in De Rust

Activities in De Rust


Stroll around our beautiful established garden filled with abundant bird life, soak up the sun around our swimming pool or relax in our library.

Drive the circle route visiting the local wine, ostrich, olive and game farms as well as the Cango Caves. Go over the Swartberg Pass to the beautiful Karoo town of Prince Albert and returning back through the magnificent Meiringspoort.

For the more energetic, there are numerous charted hiking, motorbike and horse riding trails or swim under the Meiringspoort waterfall.

Take a leisurely walk in our beautiful village exploring the historical buildings and sites whilst enjoying local cuisine and products at various gift shops and restaurants. Treat yourself to a candle light dinner in the historical House Martin dining room


Other activities include:

  • De Rust Valentines Dance - February
  • KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees) - March/April
  • Meiringspoort MTB & Trail run - May
  • Trans Baviaans cycle race - August
  • Meiringspoort Eco Festival - September
  • Karoo to Coast cycle race - September
  • Meiringspoort Half Marathon - October
  • De Rust Farmers market - last Saturday of every month


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Klein Karoo Horse Adventures

Ontdek die wonder en natuurskoon van die  Klein Karoo te perd met ons kundige span.

Experience nature on horseback: up close, rugged, beautiful.  We offer scenic guided outrides in the Klein Karoo routes on Doornkraal farm along old tracks and hidden game paths through the foot-hills of the spectacular Swartberg Mountains.  Riders of all skill levels welcome, even beginners. 

You can enjoy short outrides or day rides including a sumptuos  picnic of fresh, wholesome farm produce served with local wine or delicious homemade cordials.   Our horses are descendants of the Cape Riding Horse, a South African breed with a rich history.  They have excellent temperaments and are sure-footed and big-hearted. 

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AA quality assured Highly Recommended Accommodation - Bikers welcome.