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The Klein Karoo
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.
To Hell and Back
The hell is situated in the heart of the Swartberg Mountain. Its actual name is Gamkaskloof, referring to the Gamka River that runs through the valley. The valley was, according to legend, discovered by a farmer looking for lost livestock in 1830.
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Oudtshoorn & De Rust, Cango Caves