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.

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism
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

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

Latest News

Ostrich Crawl MTB & Trail Run

Jakhals Events Dare to take on the Ostrich Monster. DATE: 1 June 2024 T’S & C’S APPLY Contact Details Tel: 074 260 2871E-pos: corne@jakhalsevents.co.zaWebsite: www.entryninja.com/events/80020-ostrich-crawl-experience

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Oudtshoorn Kunstevriende bied aan…

Marlene Vlok - 'Finding Their Voice' DATUM: 4 Junie 2024TYD: 19:00PRYS: R80 per persoon B’S & V’S APPLY Pizza beskikbaar vanaf 17:00 - 18:30Besprekings deur WhatsApp Contact Details Tel: 084 567 1030 / 072 592 3928

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Laerskool Laurus

Mandjie Dans DATUM: 8 Junie 2024TYD: 18:00 - 22:00PRYS: R100 volwassenesR50 kinders B’S & V’S APPLY Contact Details Tel: 083 226 3451

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Oudtshoorn, a town steeped in history
Oudtshoorn, a town steeped in history

The town itself is a treasure of interesting historical facts and -buildings.

Tantalize your tastebuds in the Klein Karoo
Tantalize your tastebuds in the Klein Karoo

Oudtshoorn and De Rust offer a variety of the finest taste experiences well worth trying.

Kick off your shoes in and around De Rust
Kick off your shoes in and around De Rust

In some cases, the magic lies in the residents and sometimes the setting, the architecture or the atmosphere which do the trick.

Klein Karoo Contact Details

Oudtshoorn & De Rust, Cango Caves

Tourism Offices
Oudtshoorn & De Rust

Tel: +27 (0)44 279 2532
E-mail: enquiries@oudtshoorn.com

Address:
80 Voortrekker Street, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6625

GPS Coordinates: 33° 35' 33" S - 22° 12' 6.6" E

Cango Caves

Tel: +27 (0) 44 272 7410 / +27 (0) 82 303 0029

Address:
Cango Valley Road, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6625

GPS Coordinates: 33° 23' 33.8" S - 22° 12' 53.7" E