer.

Together with RATA, Ons Dorpshuis has launched a new community project to help make the streets of Rustenburg more accessible to Tourists.  We place newly painted street names on the corners of the designated streets in easy view of passing motorists.  Ons Dorpshuis is also the proud accommodation sponsor for the very first RARA Sunrise to Sunset 100km Magaliesberg Biosphere Woman’s Walk. 

To put a cherry on a very large Ons Dorpshuis Cake we present our new established BEE Company, La Rona Hospitality Services, which is a registered company with a workers trust, rewarding loyalty of our hardworking and dedicated employees.

We are small enough to care, and big enough to give you choice.  We are definitely not just a Guesthouse – Watch This Space!!

Ons Dorpshuis

Your Place in the World

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This house is our newly added addition to our portfolio and has lots of potential.  Currently it houses our Gym, Hair Salon, our brand new Dining Room and 2 Midi Rooms as well as one Maxi Room.


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Adress: 15 Christie de Wit st
Proximity: Main Reception + Main Dining room
# on bedrooms: 8 (1 Midi, 6 Maxi, 1 Exec)
Max # of guests: 16-19 Guests
Reception: 15 Christie de Wit st
Wifi: Yes

Your place in our world is...

Out of 44 rooms on four different sites, no two are alike.

Sleep comfortably under a stylish handmade quilt. The colour, texture and composition of each quilt tell our detailed story.
Have the honour to share your memories with handmade metal sculptures by a local artist, Hannatjie Visser. They’re called memories in metal and comprises of recycled iron.


Our New Events Calendar

We are very proud to add this new feature to our website and will be working day and night to keep the events being shown on the Calendar up to date and as informative as we possibly can.  


Upcoming events







Guest Houses

If you want the personal touch but a unique and artistic setting, this is for you. None of our 20 four star graded rooms are the same. We offer different configurations of beds & room layout as well as 3 different levels of price to suit any budget.


Self Catering Apartments

If budget accommodation is what you are looking for, this is it. The self catering units are fully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms units with a total of 24 rooms. These are perfect for sports teams, groups, contract workers, single working people or families.

We are small enough to care, but big enough to give you choice, whether you are only 1 person or a big group we will try and make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.