Meiringspoort Waterfall

Meiringspoort Waterfall, De Rust: Address, Meiringspoort Waterfall Reviews: 4.5/5

Meiringspoort Waterfall
4.5
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Aeronams
Vancouver, Canada81 contributions
A must do when visiting the Swartberg area!
Aug 2021
When driving the Swartberg Pass from Prince Albert, we were surprised to see a developed area to our left with parking and some rondawels. We simply had to stop and find out what was to see here! The first thing I noticed was how well taken care of the attraction is and the staff were very friendly. There are clean, safe toilets to use with enough paper and hand soap. The entrance offers plenty of parking, some picnic stone tables with seating, a nice little Karoo garden, tiny museum for a quick lesson on the area, small info office and of course the breathtaking setting of the Swartberg Pass surrounds.

After quickly exploring these, we took a walk up the easy and well demarcated path and as you turn the corner you hear the wonderful roar of the waterfall. The initial sight is beautiful and as you go higher and deeper, it just gets better. You can almost walk up to the main waterfall, but will get sprayed and the rocks are slippery. The water is crisp, cool and clean with the area itself being easy to navigate and even get to the other side across the rocks. I could literally spend all day there to just enjoy this incredible environment.

I would recommend a week day visit as I suspect it gets very busy during the weekend. We were there in August, after the snow has melted and on a Monday morning which offered total freedom to explore and some great pics with nobody spoiling the view.
Written 24 August 2021
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coetzer_family
Stellenbosch, South Africa42 contributions
stunning
Aug 2021
beautifull waterfall, just an easy short hike up to it. park down ant the neat parking lot, with friendly staff working there. clean ablution facilities too.
Written 7 August 2021
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NJC112
Mossel Bay, South Africa103 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2021 • Couples
We took a hike to the Meeringspoort Waterfall. A very gentle stroll to get there. The area around the waterfall is tranquil and beautiful. Unfortunately people don't seem to realise that the area needs to remain pristine, yet they still litter all over the place. Otherwise worth the hike.
Written 9 March 2021
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92lauren
United Kingdom86 contributions
Stunning drive through to a beautiful waterfall
Jan 2021
Driving through Meiringspoort is defiantly an experience as it has breathtaking mountains surrounding the road and multiple rivers that you drive over.
The parking lot, toilets and general area for the waterfall are very well maintained with very friendly staff who will let you know if they have any weather coming in. To get to the waterfall its a very short hike over a pathway that's been built and upon reaching the waterfall you are able to walk down onto the rocks.
The waterfall itself is very pretty and would have been a very nice spot to sit and relax for a short while if the general area around the waterfall hadn't smelt like urine.
Written 16 January 2021
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lindamalmalujlo
Benoni, South Africa2 contributions
A waterfall experience
Dec 2020 • Friends
The Meiringspoort Waterfalls are a sight you have to see and experience. The short walk to the falls is well maintained. There is ample parking and the public ablutions are clean and tidy.
Written 30 December 2020
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the_anthony_bot
Pretoria, South Africa23 contributions
Lovely rest spot
Dec 2020 • Friends
Great rest spot with a beautiful view and a refreshing water hole to take a dip in. Might be a little out of the way and sometimes other visitors litter or take over the place a bit.
Written 21 December 2020
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Paul Joubert
Pretoria, South Africa25 contributions
Breathtaking
Dec 2020 • Friends
What a wonderful experience. It was such a pleasurable drive. Serene and majestic. Got the opportunity to walk the short trail to the waterfall and it was an experience I will always treasure.
Written 17 December 2020
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TheRealAwaxy
Durham, NC714 contributions
Fun and beautiful!
Jan 2020
Got a chance to visit here as part of a tour. The climb to the pool at the base of the falls was not bad at all. Only one of our group of 12 was brave enough to jump into the waters, but we others all cheered him on.

We went on a summer's evening, about 5:30, and had the place to ourselves!
Written 5 February 2020
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DMB500
Gifhorn, Germany583 contributions
Jumps from the rocks
Dec 2019 • Couples
Close to the road is this beautiful waterfall. A lot of history is available to read in the rooms before you go through the gate to walk towards the fall. There are people mostly young people which climbing up the rocks to jump into the pool below the waterfall. Worse a stop if you driving by. Specially if you also read the history of building and renewal of the roads leading to the fall in the past . Amazing the amount of money increasing over the decades to current last roadworks. Beware of snakes if you go to the waterfall!
Written 5 February 2020
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Ebrahim
1 contribution
Second trip to the waterfall
Jan 2020 • Family
Was a bit disappointing as it would seem the area received little to no rain and the waterfall wasn't as clear and flowing as previously.
Nonetheless still a beauty in our country...
Written 28 January 2020
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