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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

  • Amber Lagoon

    Amber Lagoon

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

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  • Thabile Lodge

    Thabile Lodge

    Lodge , Bed and Breakfast ,&nbsp;&nbsp;12 en-suite rooms situated in 6 cottages , N12 en rou...

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  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, South Afric...

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  • Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Sweet Home - Selfcatering Accommodation for 2 people....

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Things to do

  • 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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  • Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , Bed and breakfast , 6 suite rooms , en-suite also available , ...

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  • Swartberger Lodge

    Swartberger Lodge

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

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  • Thabile Lodge

    Thabile Lodge

    Lodge , Bed and Breakfast ,&nbsp;&nbsp;12 en-suite rooms situated in 6 cottages , N12 en rou...

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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.