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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

  • Haus Victoria

    Haus Victoria

    Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , Self-catering , 3 garden cottages , twin en-suite room , f...

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  • Villa Ora Guest house

    Villa Ora Guest house

    4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 5 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn . ...

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  • De Rust View Guesthouse

    De Rust View Guesthouse

    5 en-suite rooms , in De Rust ....

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  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

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

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Things to do

  • Miles B&B Guest House

    Miles B&B Guest House

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

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  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

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

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  • Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Self-catering , Guestfarm , 3 en-suite rooms , in De Rust . ...

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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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  • Workshop for Screenwriters

    Workshop for Screenwriters at The Showroom Theatre

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    Workshop for Screenwriters at The Showroom Theatre

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    Laugh riot with Gino Fabbri

    Laugh riot with Gino Fabbri at The Showroom Theatre

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    DE RUST COUNTRY MARKET OCTOBER

    DE RUST COUNTRY MARKET - RAINE'S ROOM

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    Klein Karoo On The Table

    Klein Karoo On The Table

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    NG NOORD - KERSMARK

    NG NOORD - KERSMARK

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    Africa T20 Cup

    Africa T20 Cup - Cricket

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    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

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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.