Things To Do in De Rust

De Rust is situated in the Karoo, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Self Drive Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

Where? Oudtshoorn
Route: Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust Description: Follow the road that winds along the banks of the Groot River as it meanders through Meiringspoort, after using the ...

Domein Doornkraal

Where? De Rust
Domaein Doornkraal is situated in the shadow of the Swartberg mountains in the Karoo. The Le Roux family has been in the farming business for generations. The estates basic philosophy is that wine is a gift ...

Excelsior Vlakteplaas

Where? De Rust
On the R341 just beyond the Klein Karoo town of De Rust is the farm Excelsior at Vlakteplaas where grapes have been farmed for the last 80 years and the present wine maker, Danie Schoeman, is the fifth ...

Kanna Biodiversity Route

Where? Start in Calitzdorp
The Kanna Biodiversity Route is a rural tourism route created by Open Africa as a way to draw attention to the lesser-known gems, and old favourites, of the Klein Karoo and Route 62. Kanna, or Sceletium ...

Klapperbos Farm Stall

Where? De Rust
If you want to give back to the community, pop into the Klapperbos Farm Stall in De Rust. Try one of Freda Schoeman’s WOW products (Werk op die Werf) which are produced by local farm workers. The syrup ...

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Where? De Rust
The exquisite beauty of the Klein Karoo is ideally represented by the small town of De Rust, nestled among the Swartberg Mountains. This town is actually considered to be the gateway between the Klein Karoo ...

Mons Ruber Winery

Where? De Rust
How about coming and tasting wine at a farm that has been producing wine since the mid-19th century? Well the Mons Ruber Winery on the way to Oudtshoorn has been doing just that. Not only will you find ...

Self Drive Laingsburg to Ladismith

Where? Laingsburg
Route: Laingsburg, Seweweekspoort, Amalienstein, Zoar, Hoeko Valley, Ladismith Description: explore the rolling hills and sandstone peaks of the Klein Swartberg range, south of the Karoo plains Length: ...

Self Drive Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

Where? Oudtshoorn
Route: Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust Description: Follow the road that winds along the banks of the Groot River as it meanders through Meiringspoort, after using the ...

Country Pumpkin Restaurant

Where? Barrydale
At the gateway to the Little Karoo in the sleepy town of Barrydale on the scenic Route 62 is a rare gem - The Country Pumpkin Restaurant. A popular stopover for tourists and locals alike and with 13 years ...

Peter Bayly Wines

Where? Calitzdorp
Situated in the picturesque Groenfontein Valley of the Klein Karoo’s famed wine-making town, Calitzdorp lays “an undiscovered vinous gem.” Peter Bayly Wines is easily located, thanks to their flying pig emblem ...

Attakwaskloof Hiking Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
This hike is officially closed, according to the Footprint hiking club, although the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board will apparently still allow those hikers who have already walked the trail to book it ...

The Calitzdorp Spa

Where? Calitzdorp
The Calitzdorp Spa is a year-round getaway for Karoo locals as well as for visitors from around the world. Nestled on the slopes of the mountains that characterise this part of the country, this spa is best ...

Karusa Vineyards

Where? Oudtshoorn
At the Karusa Vineyards there is so much more to do than just taste wine. While you're visiting ostriches in Oudtshoorn stop in at this is estate for a little break. The tasting room is both intimate and ...

Klapperbos Farm Stall

Where? De Rust
If you want to give back to the community, pop into the Klapperbos Farm Stall in De Rust. Try one of Freda Schoeman’s WOW products (Werk op die Werf) which are produced by local farm workers. The syrup ...

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Where? De Rust
The exquisite beauty of the Klein Karoo is ideally represented by the small town of De Rust, nestled among the Swartberg Mountains. This town is actually considered to be the gateway between the Klein Karoo ...

Koumashoek Circuit

Where? Mossel Bay
The Koumasoek Circuit is a hiking trail for the fit and experienced hiker, due to its arduous and long trail. With steep climbs and 14.7 km long length, this trail is not for the faint-hearted, although the ...

Stop off for a Cold Beer at Ronnie's

Where? Barrydale
Ronnie painted the name Ronnie's Shop on this cottage next to the R62, planning to open a farm stall to sell fresh produce and fruit. His friends played a prank on him by changing the name to Ronnie's Sex ...

Drape a Snake around your Neck

Where? Oudtshoorn
Slither through the Snake Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Scale species surrender their secrets as you learn of their essential ecosystem engagements. Not on your usual guest list visit with Burmese Pythons, ...

Prince Albert Farmers Market

Where? Prince Albert
The Prince Albert Market was resurrected in 1998 and has been a Saturday morning favourite since then. The market takes place on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum and locals gather together to sell ...

Kopbeenskloof 4x4 Trail

Where? De Doorns
In the starkness of the Karoo, a truly unique beauty is found. It is an unusual, mysterious allure that has had a profound effect on those that visit this part of the Western Cape of South Africa; and ...

Ma Betty's Xhosa Cultural Village

Where? Oudtshoorn
Ma Betty's authentic Xhosa Cultural Village is situated in the impoverished township of Bongulethu translating to 'our pride' in Xhosa. Nelson Mandela is a proud Xhosa with the tribe having inhabited South ...

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