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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

  • Kleinplaas Vakansieoord

    Kleinplaas Vakansieoord

    Camping and Caravaning , offers a variety of chalets with different layouts , in Oudtshoorn ....

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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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  • De Denne Guesthouse

    De Denne Guesthouse

    4 star , Guest house , Bed & Breakfast , 8 luxury B&B cottages with veranda...

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  • 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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Things to do

  • 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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  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

    4 star , Guesthouse , Spa , Restaurant , 9 en-suite rooms in Oudtshoorn...

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  • De Rust View Guesthouse

    De Rust View Guesthouse

    5 en-suite rooms , in De Rust ....

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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

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    Oudtshoorn High - Steve Hofmeyer

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    HEADLINES RESTAURANT SPECIALS FROM AUGUST TILL END OF NOVEMBER.

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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.