De Rust Accommodation

De Rust is a partially undiscovered village found at the foot of the imposing Swartberg mountain range, just 35 kilometres from Oudtshoorn. The village has an atmosphere that is typical of most areas found in the Karoo, it is culturally rich, steeped in history and is home to locals who are hospitable and friendly. Those who are lucky enough to live here, enjoy a slow-moving, uncomplicated lifestyle where the air is unpolluted and traffic jams are unheard of.

While unknown to many holidaymakers, tourists who visit the village enjoy it for its peace-inducing setting. De Rust is the ideal getaway if you’re looking for a retreat to quieten your mind. Upon walking the wide, tree-lined streets, marvel at the unique, 19th-century architecture of the historical buildings. During the day, enjoy the hubbub of the locals as they go about their daily living, and don’t be surprised if they extend warm, friendly greetings your way. 

While De Rust is a hive of activity during the day, at night you’ll be greeted by the welcoming sounds of silence. The streets are empty of cars, and the only sounds you might here are the faint hoots of the resident owls.

Enjoy the peace, quiet and sweet sounds of nothing at one of De Rust’s charming Guest Houses.

De Rust was first established in 1900 after local farmer; Petrus Johannes Meiring discovered a route through the seemingly impassable Swartberg Mountain. The pass, which is now referred to as Meiringspoort, is made up of imposing cliffs and unusual rock formation. The discovery was no mean feat as it allowed for a connection between the towns of Klaarstroom and De Rust, and the Klein Karoo and Great Karoo respectively.

De Rust is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the surrounding areas, offering up activity-filled adventures for active families. The Kammanassie Nature Reserve is found in the nearby area and is a sanctuary for the endangered Cape mountain zebra. Kammannasie, meaning ‘fountain of water’, is a fitting name as the park receives rain year-round.  Seasoned hikers looking for their next challenge can embark on a two-day trek through the reserve. While there are no overnight facilities to speak of, the absence of creature comforts will be rewarded by sightings of wildlife in close proximity – think klipspringer, duiker, grey rhebok, kudu and the odd baboon.

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House Martin Guest Lodge
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At the Southern entrance to the magnificent Meiringspoort lies the scenic village of De Rust, where we at House Martin Guest Lodge will welcome you. In the garden of the 110 year old Victorian manor h... More Info

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Welcome to Tonnelkop self-catering accommodation - set in the splendour of the Klein Karoo on South Africa's Garden Route between Oudtshoorn and De Rust. Each unit consists of: . Separate shower ... More Info

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Meijersrust is a cattle farm that lies at the foot of the Swartberg mountain range in the Little Karoo, semi Desert region of the Western Cape in South Africa. We are in close proximity of the Cango ... More Info

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Die Gat Guest House, a farmstead and historic monument, is situated in the valley of Middelplaas ("the farm in the middle"), near De Rust. It has been in the hands of numerous generations of the Schoe... More Info

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De Rust is the perfect base for an activity-filled holiday, from climbing and mountain biking in the Kamanassie, to exploring the Cango Caves, Meiringspoort or Seweweekspoort, to visiting Gamkaskloof ... More Info

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WELCOME TO THE TRAVELLING TORTOISE We are a new off-the-grid eco resort situated only 10km from the pretty town of De Rust in the Western Cape. The resort is set in natural Klein Karoo veldt with ... More Info

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Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm is situated in a secluded Klein Karoo valley surrounded by natural vegetation with views of the magnificent Swartberg Mountains. There is only one cottage on the farm, p... More Info

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Nestled in the Klein Karoo, sandwiched between the Swartberg and Kammanassie Mountains, perched 15m above the waters of the Stompdrift Dam with awe inspiring views, this 3 bedroom timber cabin occupie... More Info

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De Rust View Guesthouse offers dramatic mountain views of the Swartberg and Kammanassie Mountains. We have five stylish rooms with bathrooms and also a large pool. Whether you are on your way to ... More Info

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Malvahuisie is situated in the charming village of De Rust, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the Little Karoo. De Rust is a scenic little town, with beautiful Karoo houses situated amongst so... More Info

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De Rust Reviews

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De Rust is a lovely small place. A nice getaway from the city. People are very friendly.
- Heidi Weyers

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Unfortunately I did not have time to explore De Rust, but it looks like a quaint little town. Will most definitely revisit De Rust.
- Ronel Atterbury

De Rust
A quaint surprise in beautiful surroundings - friendly people!

- Dawn Sholto-Douglas

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A small town of friendly folk, which acts as the gateway to impressive passes and the legendary Karoo.
- Laura Gibson

De Rust
Very nice little town. Will spend more time next time round
- Chris van der Walt