Contact Us
Book ACCOMMODATION
Book ACTIVITY

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.

quick links

Where to stay

  • Swartberg Country Manor

    Swartberg Country Manor

    4star Guest farm (guest house) with 26 en-suite guest rooms close to the Cango Caves and just below ...

    read more
  • Eldorado Private Collection

    Eldorado Private Collection

    3 star , self-catering , 4 fully equiped modern apartments , in Oudtshoorn ....

    read more
  • Bisibee Guest House

    Bisibee Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Self-catering , 11 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn...

    read more
  • ...

    read more

>> More Places to Stay

Things to do

  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

    4 star , Guesthouse , Spa , Restaurant , 9 en-suite rooms in Oudtshoorn...

    read more
  • Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House is on the farm Kleingeluk, near De Rust....

    read more
  • Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House

    Kleingeluk Guest House is on the farm Kleingeluk, near De Rust....

    read more
  • Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate

    Cango Caves Estate provides the visitor a one stop basses to experience many different destinations...

    read more
events icon

>> More Things to Do

Weather Webcam

Oudtshoorn Weather Webcam

Access Route Status

Status of Meiringspoort
Status of Swartberg Pass

News Headlines

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.