Meijer’s Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the stunning Meiringspoort, just outside the beautiful village of De Rust.

You are welcome to enjoy camping and hiking high in the Swartberg Mountains surrounded by fynbos as well as waterfalls.

Try a farm stay in our historic stone house, perfect for romantic getaways, or perhaps merely savour the Karoo in one of our superb self-catering chalets.

Our Units

Stone House

Romantic Stone cottage, built in the 1850’s, is located on a plateau above Meiringspoort. It sleeps two and you need only bring food and wine to make this an unforgettable experience. The cottage is accessible to vehicles with high clearance and is a good starting point for the farm’s wonderful hiking trails.


We have four comfortable, fully equipped, self catering chalets. They are set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and each chalet has a queen size bed with a sleeper couch ideal for children and adults alike, braai area, covered stoep and undercover parking.  Full bathroom boasting a large shower, freestanding bath, double basins, toilet and bidet.

Milk Barn

The Milk Barn cottage is a fully equipped, self catering, two roomed cottage sleeping four. The main bedroom has a double bed and the open plan living area has stacked bunk beds ideal for children.

Upper Campground

*Currently Closed

New Bottom Campground

Our new campsite has place for 10 x 2-4 campers with an ablution block with 2 x complete bathrooms with shower, toilet and basin. There is an outside wash up area. All hot water is provided by a gas geyser and 220v is available.

The site is situated on the bottom farm bordering on the N12, with a spectacular view of the foot of the Swartberg mountain and Meiringspoort. The site is near the main house and the swimming dam.

Our Activities:

Meijer’s Rust offer lots of activities:

Hiking Trails

Our hiking trails start in Meiringspoort and take you to the top of the Swartberg Mountain with 360º views that will take your breath away. They can lead to natural, ancient waterfalls, pools and rare San rock art.

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain bike trails have an elevation level of 500m and are only recommended for the seriously fit. Check with us before you attempt these and we will provide you with the proper documentation and maps.

Bird Life

There are over 180 species of birds recorded on the farm. To make the most of your visit we can advise you on the best trails. Attached is a checklist that you can print to use to determine which birds you have seen.

Plant Life

The Little Karoo has the second largest plant biome on the planet, only to be exceeded by the tropics. There are many types of fynbos and cacti, making this area a plant lover’s paradise. It is where the geranium was originally discovered in the mid 1800’s and taken to London’s Kew Gardens for domestication. We recommend that you buy a copy of the book “Field Guide to Fynbos” by John Manning. It will help you identify the plants you discover here.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 241 2420
Fax: +27 44 241 2059

Business Hours

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Alternative times can be arranged.


Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -27.764
Longitude: 22.558333

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S27 45 50
Longitude: E22 33 30

Latitude: S 27 45.840
Longitude: E 22 33.500