Activities – Guides/Tours


An astronomical observatory in De Rust makes perfect sense when you realise we have some of the clearest skies in the country.  James van Vuuren has built an observatory in Middelplaas – a short distance from the town of De Rust where there are no lights to interfere with star gazing.  James has mounted the telescopes on stands which are the two pointers of the Southern Cross and the chairs on which you will sit for the presentation are the Pleiades.

Join James to learn more, where he will be hosting you with a discussion of the planetary systems, observing the stars along with a potjie and drinks (the first one is complementary thereafter there is an honesty bar).  A maximum number of 8 can be accommodated per night.

James: 082 499 3531

Observatory Telescope
Observatory 2 Telescopes
Presentation Darkskyes
Willie Loves De Rust

Willie Loves De Rust

Willie Immelman is the local De Rust tour guide.  He is passionate about the history of De Rust, and the natural habitat of the Klein Karoo.

Book Willie for guided tourist excursions to Meiringspoort, De Rust ‘koppie’ and other local attractions.


Cell: – 082 952 2001

FB: – @derusttouristguide

Numbi Tour 1

Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm Tours

Book a tour with Kath and Ross, and discover how they turned an old ostrich farm into an organic paradise.  Kath and Ross have a passion for organic gardening and looking after our earth.  The farm is solar powered, the buildings built from cob, chickens are used as “tractors” and drip irrigation is used so as to make the best use of the available water.

The tour takes between 60 – 90 minutes.

Kathryn Eybers and Ross Dwyer

Cell: – 072 1918672 (WhatsApp only)

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