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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

  • Gumtree Guest House B&B

    Gumtree Guest House B&B

    Bed and Breakfast , Guesthouse , Lodge , 6 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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  • Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

    Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

    Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed & Breakfast is a guesthouse situated in the beautiful South Afri...

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  • Bella De Karoo

    Bella De Karoo

    Bed and Breakfast , Self-catering , 4 en-suite rooms , situated on Route 62 between Calitzd...

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Things to do

  • Oliviers Rust

    Oliviers Rust

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

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  • Wilgewandel Holiday Farm Acc

    Wilgewandel Holiday Farm Acc

    (0, 0, 0); font-family: 'times new roman'; font-size: 16px;Wilgewandel Holiday Farm promises great f...

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  • Ash Tree/ Asboom B & B

    Ash Tree/ Asboom B & B

    Come enjoy our warm hospitality in De Rust at Ash Tree B&amp;B.<br>...

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  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

    4 Star Guesthouse&nbsp;...

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News Headlines

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    Oudtshoorn Besigheidskamer - Netwerk Aand

    Oudtshoorn Besigheidskamer - Netwerk Aand

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    Cape Nature

    Cape Nature - Winter Campaign

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

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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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    The Spa - Buffelsdrift

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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.