De Rust Farmers Market


De Rust Farmers Market – Saturday 3rd March


We are now going into our sixth month with our Farmers Market in De Rust. The gardens at Housemartin Guest Lodge and The Plough Restaurant have proved to be an idyllic venue.

Yep, the next De Rust Farmers Market will take place on Saturday 3rd March.

The venue is as always the gardens of the Housemartin Guest Lodge and The Plough Restaurant in Schoeman Street, De Rust.

The market is from 08:00 until around 13:00. Refreshments are available from the Plough Restaurant and include coffee, tea, cold drinks, pizza, breakfast and light snacks like toasted sandwiches etc.

Come and join us for a relaxing morning; meet some of our local yokels and of course stock up on fresh farm produce and gifts.

Should you want to bring goodies to sell, there is no charge for a table and you keep all the profits. Great deal! Candy is not doing it for the money but for the community and the vendors.

Looks like the weather man is also going to be kind to us… if he gets it right :-)

Contact Candy at 081 468 9207.


Farmers Market – 3rd December 2011


De Rust Farmers Market

Saturday 3rd December – Starts at 08:00


Looking for Christmas gifts then come and browse around at the market. You will find plants, honey, delicious fresh produce, home-made goodies and much more. All proudly – De Rust. Ok we have invited some neighbours as well but we are proud to have them join us.

Candy is working hard to bring in new partners and a greater variety of goods. This coming Saturday there will once again be something new. The farmers’ wives have also been busy and will be bringing along some of their own handy work like

  • hand painted cushions
  • embroidery work
  • Christmas Gifts
  • home made meat pies and sausage rolls

Diana will be here once again with her delicious vegetable curry!

See you in De Rust on Saturday morning in the gardens at Housemartin.


P.S. While you are in De Rust why not browse around our interesting gift shops and also visit the beautiful waterfall in Meiringspoort. There is a good reason why we are known as the Jewel of the Klein Karoo. Visit us and find out.



Farmers Market – De Rust – 5th November 2011


Farmers Market 5th November 2011 – De Rust


Housemartin Guest Lodge and Plough Restaurant invites you to the next De Rust Farmers Market on the 5th November 2011.

We are looking forward to a great day. There will be new folk bringing their produce and we are also hoping  for more fresh produce like the delicious spinach shown below. The spinach sold out very quickly at the last market.

De Rust Farmers Market

Tony’s Sauces, a big seller last time, will be there again. His Avocado  Salad Dressing and Peri Peri Sauce were the favourites.

If you missed it last time don’t be slow on Saturday 5th… Jack’s De Rust Dynamite. Hot Chunky Chilli Relish.

De Rust Farmers Market

And for those who missed breakfast… Candy’s delicious wood-fired Pizzas. Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast?

De Rust Farmers Market



Welcome to Housemartin Guest Lodge and Plough Restaurant – De Rust


Hi there,

Bill and Christina Martin and Candy White welcome you to their new home on the Web. We trust that you are going to enjoy interacting with us on the Housemartin Guest Lodge and Plough Restaurant – De Rust Blog.

Besides our friendly family hospitality, 4 star accommodation and excellent cuisine, we have so much more to offer YOU… our esteemed guests.

No doubt you are aware that our beautiful village was voted Town of the Year 2011 in the Rapport and Kwela Competition to select the best town in South Africa and Namibia.

You need to Bookmark this page and come back often to grab a hold of our regular updates of what is happening in and around De Rust.

We are going to make it easy for you to experience our Little Karoo treasures by providing you with regular articles and irresistible special offers.

What are they?

You will have to keep coming back to find out :-)

See you soon,