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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

  • The Retreat at Groenfontein

    The Retreat at Groenfontein

    Guesthouse ,  family suites and en-suite garden rooms , in Calitzdorp ....

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  • Gumtree Guest House B&B

    Gumtree Guest House B&B

    Bed and Breakfast , Guesthouse , Lodge , 6 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn...

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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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Things to do

  • Belvidere Manor Hotel

    Belvidere Manor Hotel

    Hotel in Knysna ....

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  • Cul-de Sac Guest House

    Cul-de Sac Guest House

    Guesthouse , Bed and breakfast , Self-catering , 3 en-suite double rooms and 5 fully equiped luxury ...

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  • Pictures Luxury Accommodation

    Pictures Luxury Accommodation

    5 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 1 Luxury and 2 Deluxe en-suite rooms ....

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  • De Rust View Guesthouse

    De Rust View Guesthouse

    5 en-suite rooms , in De Rust ....

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    Jakhals Tour de Farm

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    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Train Running Experience

    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Trail 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.