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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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  • 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 ...

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  • Old Mill Lodge

    Old Mill Lodge

    4-star , Bed and Breakfast , Restaurant , in Schoemanshoek .<br>...

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Things to do

  • Best Little Guest House

    Best Little Guest House

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

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  • The Retreat at Groenfontein

    The Retreat at Groenfontein

    Guesthouse , &nbsp;family suites and en-suite garden rooms , in Calitzdorp ....

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    YOTCLUB B&amp;B - is situated in the centre of Outdshoorn down a quiet private lane just off Bar...

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  • Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Oppi Dam Camping Site

    Camping and Caravaning , 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn .&nbsp;...

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  • The Showroom Theatre July 2017

    The Showroom Theatre - July month

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  • The Showroom Theatre July 2017

    The Showroom Theatre - July month

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    CP Nel Museum

    CP Nel Museum - Opening Hours

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    Cape Nature

    Cape Nature - Winter Campaign

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    Klein Karoo Klassique

    Klein Karoo Klassique

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    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Winter Special

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    Jakhals MTB Challenge

    Jakhals MTB Challenge

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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.