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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

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  • Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    We invite you to spend time at Somerset Lodge, a Montagu Bed and Breakfast, set in a English country...

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  • Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House situated in the beautiful town central&nbsp;<div>of De Rust....

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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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Things to do

  • Le Roux's Guest House

    Le Roux's Guest House

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

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  • Karoo View Cottages

    Karoo View Cottages

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  • Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    We invite you to spend time at Somerset Lodge, a Montagu Bed and Breakfast, set in a English country...

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  • The Showroom Theatre July 2017

    The Showroom Theatre - July month

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    CP Nel Museum

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    Cape Nature

    Cape Nature - Winter Campaign

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    Klein Karoo Klassique

    Klein Karoo Klassique

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    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Winter Special

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    Jakhals MTB Challenge

    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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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.