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Meijer’s Rust

Welcome to the pet-friendly Meijer’s Rust, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Meiringspoort, just outside the charming village of De Rust. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo retreat, Meijer’s Rust offers a diverse range of accommodations to suit your needs.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Stone House

Experience romance in our historic Stone House, built in the 1850s. Moreover, nestled on a plateau above Meiringspoort, this cottage offers accommodation for two, with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Accessible by vehicles with high clearance, it serves as an ideal starting point for exploring our farm’s hiking trails.


Indulge in comfort and tranquillity in one of our four fully equipped, self-catering chalets. Each chalet features a queen-size bed and is surrounded by peaceful surroundings, offering a serene retreat for couples or solo travellers.

Milk Barn

Our charming Milk Barn cottage accommodates up to four guests in a fully equipped, self-catering space. The main bedroom boasts a double bed, while the open-plan living area includes stacked bunk beds, perfect for families with children.

New Bottom Campground

Embrace the great outdoors at our new campground. Furthermore, accommodating up to 10 groups of 2-4 campers, it offers ample space for a cozy getaway. Facilities include an ablution block with complete bathrooms. Moreover, hot water is provided by a gas geyser, ensuring comfort during your stay. Additionally, there’s a convenient outside wash-up area for your convenience. Enjoy spectacular views of the Swartberg mountain and Meiringspoort from your campsite. Situated near the main house and swimming dam, it offers both convenience and breathtaking scenery.

Activities at Meijer’s Rust

Hiking Trails

Explore scenic hiking trails that lead from Meiringspoort to the summit of the Swartberg Mountain, offering panoramic views, natural waterfalls, pools, as well as ancient San rock art.

Mountain Bike Trails

For the adventurous, tackle challenging mountain bike trails with an elevation level of 500m. Obtain proper documentation and maps from our staff before embarking on your biking adventure.

Bird Watching

Discover over 180 species of birds within our farm’s diverse ecosystem. Seek guidance from our experts to identify and observe these magnificent creatures along recommended trails.

Plant Exploration

Delve into the rich botanical diversity of the Little Karoo, home to numerous species of fynbos and cacti. Purchase a copy of the “Field Guide to Fynbos” by John Manning to enhance your plant identification experience.

Our Farm Life

Meet Barry Meijer, the passionate owner of Meijer’s Rust, a 2000-hectare farm nestled within the Swartberg Mountains. Barry’s love for nature and the outdoors permeates every aspect of our farm, offering guests an immersive and affordable holiday experience.

Come and join us at the pet-friendly Meijer’s Rust, where nature’s beauty awaits and memories are made amidst the tranquility of the South African countryside.

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