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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

  • Best Little Guest House

    Best Little Guest House

    3 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , 8 en-suite rooms , in Oudtshoorn ...

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  • Kranskloof Country Lodge

    Kranskloof Country Lodge

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

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  • Le Petit Karoo Ranch

    Le Petit Karoo Ranch

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

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Things to do

  • Swartberger Lodge

    Swartberger Lodge

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

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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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  • Karoo Soul

    Karoo Soul

    4 star , Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast , Cottages, Twin Rooms, Double Rooms & Dorm...

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  • Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Camping and Caravaning , 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn . ...

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  • Handwerk Mark

    Handwerk Mark - OUDTSHOORN

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    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Golf Day

    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Gold Day

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    Nederlande Orrelis - Martin Mans

    Nederlande Orrelis - Martin Mans

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    The Showroom Theatre

    The Showroom Theatre - Prince Albert

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    Oudtshoorn High - Steve Hofmeyer

    Oudtshoorn High- Steve Hofmeyer

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    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Golf Day

    Oudtshoorn Business Chamber - Golf Day

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    NG Moedergemeente Oudtshoorn

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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.