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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

  • Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Self-catering , Guestfarm , 3 en-suite rooms , in De Rust . ...

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  • Karoo Sun

    Karoo Sun

    Guesthouse , Bed and Braekfast , 5 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ....

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  • Swartberg Country Manor

    Swartberg Country Manor

    4star Guest farm (guest house) with 26 en-suite guest rooms close to the Cango Caves and just below ...

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  • Karoo Palet

    Karoo Palet

    Self-catering , 3 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ....

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Things to do

  • Orchard Fine Foods Deli, Coffee Shop & Market

    Orchard Fine Foods Deli, Coffee Shop & Market

    The Orchard Fine Foods Deli & Coffee shop is on a working family farm, already fo...

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  • Stormsriver Adventures / Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

    Stormsriver Adventures / Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

    Visit us along the Garden Route of South Africa for the adventure of a lifetime!...

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  • Avoova - Prince Albert

    Avoova - Prince Albert

    AVOOVA is one of South Africa s most innovative and unique manufacturers of luxury products. The com...

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  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, South Afric...

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News Headlines

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    The Alexander

    The Alexander Knysna - Winter Special

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    Black Swan - Moedersdag Ete

    Black Swan - Moedersdag Ete

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch - Kinder Partytjies

    Cango Wildlife Ranch - Kinder Partytjies

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    Doornkraal Padstal

    Doornkraal Padstal

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    Gemeenskapsprojek - Winter Sopkombuis

    Gemeenskapsprojek - Winter Sopkombuis

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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.