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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

  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

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  • De Poort Country Lodge

    De Poort Country Lodge

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

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  • Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

    Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

    Oaksrest Vineyards is situated at the foothills of Towerkop in the Dwarsriver Valley near Ladismith ...

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  • THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

    THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

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Things to do

  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    3 star , Guestfarm , Guesthouse ,&nbsp;4x4/Quad/Bike Trails , Lodge , Weddings , 3 en-suite self...

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  • Roam Private Game Reserve

    Roam Private Game Reserve

    Roam Private Game Reserve...

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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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  • De Denne Guesthouse

    De Denne Guesthouse

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

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News Headlines

  • CELEBRATE MANDELA DAY

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    Mount Noah Lodge - Pirate Teambuilding

    Pirate Team building

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    Surval Boutique - High Tea

    Surval Boutique Olive Estate - High Tea

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    Surval Dust & Tar

    Surval Dust & Tar October 2018

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    Oudtshoorn Scale Event

    Oudtshoorn Scale Event

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    Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve

    Wildehondekloof Nature Reserve

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    Kom Dans saam vir die Diere

    DE RUST - Kom Dans saam vir die Diere

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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.