Oudtshoorn & De Rust - Place to go

Oudtshoorn & De Rust is part of an ecological hotspot with some of South Africa's most beautiful natural diversity. With an annual rainfall of less than 150mm, Oudtshoorn is the ideal location for outdoor activities and exploring the wonders of nature in one of the nearby nature reserves. Meet the ostriches at one of our ostrich show farms, visit the world famous Cango Caves (Africa's largest heritage cave system), watch game or feed an elephant, see big cats or take a crocodile cage dive.
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Picture of meerkats looking into the distance - onto the Swartberg Mountains in the Oudtshoorn area. Photo: Clemens Capek

SUN WORSHIPPERS Photograph by Clemens Capek. A meerkat family in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up a meerkat family—also called a gang or mob—will warm in the sun to harvest energy for the day.

Karoo — Obie Oberholzer - road to Die Hel - Gamkaskloof - Swartberg Mountains (Black Mountain)

Karoo — Obie Oberholzer - road to Die Hel - Gamkaskloof - Swartberg Mountains (Black Mountain)

There are over 180 species of birds recorded on the farm. To make the most of your visit we can advise you on the best trails at Meijer's Rust - De Rust, Western Cape Photo: Provided

There are over 180 species of birds recorded on the farm. To make the most of your visit we can advise you on the best trails at Meijer's Rust - De Rust, Western Cape Photo: Provided

Meerkats Safaris at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn

Meerkat Safaris in Oudtshoorn – Game Lodge Accommodation Oudtshoorn Klein Karoo Western Cape – New Orleans Finance

De Rust is blessed with a unique plant life.  Klapperbos (Nymania capensis) Photo: Provided

De Rust is blessed with a unique plant life.

The town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is a tourist centre for a variety of reasons that include ostriches, mountain passes, historic buildings and the famous Cango Caves.

Waterfall at Meiringspoort near Oudtshoorn.  Great place to swim and picnic. View of surrounding  Swartberg mountains impressive

Waterfall at Meiringspoort near Oudtshoorn. Great place to swim and picnic. View of surrounding Swartberg mountains impressive

Did you know — Cango Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in South Africa

from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves.It is situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known

Oudtshoorn the Ostrich capital of the world. Visit one of our show farms to learn more about ostriches in the Klein Karoo

Oudtshoorn Tourism on

Oudtshoorn the Ostrich capital of the world. Visit one of our show farms to learn more about ostriches in the Klein Karoo

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