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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

  • The Retreat at Groenfontein

    The Retreat at Groenfontein

    Guesthouse ,  family suites and en-suite garden rooms , in Calitzdorp ....

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  • THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

    THE QUEEN OF CALITZDORP

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  • Aloe Manor

    Aloe Manor

    4 star , Guesthouse , self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , 9 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn<br>...

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Things to do

  • Le Petit Karoo Ranch

    Le Petit Karoo Ranch

    3 star , Guesthouse , Restaurant , Camping and Caravaning , 2 en-suite family rooms ,&nbsp;3 bea...

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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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  • De Oude Meul Country Lodge

    De Oude Meul Country Lodge

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

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  • Cafe Brule - Coffee Special

    Cafe Brule - Coffee Special

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    Cafe Brule - Coffee Special

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    Oosies Racing

    Oosies Racing - Stock Car Racing

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    Die Boer & Vark - Sondag Ete

    Die Boer & Vark - Sondag Spyskaart

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    Swartberg Piekniek Show 2018

    Swartberg Piekniek Show 2018

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    Mayoral Golf Day

    Mayoral Golf Day

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    The Showroom Theatre

    The Showroom Theatre - Prince Albert

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    Chandelier Game Lodge - German Evening

    Chandelier Game Lodge - German Evening

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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.