OFF THE GRID LIFESTYLE | DE RUST |KLEIN KAROO | SOUTH AFRICA
We introduced you to Olivier's Rust in the picturesque little town of De Rust in the Little Karoo... Then we brought you Villamed10 on the Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal.
Now we want to introduce you to Aleandrii Farm Stay, just outside De Rust, for those who love adventure and an off the grid, rugged getaway experience. You will be staying on 85 hectares of unspoiled Karoo land, your only neighbours being a variety of animals that reside in the area.
Aleandrii Farmstay offers you the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in the Little Karoo. Our cottage is fully equipped in order to give you that home away from home experience. In the cottage you will find two bedrooms, a double and a twin with en-suite bathrooms (only shower), a small kitchenette with a gas hob and fridge. The cottage is serviced everyday by our friendly staff.
We also offer our guests undercover braai facilities, a boma and a hammock on the stoep. Several fine, fully licensed restaurants are within 9 km’s from Aleandrii in the town De Rust.
Come and enjoy the clean, fresh air of the Little Karoo, while exploring the beauty and experiencing the tranquillity of the region.
Aleandrii Farmstay is located close to the town of De Rust, which is very centrally located - only 35km from Oudtshoorn and approximately 90km from George. It is also surrounded by historical towns like Uniondale, Calitzdorp and Prince Albert.
There are a number of wine routes to cellars that produce their own wines.
For the more adventurous travellers out there, you will find cycle routes from 23km to 96km in and around De Rust. The Stompdrif Dam is also near to De Rust for those who enjoy fishing or canoeing.
Allow Aleandrii to be an integral part of your Little Karoo experience
Please note that a 4x4 vehicle will be needed to reach the cottage. De Rust forms part of and is close to some of the most scenic routes in the Little Karoo.
Little Karoo Adventures:
About De Rust
The quaint little Victorian town of De Rust, on Route 62, is conveniently positioned at the southern entrance to Meiringspoort - a magnificent gorge through the Swartberg Mountain Range - and just a few kilometres from Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the country.
De Rust might be small but it is charming and has become something of a haven for artists and is famous for its dessert wines and cheeses. The area, though sometimes dusty and hot, is malaria-free, safe and boasts a fantastic climate with perfect summers and gorgeous winter days, with the chill factor striking only in the evenings.
The streets are tree-lined and host to a number of wonderful examples of late 19th century architecture and the town’s drinking water comes from a mountain spring, which residents claim far surpasses that of bottled water. A visit to De Rust would be incomplete if it didn’t include a stop at Tolbos Trading where Ilse Pringle takes ordinary sheets of glass and turns them into enchanting bits and pieces.
Meiringspoort not only has an incredible botanical diversity – the plant species are so rich in this area that it would rival similar sized areas in the world and there are some very rare examples of pelargoniums (geraniums) - but it also has hundreds of birds, safe hiking trails and an array of animals from tiny field mice to the Cape mountain leopard.
Whilst the resort tends to get very busy during school holidays, it is a wonderful escape out of season and the picnic spots are clean and well looked after all year round. The great waterfall, in particular, makes a wonderful picnic backdrop.
And if you’re still short of things to do, then Red Hills, on Rietvlei farm just a few kilometres outside of De Rust, is a Natural Heritage site with red coloured open caves and something of a unique experience. This is the only spot in the world where conglomerate stone enon appears above the earth and a hiking trail on the farm allows you to explore the phenomenon.