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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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  • Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    Somerset Lodge-Montagu

    We invite you to spend time at Somerset Lodge, a Montagu Bed and Breakfast, set in a English country...

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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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  • Altes Landhaus Country Lodge

    Altes Landhaus Country Lodge

    5 star, guesthouse with 10 Suites in Schoemanshoek, 15km from Oudtshoorn...

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Things to do

  • Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    4 star , Boutique Hotel , Bars and Pubs , Weddings , Function Venues , 21 air-conditioned bedrooms a...

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  • Aloe Manor

    Aloe Manor

    4 star , Guesthouse , self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , 9 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn<br>...

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  • Calitzdorp Country House

    Calitzdorp Country House

    <div>Calitzdorp Country House Known for tranquility, pampered luxury and gourmet meals.</di...

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  • De Poort Country Lodge

    De Poort Country Lodge

    De Poort Country Lodge -&nbsp;is a tranquil place in the heart of the Cango Valley, surrounded b...

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    Cape Nature

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

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    Klein Karoo Klassique

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    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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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.