Meijer`s Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the stunning Meiringspoort, just outside the beautiful village of De Rust.
You are welcome to enjoy camping and hiking high in the Swartberg Mountains surrounded by fynbos and waterfalls. Try a farm stay in our historic stone house perfect for romantic getaways or perhaps merely savour the Karoo in one of our superb self-catering chalets.
We are located 3 km north of De Rust along the N12 Garden Route, only 27 minutes east of Oudtshoorn, 76km from Prince Albert and 84km from the national airport in George in the magnificent Western Cape of South Africa.
Accommodation at Meijer`s Rust:
The romantic Stone cottage, built in the 1850`s, is located on a plateau above Meiringspoort. It sleeps two and you need only bring food and wine to make this an unforgettable experience. The cottage is accessible to vehicles with high clearance and is a good starting point for the farms wonderful hiking trails.
We have four comfortable, fully equipped, self catering chalets. They are set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and each chalet has a queen size bed.
The Milk Barn cottage is a fully equipped, self catering, two roomed cottage sleeping four. The main bedroom has a double bed and the open plan living area has stacked bunk beds ideal for children.
The upper campground is located high in the Swartberg Mountains and is only accessible by 4WD. It has spectacular views over the Kamanassie and Outeniqua Mountains. It has potable water and ablutions with hot water.
The campground is in the middle of the trail system with an easy walk to the lookout over Meringspoort or a short walk to the waterfalls with their naturally formed rock pools to cool off in. Come and enjoy our brilliant days and, for our cool nights, please remember to bring warm clothing.
Hiking Trails - Our hiking trails start in Meiringspoort and take you to the top of the Swartberg Mountain with 360 views that will take your breath away. They can lead to natural, ancient waterfalls, pools and rare San rock art.
Mountain Bike Trails - Mountain bike trails have an elevation level of 500m and are only recommended for the seriously fit.
Bird Life - There are over 180 species of birds recorded on the farm. To make the most of your visit we can advise you on the best trails. Attached is a checklist that you can print to use to determine which birds you have seen.
Plant Life - The Little Karoo has the second largest plant biome on the planet, only to be exceeded by the tropics. There are many types of fynbos and cacti, making this area a plant lover's paradise. It is where the geranium was originally discovered in the mid 1800's and taken to London's Kew Gardens for domestication. We recommend that you buy a copy of the book Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning. It will help you identify the plants you discover here.