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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

  • Oue Werf Country House & Manor

    Oue Werf Country House & Manor

    4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms , in Schoemanshoek .  ...

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  • Meijer's Rust Self-Catering

    Meijer's Rust Self-Catering

    Meijer's Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the st...

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  • The Retreat at Groenfontein

    The Retreat at Groenfontein

    Guesthouse ,  family suites and en-suite garden rooms , in Calitzdorp ....

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  • Calitzdorp Country House

    Calitzdorp Country House

    <div>Calitzdorp Country House Known for tranquility, pampered luxury and gourmet meals.</di...

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  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

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

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  • Swartberger Lodge

    Swartberger Lodge

    Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , Lodge , 4 apartments , in Oudtshoorn ....

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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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  • Jakhals MTB Challenge

    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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    Jakhals Tour de Farm

    Jakhals Tour de Farm

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    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Train Running Experience

    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Trail Running Experience

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    Ostrich Crawl Experience

    Ostrich Crawl Experience

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    BURGEMEESTER MASKERBAL

    Eerste Jaarlike Burgemeester Maskerbal

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    BELEEF OPWINDENDE DEBUUTWERKE BY 23STE KKNK

    Beleef die opwindende Debuutwerke by die 23ste KKNK

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    Eerste amptelike Gesig van Rooibos aangekondig

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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.