De Rust is located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West. This quaint little town also forms part of the Route 62 that meanders from Cape Town through the wine valleys, Klein Karoo, Langkloof and beaches of Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth & Addo National Park.
The quaint village might only be a dot on the map but it has one great advantage. Nestled between the Swartberg and Kammanassie mountains, the village is the gateway to the Great and Little Karoo.
De Rust is known for the meandering Meiringspoort pass. Meiringspoort is the gateway that connects the Klein Karoo and the Great Karoo through a gorge. The road crosses the same river 25 times in the span of the 25 km.
The area is also well known for ostrich farming and most of the farmers in the area either farm exclusively with ostriches or as a sideline to their existing farming.
One of the many attractions around De Rust is the world famous Cango Caves.
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