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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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  • Africa Inn

    Africa Inn

    A warm Klein Karoo welcome to Africa Inn. We are situated 8 km from Oudtshoorn; nestled between the ...

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  • 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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  • Oliviers Rust

    Oliviers Rust

    Olivier' Rust offers you the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in the Little Karoo. Our ...

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Things to do

  • Boulders Lodge & Spa

    Boulders Lodge & Spa

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

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  • Earthbound B & B

    Earthbound B & B

    4 Star Guesthouse ...

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  • Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Frischgewaagd Guesthouse

    Guesthouse , Bed and Breakfast ,  6km from Oudtshoorn on Route 62 towards George...

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  • Onze Plaasje

    Onze Plaasje

    1 en-suite room , in De Rust ....

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    Heritage Tour 2017 Vintage & Classic cars on Heritage Tour

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    Ostrich Kick MTB & Trail Running

    Oudtshoorn Kick MTB & Trail Running

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    Calitzdorp Cellar

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    DE KRANS WINE FESTIVALS

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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.