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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

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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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  • Karoo Palet

    Karoo Palet

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

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  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

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Things to do

  • Mooiplaas Guest House

    Mooiplaas Guest House

    4 star , Guest house , Self-catering , Bed and Breakfast , wide range of en-suite rooms , &...

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  • Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House

    Poplar Lane Guest House - Offer Stylish and comfortable accommodation with the heart warming hospita...

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  • Cango Mountain Resort

    Cango Mountain Resort

    Mountain resort, 4/6 - bed chalets, caravans & tent sites, conference centre 23km from Oudts...

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  • Meijer's Rust Self-Catering

    Meijer's Rust Self-Catering

    Meijer's Rust is a working farm offering a wide variety of accommodations within the heart of the st...

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    Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve

    Wildehondekloof - Winter Special 2018

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    Cango Caves Zipline

    Cango Caves Zipline - Autumn Special

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    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Winter Special 2018


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    Coetzee & van der Bergh Attorneys

    Coetzee & van der Bergh Attorneys

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    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Network Evening

    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Network Evening

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    J.Gold Beauty Salon

    J.Gold BEAUTY Salon

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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.