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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

  • Cango Mountain Resort

    Cango Mountain Resort

    Mountain resort, 4/6 - bed chalets, caravans & tent sites, conference centre 23km from Oudts...

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  • Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm

    Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm

    Self-catering Guestfarm in De Rust ....

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  • Belvidere Manor Hotel

    Belvidere Manor Hotel

    Hotel in Knysna ....

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  • Cape Nature

    Cape Nature

    A quality driven public entity conserving the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape ...

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Things to do

  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

    Guesthouse, between Oudtshoorn &amp; Calitzdorp<br><br>Welcome to Amber Lagoon<br...

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  • 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

    4 star ,&nbsp;Guesthouse , 10 rooms suite , in Oudtshoorn...

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  • Attakwas Cottages

    Attakwas Cottages

    Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , Camping and Carevaning , in Oudtshoorn...

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Status of Meiringspoort
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News Headlines

  • Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Cango Wildlife Ranch - Kinder Partjytjies

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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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    Surval Boutique Olive Estate

    Surval Boutique Olive Estate - Winter Special

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    Best Little Guest Hosue

    Best Little Guest House - Winter Special

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    Jahkals MTB Challenge

    Jahkals MTB Challenge

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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.