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 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 ...

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: ...

Headlines Restaurant

Where? Oudtshoorn
Just like its name, Headlines grabs all the attention amongst locals and tourists, thanks to its vibe and huge menu, specialising in ostrich dishes. The Headlines starter menu is packed with South African ...

Marie Rawdon Museum

Where? Matjiesfontein
Matjiesfontein is a very small and quirky town and even more so is the Marie Rawdon Museum. Here you can find an obscure collection of Victorian bits and pieces. Housed in the train station, you will be ...

Scenic Flight & Oudtshoorn Day Trip

Where? Oudtshoorn
This trip delivers a fascinating visit to the Cango Caves, Crocodile and Cheetah Park and Safari Ostrich Ranch. Depart by private air charter on a scenic 40 minute flight to Oudtshoorn. This flight takes you ...

Buffelspoort Rubicon 4x4 Trail

Where? Laingsburg
One of the wonderful gems of the Western Cape Province of South Africa is Buffelspoort. This is a pristine wilderness area that is also a formal Natural Heritage site, thanks to its abundance and beauty. The ...

Horse Riding on Saint Helena Farm

Where? Calitzdorp
The Klein Karoo in the Western Cape of South Africa holds a magnificence that is not a little challenging to put into words. It is simultaneously stark and lush; serene and bustling with plant and animal life. ...

The Red Coffee Pot

Where? Calitzdorp
The Red Coffee Pot is a small unlicensed restaurant and coffee shop situated in Vortrekker Street in Calitzdorp on the delightful Route 62, longest Wine Route in the world. The Red Coffee Pot serves breakfast ...

Old Mill Restaurant

Where? Oudtshoorn
We are situated on the R328, just 15 km from Oudtshoorn on your way to the Cango Caves. We are on the left side of the road. The restaurant is surrounded by mountains and a free flowing river, therefore it ...

Piet Barbet Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
When one pictures hiking trails in Oudtshoorn, one usually thinks of stark Karoo landscapes and dry landscapes but the 4.1 km Piet Barbet Trail takes hikers through the subtropical thicket of the Gamkaberg ...

Art After Dark Show Tour

Where? Prince Albert
Hennie Boshoff returned to South Africa after a 30 year spell abroad, where he made a name for himself as consultant to renowned names in the art and entertainment fields and as head of The Azazel Institute, ...

Cheese Tour at Gay's Dairy

Where? Prince Albert
Visit Gay's Guernsey Dairy in the little town of Prince Albert in the Karoo for an interesting look at dairy farming. Gay's Guernsey Dairy team have won many South African awards for their delectable ...

Ride an Ostrich at Ostrich Show Farm

Where? Oudtshoorn
To ride an Ostrich, visit one of the Ostrich Show Farms in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Here you can observe large flocks of Ostriches at different stages of development. There are petting areas where you can ...

Stanley’s Light

Where? Ladismith
This obscure landmark was created in 1963 using a bicycle lamp and other materials. He fixed it to halfway up Elandsberg Mountain as an indicator for water availability. As the stream filled and flowed, ...

Swartberg Hiking Trail

Where? Prince Albert
Experience the magic of the Swartberg Mountain Range on this awesome hiking trail. The Swartberg Hiking Trail is a challenging route that takes two days to complete. The first day covers 12.8 kilometres, while ...

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