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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

  • Garden Court Mossel Bay

    Garden Court Mossel Bay

    Casino Hotel & Spa in Mosselbay...

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  • De Zeekoe Guest Farm

    De Zeekoe Guest Farm

    4 star , Guesthouse , 4 Self Catering Rustic Cabins and the self-catering beach house in Little Brak...

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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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  • Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Sweet Home - Selfcatering Accommodation for 2 people....

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Things to do

  • Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast ,&nbsp;&nbsp;6km from Oudtshoorn on Route 62 towards George...

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  • Pietersrivier Nature Reserve

    Pietersrivier Nature Reserve

    Lodges ,&nbsp;Camping and Caravaning ,&nbsp;<span id="sCozaCategoryName3" name=...

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  • Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Camping and Caravaning , 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn .&nbsp;...

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  • Rolbaken Guesthouse

    Rolbaken Guesthouse

    Country Guest House in the Cape Mountain Zebra Reserve &amp; source of the best quality Free Ran...

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News Headlines

  • Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

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    Kunste Onbeperk - Teksmark

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    Mr Holmes - The man beyond the myth !

    Mr Holmes - The man beyond the myth !

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    The road to El Dorado

    The road to El Dorado

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    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

    Klein Karoo Wine Shop - Venue Hire

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    Round Table 33 - Spring Dance

    Round Table 33 - Spring Dance

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    Turnberry Boutique Hotel

    Turnberry Boutique Hotel - Golf Day

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    Cape Nature Hiking Permits

    Cape Nature Hiking Permits - Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism

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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.