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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

  • Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

    Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

    4 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , 6 en-suite rooms and 6 cottages , &nbs...

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  • De Zeekoe Guest Farm

    De Zeekoe Guest Farm

    4 star , Guesthouse , 4 Self Catering Rustic Cabins and the self-catering beach house in Little Brak...

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  • Karoo View Cottages

    Karoo View Cottages

    4-star , Bed and Breakfast , Self-catering Cottages , in Prince Albert ....

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  • Swartberg Backpackers

    Swartberg Backpackers

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Things to do

  • Attakwas Cottages

    Attakwas Cottages

    Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , Camping and Carevaning , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • Oliviers Rust

    Oliviers Rust

    Olivier's Rust offers comfortable, 8 fully equipped self catering apartments, each sleeping four peo...

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  • Africamps Klein Karoo

    Africamps Klein Karoo

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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.