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.
The ostrich capital of the world is an adventure, culture and environment destination in the Klein Karoo – the unique semi-arid landscape that lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges.
De Rust is a small village with a total population of approximately 3566 at the last count in 2011, 93% of whom speak Afrikaans, but English is also widely spoken. As you can imagine, most villagers will be able to give you information of what to find where
What’s Happening in The Klein Karoo
Latest News, Upcoming Events & Specials
Laerskool Wesbank Heerlike kosstalleetjies eb kontant kroeg beskikbaarDATUM: 27 - 28 September 2019TIME: 10:00 - 00:00PRICE: R90.00 per personT’S & C’S APPLYKinders onder 12 GratisContact DetailsTel: 076 444 4144 facebook twitter instagramread more
Wilgewandel Holiday FarmThe Klein Karoo Dust 4 Glory Challenge is the First obstacle course challenge in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region. Based near Oudtshoorn, makes it centrally located in the Western Cape, therefore easily accessible from all the major...read more
The music of Neil DiamondDATE: 31 August 2019TIME: 19:30PRICE: R180 per person / R380 (VIP)Food and wine stalls open at 18:00T’S & C’S APPLYPerformed by Johan Liebenberg Contact DetailsTel: 082 802 7138Website: www.celebratio.co.za facebook twitter...read more
Heart of the Ostrich Industry
Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and visitors to this town, set against the backdrop of the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains, can expect to have an encounter with this amazing bird.
Mermaids of the Klein Karoo
Just outside the little town of De Rust, between the Klein and Groot Karoo, is the famous Meiringspoort (canyon) with its windy river and equally windy road cutting through the gorge. According to legend, the rock pools are home to a beautiful dark-haired mermaid.
Explore the Swartberg Pass
The enigmatic bulk of the Swartberg Mountain excites the adventure in everybody visiting the Klein Karoo. The mountain range is the barrier between the Klein Karoo and the Central Karoo, the gateway to the vast Karoo.
Klein Karoo Contact Details
Oudtshoorn & De Rust, Cango Caves