Things To Do in OudtshoornRust-en-Vrede Waterfall
Where? Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall, R328, 8km outside Oudtshoorn en route to Cango Caves, Klein Karoo, Western Cape
When? Daylight hours.
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Rust-en-Vrede taken from the Afrikaans expression for 'rest and peace' is true to its translation in setting. Indigenous plants and animal life flanks a trail of bridges and paths that lead you up the Swartberg Mountains to a waterfall hidden in the heights. Water and gravity tango cliff-side down the stone face with sheer force.
This scenic sanctuary supplies Oudtshoorn with its water supply and hikers with a sparkling spring pool. An undergrowth of ferns and an overgrowth of wild flowers cultivates an innergrowth of relaxation amongst rocky edges and a rapid river. Braai (barbecue) facilities and picnic places lie in the soft shade of the sheltering entrance tree.