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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

  • Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House - Offer Stylish and comfortable accommodation with the heart warming hospita...

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  • Cango Mountain Resort

    Cango Mountain Resort

    Mountain resort, 4/6 - bed chalets, caravans & tent sites, conference centre 23km from Oudts...

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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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Things to do

  • Bella De Karoo

    Bella De Karoo

    Bed and Breakfast , Self-catering , 4 en-suite rooms , situated on Route 62 between Calitzd...

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  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

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

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  • THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

    THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

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  • Lodge 96

    Lodge 96

    Backpacking , en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn .&nbsp;...

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  • Workshop for Screenwriters

    Workshop for Screenwriters at The Showroom Theatre

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    Workshop for Screenwriters at The Showroom Theatre

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    Laugh riot with Gino Fabbri

    Laugh riot with Gino Fabbri at The Showroom Theatre

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    DE RUST COUNTRY MARKET OCTOBER

    DE RUST COUNTRY MARKET - RAINE'S ROOM

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    Klein Karoo On The Table

    Klein Karoo On The Table

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    NG NOORD - KERSMARK

    NG NOORD - KERSMARK

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    Africa T20 Cup

    Africa T20 Cup - Cricket

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    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

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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.