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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

  • House Martin Guest Lodge

    House Martin Guest Lodge

    House Martin Guest Lodge - In the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Little Karoo lies the ...

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  • Kranskloof Country Lodge

    Kranskloof Country Lodge

    Self-catering , Guest farm , 4 cottages and an apartment , Oudtshoorn...

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  • Karoo Palet

    Karoo Palet

    Self-catering , 3 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ....

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Things to do

  • 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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  • Calitzdorp Country House

    Calitzdorp Country House

    <div>Calitzdorp Country House Known for tranquility, pampered luxury and gourmet meals.</di...

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  • The Alexander

    The Alexander

    Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean...

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    Pirate Team building

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    Pirate Team building

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    Surval Boutique - High Tea

    Surval Boutique Olive Estate - High Tea

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    Surval Dust & Tar

    Surval Dust & Tar October 2018

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    Oudtshoorn Scale Event

    Oudtshoorn Scale Event

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    Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve

    Wildehondekloof Nature Reserve

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    Kom Dans saam vir die Diere

    DE RUST - Kom Dans saam vir die Diere

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    Die Boer & Vark - Havana Night

    Die Boer & Vark - Havana Night

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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.