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 ...

Withoek Wine Farm

Where? Calitzdorp
The Withoek Wine Farm consists of 50 hectares of land and just over half of that (27 hectares) is vineyards. The vines are mainly Hanepoort and Sultana, however there are also a few hectares of table grapes ...

Barrydale Heritage Garden

Where? Barrydale
If you are travelling near Barrydale be sure to stop in at Barrydale Heritage Garden. This tranquil paradise is brimming with the most outstanding and spectacular flora you could feast your eyes on. The ...

Karoo Cultural Tour by Donkey Cart

Where? Beaufort West
The Karoo is a key player in the history and heritage of the Western Cape and, indeed, of South Africa. As such, it is a wonderful place to explore and even visitors from other parts of the country are invited ...

Gecko Rock Seattle 4x4 Trail

Where? Touws River
The Karoo has a quiet, unassuming quality that belies the immensity of its beauty and variety. The landscapes are sometimes arid, sometimes scrubby, but always offer endless vistas of natural delights. This ...

Hillandale MTB Route

Where? Beaufort West
Enjoy a fabulous Mountain bike ride through Hillandale Farm amongst the Nuweveld Mountains. Here you can explore a number of single track farm roads and 4x4 routes taking you through varied terrain, ...

Prince Albert Art Gallery

Where? Prince Albert
The Art Gallery is located in Seven Arches, the gracious Victorian building opposite the Fransie Pienaar Museum in Prince Albert. This unique Art Gallery was conceived by local artists who needed a venue to ...

Lazy Lizard

Where? Prince Albert
Prince Albert, in the serene seclusion of the Karoo in the Western Cape, is a quiet little town that is characterised by historical buildings and exquisite landscapes. The Lazy Lizard was once a bus terminal ...

Gamkaberg Zebra Crossing

Where? Calitzdorp
Gamkaberg Zebra Crossing consists of various 4x4 trails ranging from 16 km to 36 km, stretching over the Gamkaberg Mountain Range, leading over scenic 4x4 trails. The trails take about 3 to 4 hours to ...

Guided Quad Bike Tours on Route 62

Where? Barrydale
In the beautiful Tradouw Valley between Montagu and Barrydale on Route 62, Tradouw Quads offers guided quad bike tours for anyone between 2 and 90 years old. Bring your own quad bike or rent a quad bike from ...

Guarrie Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is a cultural hub, and known as the home of the ostrich. Being part of the Karoo, its landscape is unique. Although somewhat arid, it remains beautiful, sometimes eerily so in places. It provides a ...

Walk with Meerkats

Where? Oudtshoorn
Walk on the wildside... A Meerkat is a small mammal of the Mongoose family with a Lemur-like face on only four toes on each foot, none of which were lost in a shoot-out despite the suggestive collective noun ...

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 ...

Explore the Cango Caves

Where? Oudtshoorn
The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘the hanging ...

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