Explore By Foot

So many wonderful walks in and around De Rust.  Explore the village taking in the Karoo Architecture or hit the gravel roads.  You can also ask the the farmer’s permission or ask around town to hike the Swartberg.

Tower on the Koppie

Tower on Koppie Walk Map De Rust

Walk through De Rust onto the gravel road which steadily climbs to the cellular tower on top of the koppie. Take in some spectacular views of De Rust and the surrounding area. Please be vigilant – walk in groups and do not take anything valuable with you.

Stats Tower on Koppie Walk De Rust

De Hoop Circular Route

Map De Hoop Circular Walk De Rust

This walk begins at Ray’s Coffee Shop and heads towards Meiringspoort. turn right towards Willowmore and walk uphill for about 2km. Turn right onto the Middelplaas Road and continue until you see an old house with some disused stables. Turn right and walk back home. There is plenty farm life, beautiful fields and some great views to be experienced.

Stats De Hoop Circular Walk De Rust

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Meiringspoort Walk De Rust Map

This route takes you on the only road through the poort. It is quite different walking the poort compared to driving it. Walking from De Rust to the waterfall is a steady uphill – be prepared for it. Often people are dropped off at the waterfall and they then walk back to De Rust – a much easier route than the other way around. Be aware of the traffic, in particular the big trucks. If you are on a drift with no shoulder stand between the white uprights and wait for the traffic to pass.

Stats Meiringspoort Walk De Rust

Bospad Middelplaas Circular Route

Bospad Middelplaas Circular Walk De Rust Map

The Bospad is a private farm road which takes you through some beautiful fields with carrots, onions, ostriches, cattle, zucchinis. Walk to the gate (4km) and climb through the specially made hole in the fence. Keep on the dirt road past a little settlement. Just past a derelict house turn left and find your way through a field (2 fences) back to the “Die Gat” road. Stay left then right following the road down to a bridge (stay left) and return home on the Middelplaas Road turning left when you reach the De Hoop road (old house on the corner).

Bospad Middelplaas Circular Route Walk De Rust Stats

De Rust to Le Roux Station

Le Roux Station Walk De Rust Map

Leave via the Bospad. at the gate climb through the specially made hole in the fence. Continue past a little settlement. Go past the “Die Gat” Road. take the following left and follow through a farm. Turn left when you see a road with pepper trees on either side. You will then come across the railway line. Follow the railway line through a tunnel. Make sure to turn left just after the tunnel and turn right onto the Middelplaas road. Stay on the Middelplaas Road until you come across the railway line again. Turn left onto the line and follow it to the Le Roux Station. Please be vigilant – walk in groups and do not take anything valuable with you.

Le Roux Station Walk De Rust Stats
Angora Goats De Rust