De Rust, Western Cape, South Africa

View of the mountains in De Rust, Western Cape.

De Rust is a refined Victorian village and home to the blueblood Ostrich, golden vineyards, sundrenched orchards, excellent wines and the spectacular displays of the rare pelargoniums. Experience the wonderful taste of wine made in the Little Karoo while stopping at one of the wine tasting centres.

This sleepy little town is also home to some exciting, adrenaline pumping activities, including 4X4 routes, cycling, angling, watersports, swimming, tennis and exhilarating walks through the veld.

De Rust is situated close to Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape, and is the gateway to the scenic Meiringspoort Pass. Meiringspoort is an amazing passageway of the towering red cliffs of the Swartberg Mountains. Some of the most primitive bug species in the world can be found on the peaks of Meiringspoort.

De Rust is home to a sizeable community of artistic types, and there are quite a few attractive guest houses, craft shops and coffee shops in the area. Enjoy world class food and wine, or relish baked delights at one of the local restaurants. Visitors can also tuck into Karoo lamb and sample local wine. Restaurants in De Rust cater to all palates.

De Rust is situated on the N12 en route to the Garden Route and the R62 to Cape Town. De Rust is flanked by the Swartberg Mountains, with the nearest airport being in George (100 kilometres) and Port Elizabeth (350 kilometres).

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