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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

  • Old Mill Lodge

    Old Mill Lodge

    4-star , Bed and Breakfast , Restaurant , in Schoemanshoek .<br>...

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  • 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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  • Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and breakfast , 6 suite rooms , en-suite also available , ...

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  • Thabile Lodge

    Thabile Lodge

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

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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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  • Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    We invite you to spend time at Somerset Lodge, a Montagu Bed and Breakfast, set in a English country...

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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.