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Attraction Name: Meiringspoort Waterfall or The Great Waterfall
CATEGORY:: Natural Attractions
Type: Waterfalls
Entrance Fee (Terms): Entrance to the waterfall is free
Description of Attraction: Meiringspoort Waterfall or The Great Waterfall is situated 12km from the town of De Rust, approximately 60 km from George and 40 km from Oudtshoorn.

It is well hidden in a deep ravine. In 1925 when the Prince of Wales visited South Africa, a pathway with shallow steps was hewn from the rockface for the Royal visitor.

The water shoots down a smooth rockface – a giddy drop of 60 metres – into a deep round pool.

This pool with its crystal-clear water is a great attraction to both locals and tourists alike. Legend has it that the pool is bottomless, but this myth was exploded in 1987 when a team of five divers under the leadership of Rob Erasmus established that it is 9 metres deep.

Entrance to the waterfall is free and a great place to visit and have a picnic or swim in the cool natural pools.

Photos: Rest A While South Africa Tours
Street Address: Meiringspoort
Town: De Rust
Region: Little Karoo, South Africa
Posted / Updated: Oct 20, 2016
Garden Route Meander Office Use Only
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2014
First Name: Garden Route Meander
Last Name: Office Use Only
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