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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

  • Oliviers Rust

    Oliviers Rust

    Olivier' Rust offers you the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in the Little Karoo. Our ...

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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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  • Garden Route Game Lodge

    Garden Route Game Lodge

    Game Lodge in Albertinia ....

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  • Karoo View Cottages

    Karoo View Cottages

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Things to do

  • Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House

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

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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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  • Oliviers Rust

    Oliviers Rust

    Olivier' Rust offers you the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in the Little Karoo. Our ...

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  • The Showroom Theatre

    The Showroom Theatre - Prince Albert

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    The Showroom Theatre - Prince Albert

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    Oudtshoorn Scale Event

    Oudtshoorn Scale Event (Model Vliegtuie)

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    Oudtshoorn High - Steve Hofmeyer

    Oudtshoorn High- Steve Hofmeyer

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    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Golf Day

    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Golf Day

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    NG Moedergemeente Oudtshoorn

    NG Moedergemeente Klein Karoo Kersmark

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    HEADLINES RESTAURANT SPECIAL

    HEADLINES RESTAURANT SPECIALS FROM AUGUST TILL END OF NOVEMBER.

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    Those Were The Days

    Those Were The Days

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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.