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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

  • Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House - Offer Stylish and comfortable accommodation with the heart warming hospita...

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  • Matjiesvlei Cottages

    Matjiesvlei Cottages

    Guest farm , 5 self-catering cottages , Camping and Caravaning...

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  • Bisibee Guest House

    Bisibee Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , 11 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • De Denne Guesthouse

    De Denne Guesthouse

    4 star , Guest house , Bed & Breakfast , 8 luxury B&B cottages with veranda...

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Things to do

  • Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm

    Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm

    Self-catering Guestfarm in De Rust ....

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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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  • Bisibee Guest House

    Bisibee Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , 11 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • Cape Nature Hiking Permits

    Cape Nature Hiking Permits - Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism

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    Cape Nature Hiking Permits - Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism

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    The Showroom Theatre Movie Club

    The Showroom Theatre Movie Club

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    Bloeiselfees - De Krans Calitzdorp

    Bloeiselfees - De Krans Calitzdorp

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Cango Wildlife Ranch - Kinder Partjytjies

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    Oudtshoorn Grootvoël Boeremusiekfees

    Oudtshoorn Grootvoël Boeremusiekfees

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    Selim Kagee at The Showroom Theatre on July 30

    Selim Kagee at The Showroom Theatre on July 30

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    Gholf Day - 3 August 2016

    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Gholf Day

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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.