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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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  • 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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  • Oue Werf Country House & Manor

    Oue Werf Country House & Manor

    4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms , in Schoemanshoek .  ...

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  • Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast ,  6km from Oudtshoorn on Route 62 towards George...

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  • Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate provides the visitor a one stop basses to experience many different destinations...

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  • Africa Inn

    Africa Inn

    A warm Klein Karoo welcome to Africa Inn. We are situated 8 km from Oudtshoorn; nestled between the ...

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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.