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Klein Karoo Heritage Eco-Trail

This page covers the Klein Karoo Region from Uniondale in the East to Calitzdorp in the West including Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp as well as Prince Albert on the other side of the Swartberg Mountain Range in the Great Karoo.


De Rust offers a full range of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, horse trails as well as having a wide range of other activities available.  In addition, the Klein Karoo offers some of the most spectacular scenery available in South Africa plus having a wide range of heritage activities from learning about the earliest inhabitants the San to later residents of the area including the Boer Trekkers and wagon trails. There are also sites of battles between the Boer and British forces during the Boer War at the turn of the 19th and 20th Century.


Visit all of the above locations and use De Rust as the central location and base for your unique and special Klein Karoo holiday adventure.  We really would like to host you here in our "special village" and get to know you better.  

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Map of the Klein Karoo Heritage Eco-Trail


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the map can be downloaded as a pdf here


 Things of Interest to Do in De Rust

See the drop-down page on De Rust in this section of the website below


Easy Day Trips from De Rust:

De Rust to Prince Albert via Klaarstroom - returning via the Swartberg Pass and Oudemuragie

De Rust to the Kango Caves and return via Oudtshoorn

De Rust to Calitzdorp via Oudemuragie and the Dirt Road through Matjiesriver

De Rust via Dysselsdorp and Vergelegen Road to Schoemanshoek - returning via Oudemuragie


Other Recommended Trips:

De Rust to Uniondale and on to Knysna via Prince Alberts Pass

De Rust to Die Hel via Oudemuragie - two day trip for 4x4 vehicles only  


Note:  Additional information is available on the towns falling within the "Klein Karoo Heritage Trail" on drop-downs for Prince Albert, Calitzdorp, UniondaleOudtshoorn and Klaarstroom as well as De Rust

For news on things to do in Prince Albert each month you can read The Story Weaver newsletter here.