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Special Events

Celebrating those moments that matter

Rusty Gate is ideal as an extraordinary venue for small intimate weddings or special celebrations such as birthdays, family gatherings, bachelor’s parties and even corporate functions or team-building events.

Available Facilities

For such events we will reserve the Eagle’s Eyrie for your exclusive use.

This will include:

  • Peacock Place (reception hall)
  • Chit-Chat Lounge (lounge and bar area)
  • Outside entertainment area (including the firepit and braai)
  • Swallows’ Nest (bunkhouse accommodation)
  • Communal kitchen including two Smeg gas/electric cookers, fridges, freezers, microwave oven, urn, cooking equipment and utensils, scullery and basic crockery, cutlery and glasses for up to 80 guests
  • Our special wedding terrace overlooking the Helderstroom valley

You are welcome to book some or all of the cottages for additional guest accommodation, or the entire venue to ensure exclusivity and privacy.


Peacock Place can seat up to 60 people using existing tables, chairs and benches in the reception hall, and up to 80 people can be seated comfortably inside the venue.
For larger events, seating can be done for up to 100 guests by expanding table arrangements onto the covered veranda in front of Peacock Place.

Rates and Services

Our special events packages include the Eagle’s Eyrie venue and facilities as mentioned above. We do not provide for catering, special décor, sound, dance floors, additional crockery and cutlery, or tables and chairs, ablutions or any other services that may be required for unique or large events. Any of the facilities and/or services not specifically provided for by Rusty Gate must be in-sourced by the event organiser or coordinator. We will also gladly provide you with a list of local and regional suppliers and service providers for your event needs.


Contact us to make enquiries about our special events rates, which are subject to your specific needs and requirements.


What Our Guests Say

Rusty Gate is a great getaway for large or small groups, only a short drive from the city. We have been fortunate to visit many times over the years, for various occasions, to experience the wonder of nature and the outdoors. With recent renovations to the chalets and main area by the new hosts Anchen and Bokkie, they have some how managed to improve on an already amazing venue! From zip lining and paddling on the dam, mountain hikes, celebrations or quiet sundowners by the fire – Rusty Gate is and always will be one of our favourite local spots!

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Calley & Claire - January 2020

Rusty Gate never fails to provide the peace and tranquillity that one demands from a break away “from it all”. We have been coming to Rusty Gate for a few years now and always come away from our stay feeling well rested, relaxed and rejuvenated. The children love getting back to nature and enjoying the outdoors. The dam provides lots of fun activities for all to enjoy. The new owners are welcoming and have done magnificent improvements to the cottages to ensure your stay is a luxurious and comfortable one. Rusty Gate is a true gem that is worth the stay to get away and recharge.

★ ★ ★ ★

Belinda Backwell - January 2020

Rusty Gate is one of the best kept secrets in the Western Cape. Comfortable and clean, centrally located just of the beaten track, but out of the rush, with unbelievable natural beauty. The cottage was quaint and homely but well equipped and very clean. The views are spectacular. It is a great base , from which to do day trips to Franschhoek, Greyton and Hermanus, but you will eventually just want to switch off and wander all over the farm to take in the pristine fynbos and the amazing views. (“Afskies”)

★ ★ ★ ★

Tripadvisor - January 2020