Activities – Drives

Middelplaas Road

Leave town towards the poort and take the Willowmore Road.  2km along this road turn right onto the Middelplaas Road.  Wind your way through old buildings, farmland and amazing vistas.  Return via the N12 road (Oudtshoorn/De Rust Road)

Distance:   22.3 km
Time: Approx: 25 minutes
Surface:  Gravel
Car Type: Any.
Map Middelplaas RingRoad
Middelplaas Drive

Klaarstroom via Meiringspoort

Follow the road towards Beaufort West.  Immediately you will notice the majestic Meiringspoort start to unfold in front of you.  Stop at the waterfall for a dip in the clear waters of the plunge pool.  Continue on until you reach Klaarstroom (turn off left from the main road). 

Distance:   23 km one way
Time: Approx: 30 minutes one way and no stop.
Surface:  Tar
Car Type: Any.

Middelwater Road

This road is on the left as you are leaving Meiringspoort, traveling along a good gravel road and ending up on the Prince Albert side of Klaarstroom.

The Middelwater Road takes you on a drive alongside the Swartberg mountains with amazing vistas.  The road is 20km with good gravel.  Be very careful in the wet as this road is incredibly slippery and the mud needs to be negotiated carefully.

When you reach the N12/R407, turn right to Klaarstroom.  A stop at the Klaarstroom Hotel is a must before you continue back to De Rust.

Distance:   71 km
Time: Approx: 1 hour and 16 minutes if no stop
Surface:  Tar and Gravel
Car Type: Any, but watch the dirt road after rain – can be slippery