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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

  • Cul-de Sac Guest House

    Cul-de Sac Guest House

    Guesthouse , Bed and breakfast , Self-catering , 3 en-suite double rooms and 5 fully equiped luxury ...

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  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    3 star , Guestfarm , Guesthouse , 4x4/Quad/Bike Trails , Lodge , Weddings , 3 en-suite self...

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  • Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House

    Asboom / Ash Tree Guest House situated in the beautiful town central&nbsp;<div>of De Rust....

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  • Ash Tree/ Asboom B & B

    Ash Tree/ Asboom B & B

    Come enjoy our warm hospitality in De Rust at Ash Tree B&amp;B.<br>...

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  • ArendsRus Country Lodge

    ArendsRus Country Lodge

    Five en-suite double rooms and one honeymoon en-suite room offers stylish accommodation to any tra...

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  • Matjiesvlei Cottages

    Matjiesvlei Cottages

    <div>Middelplaas (sleeps 4); Die Bokwagtershuis (sleeps 4) and Die Stalle (sleeps 6) are 3 aut...

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  • Tonnelkop Self-Catering Units & Camping Site

    Tonnelkop Self-Catering Units & Camping Site

    Guesthouse , Camping , 5 Self-catering units , just outside De Rust ....

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    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Train Running Experience

    Red Stone Mountain Bike & Trail Running Experience

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    Ostrich Crawl Experience

    Ostrich Crawl Experience

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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.