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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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  • Old Mill Lodge

    Old Mill Lodge

    4-star , Bed and Breakfast , Restaurant , in Schoemanshoek .<br>...

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  • Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Waterkloof Guest Farm

    Self-catering , Guestfarm , 3 en-suite rooms , in De Rust .&nbsp;...

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  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

    4 Star Guesthouse&nbsp;...

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Things to do

  • Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Camping and Caravaning , 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn .&nbsp;...

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  • Pictures Luxury Accommodation

    Pictures Luxury Accommodation

    5 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 1 Luxury and 2 Deluxe en-suite rooms ....

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  • Attakwas Cottages

    Attakwas Cottages

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

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  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

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

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  • Carols by Candlelight

    Carols by Candlelight

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    Carols by Candlelight

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    Mooiplaas Guest Farm & Spa

    Mooiplaas Guest Farm & Spa

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    Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

    Wilgewandel Holiday Farm - Kersete

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    The Showroom Theatre Movies

    The Showroom Theatre Movies

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    Headlines Restaurant - Christmas Menu

    Headlines Restaurant - Christmas Menu

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    Protea Riempie Estate - Christmas Menu

    Protea Riempie Estate - Christmas Menu

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    Bella de Karoo R62

    Bella de Karoo R62

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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.