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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

  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

    4 star , Guesthouse , Spa , Restaurant , 9 en-suite rooms in Oudtshoorn...

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  • @Yamkela Guesthouse

    @Yamkela Guesthouse

    4 star, guesthouse with 10 double rooms, in Oudtshoorn...

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  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    3 star , Guestfarm , Guesthouse , 4x4/Quad/Bike Trails , Lodge , Weddings , 3 en-suite self...

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  • Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House is on the farm Kleingeluk, near De Rust....

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Things to do

  • Thabile Lodge

    Thabile Lodge

    Lodge , Bed and Breakfast ,  12 en-suite rooms situated in 6 cottages , N12 en rou...

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  • Altes Landhaus Country Lodge

    Altes Landhaus Country Lodge

    5 star, guesthouse with 10 Suites in Schoemanshoek, 15km from Oudtshoorn...

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  • Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm

    Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm

    Lodge , Self-catering , Safaris , 8 private chalets , Route 62 , 7km from Oudtshoorn, enroute to Geo...

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  • Monte Cristo Country Manor

    Monte Cristo Country Manor

    4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 7 en-suite bedrooms , in Oudtshoorn . ...

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News Headlines

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    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

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    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

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    Mr Holmes - The man beyond the myth !

    Mr Holmes - The man beyond the myth !

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    The road to El Dorado

    The road to El Dorado

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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.