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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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  • Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Sweet Home - Selfcatering Accommodation for 2 people....

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  • Best Little Guest House

    Best Little Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 8 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ...

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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

  • Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    4 star , Boutique Hotel , Bars and Pubs , Weddings , Function Venues , 21 air-conditioned bedrooms a...

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  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

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

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  • Montana Guest Farm

    Montana Guest Farm

    Guest farm , Bed and Breakfast , Self-catering , Restaurant , 12 luxury en-suite bedrooms , 14 km fr...

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  • Mooiplaas Guest House

    Mooiplaas Guest House

    4 star , Guest house , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , wide range of en-suite rooms , &...

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    Bloeiselfees - De Krans Calitzdorp

    Bloeiselfees - De Krans Calitzdorp

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Cango Wildlife Ranch - Kinder Partjytjies

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    Oudtshoorn Grootvoël Boeremusiekfees

    Oudtshoorn Grootvoël Boeremusiekfees

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    Selim Kagee at The Showroom Theatre on July 30

    Selim Kagee at The Showroom Theatre on July 30

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    Gholf Day - 3 August 2016

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    Surval Boutique Olive Estate

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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.