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.
Where to stay
Waterkloof Guest Farm
Self-catering , Guestfarm , 3 en-suite rooms , in De Rust . ...read more
Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
4 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , 6 en-suite rooms and 6 cottages , &nbs...read more
Oue Werf Country House & Manor
4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms , in Schoemanshoek . ...read more
Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 6km from Oudtshoorn on Route 62 towards George...read more
Things to do
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Infantry School Cango Marathon
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REASONS TO VISIT THE KLEIN KAROO
One of the world's great natural wonders with its massive caverns and naturally coloured limestone formations.
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.
Touch a Cheetah, dive with crocodiles, meet wild Meerkats, go on Safari and meet the Big Five.
Ride a quad bike. Learn how to abseil. Go caving. Meet the Meerkats. Take a hike. Go Mountain biking. Go on a scenic drive.
Oudtshoorn is part of an ecological hotspot with some of South Africa's most beautiful natural diversity.