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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

  • Kranskloof Country Lodge

    Kranskloof Country Lodge

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

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  • Swartberger Lodge

    Swartberger Lodge

    Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , Lodge , 4 apartments , in Oudtshoorn ....

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  • Old Mill Lodge

    Old Mill Lodge

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

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  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

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

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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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  • Calitzdorp Country House

    Calitzdorp Country House

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

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  • Shamwari Hospitality (pty) Ltd

    Shamwari Hospitality (pty) Ltd

    The world renowned Shamwari Group has been a pioneering leader in wildlife safaris, conservation and...

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  • Le Roux's Guest House

    Le Roux's Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , 3 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn...

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Status of Swartberg Pass

News Headlines

  • DE RUST - Christmas Market

    DE RUST CHRISTMAS MARKET

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  • DE RUST - Christmas Market

    DE RUST CHRISTMAS MARKET

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    SURVAL BOUTIQUE OLIVE ESTATE

    SURVAL BOUTIQUE OLIVE ESTATE - CHRISTMAS BUFFET MENU

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    PROTEA RIEMPIE ESTATE

    PROTEA RIEMPIE ESTATE - CHRISTMAS MENUS

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    CANSA RELAY FOR LIFE

    CANSA Relay for Life

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    BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE - SUMMER SPECIAL

    BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE - SUMMER SPECIAL

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    Get Festive in the Showroom Theatre

    Get Festive in the Showroom Theatre with first rate-entertainment.

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    KKNK - Programme Beskikbaar

    KKNK - PROGRAMME BESKIKBAAR

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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.