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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

  • EL YOLO OnE

    EL YOLO OnE

    3 star , Guest farm , Self-catering , One Bungalow / Wood Cabin , Three Farm Chalets , The ...

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  • Old Mill Lodge

    Old Mill Lodge

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

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  • Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House situated in the beautiful town central&nbsp;<div>of De Rust....

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Things to do

  • Kleinplaas Vakansieoord

    Kleinplaas Vakansieoord

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

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  • Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Sweet Home - Selfcatering Accommodation for 2 people....

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  • 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    4 star ,&nbsp;Guesthouse , 10 rooms suite , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    3 star , Guestfarm , Guesthouse ,&nbsp;4x4/Quad/Bike Trails , Lodge , Weddings , 3 en-suite self...

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  • Jakhals MTB Challenge

    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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  • Jakhals MTB Challenge

    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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    Jakhals Tour de Farm

    Jakhals Tour de Farm

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    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Train Running Experience

    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Trail Running Experience

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    Ostrich Crawl Experience

    Ostrich Crawl Experience

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    BURGEMEESTER MASKERBAL

    Eerste Jaarlike Burgemeester Maskerbal

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    BELEEF OPWINDENDE DEBUUTWERKE BY 23STE KKNK

    Beleef die opwindende Debuutwerke by die 23ste KKNK

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    Eerste amptelike Gesig van Rooibos aangekondig

    Eerste amptelike Gesig van Rooibos aangekondig

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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.