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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

    Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

    Oaksrest Vineyards is situated at the foothills of Towerkop in the Dwarsriver Valley near Ladismith ...

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  • Cape Nature

    Cape Nature

    A quality driven public entity conserving the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape ...

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  • 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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  • Surval Boutique Olive Estate

    Surval Boutique Olive Estate

    Hotel , Restaurant , Lodge , Weddings , 16 luxurious and individually decorated suites and ...

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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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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.