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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

  • Surval Boutique Olive Estate

    Surval Boutique Olive Estate

    Hotel , Restaurant , Lodge , Weddings , 31 luxurious and individually decorated suites and bedrooms&...

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  • Garden Court Mossel Bay

    Garden Court Mossel Bay

    Casino Hotel & Spa in Mosselbay...

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  • Cape Nature

    Cape Nature

    A quality driven public entity conserving the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape ...

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  • Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast ,  6km from Oudtshoorn on Route 62 towards George...

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Things to do

  • 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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  • Klein Afrika

    Klein Afrika

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

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  • Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate provides the visitor a one stop basses to experience many different destinations...

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  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, South Afric...

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    Oudtshoorn Sports Festival 2018

    Oudtshoorn Sport Festival 2018

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    Karoo Tranquility

    DE ZEEKOE G.F - Karoo Tranquility

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    Gospel Show Competition Finals

    Gospel Show Competition

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    Oldies but Goldies

    Headlines Restaurant - Oldies but Goldies

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    Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve

    Wildehondekloof - Winter Special 2018

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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.