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Visit Oudtshoorn and De Rust.
Discover the heart of the Klein Karoo.
Explore Africa's unique natural diversity.
Travel to the centre of Route 62.

Welcome to the Klein Karoo

Volmoed, Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp, De Rust

The towns of Oudtshoorn and De Rust are in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world's biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty.

The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.

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Where to stay

  • Klein Afrika

    Klein Afrika

    Guesthouse , 4 self-catering cottages , just outside Oudtshoorn ....

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  • Onze Plaasje

    Onze Plaasje

    1 en-suite room , in De Rust ....

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  • Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and breakfast , 6 suite rooms , en-suite also available , ...

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  • Best Little Guest House

    Best Little Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 8 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ...

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Things to do

  • Wilgewandel Holiday Farm Acc

    Wilgewandel Holiday Farm Acc

    (0, 0, 0); font-family: 'times new roman'; font-size: 16px;Wilgewandel Holiday Farm promises great f...

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  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

    Guesthouse, between Oudtshoorn &amp; Calitzdorp<br><br>Welcome to Amber Lagoon<br...

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  • 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    4 star ,&nbsp;Guesthouse , 10 rooms suite , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • Swartberg Backpackers

    Swartberg Backpackers

    <div>If you want to escape the busy city life, experience the beauty, captivating, exquisite a...

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  • Beer and Bites

    Beer and Bites crafts and food festival 2016

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  • Beer and Bites

    Beer and Bites crafts and food festival 2016

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    Craft Beer and Food Festival

    Craft Beer and Braai Festival

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    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

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    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

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    Round Table 33 - Spring Dance

    Round Table 33 - Spring Dance

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    Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    Turnberry Boutique Hotel - Golf Day

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    Cape Nature Hiking Permits

    Cape Nature Hiking Permits - Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism

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REASONS TO VISIT THE KLEIN KAROO

Cango Caves

One of the world's great natural wonders with its massive caverns and naturally coloured limestone formations.

 
 
Ostrich Farms

The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any living bird. Take a guided tour or ride an Ostrich.

 
 
Wildlife Adventures

Touch a Cheetah, dive with crocodiles, meet wild Meerkats, go on Safari and meet the Big Five.

 
 
Wildlife Adventures

Ride a quad bike. Learn how to abseil. Go caving. Meet the Meerkats. Take a hike. Go Mountain biking. Go on a scenic drive.

 
 
Natural Beauty

 

Oudtshoorn is part of an ecological hotspot with some of South Africa's most beautiful natural diversity.