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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

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  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

    Guesthouse, between Oudtshoorn &amp; Calitzdorp<br><br>Welcome to Amber Lagoon<br...

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  • Best Little Guest House

    Best Little Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 8 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn&nbsp;...

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  • Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

    Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

    Dover on Sea Beachfront Bed &amp; Breakfast is a guesthouse situated in the beautiful South Afri...

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Things to do

  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

    4 star , Guesthouse , Spa , Restaurant , 9 en-suite rooms in Oudtshoorn...

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  • Tonnelkop Self-Catering Units & Camping Site

    Tonnelkop Self-Catering Units & Camping Site

    Guesthouse , Camping , 5 Self-catering units , just outside De Rust ....

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  • Cango Mountain Resort

    Cango Mountain Resort

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

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    Werk op Werf

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    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Train Running Experience

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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.