• Klein Karoo Connexion
    Klein Karoo Connexion
    We are your single point of contact to provide you with best possible - unique and customised - Klein Karoo experience. Founded by passionate hospitable people who love and know the Klein Karoo and who find great pleasure in sharing it with others




In the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, halfway between Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves, lies Berluda, an intimate guesthouse and self-catering family experience.  A stay in the farmhouse is an experience in simple pleasures.

ROSEnhof Country house

Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms.  The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture. 

Mooiplaas Guest House & Spa

Mooiplaas Guest House is a luxurious four-star guest house situated on our family-run working ostrich farm just south of Oudtshoorn, in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Mooiplaas has a variety of accommodation suitable for all types of travelers.  Spa now open!


We take pleasure in announcing the opening of the newly renovated The Queen of Calitzdorp guesthouse. This over a century old establishment is situated in the centre of Calitzdorp town, within walking distance of Boplaas, De Krans and Calitzdorp Cellars wineries . 

THE karoo art hotel

The funky Karoo Art Hotel is situated in the farming village of Barrydale,on the scenic Route 62 between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. The country hotel offers 15 individually decorated rooms and has a regional specialty restaurant. 


Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Highgate is the world’s oldest ostrich show farm. Here you will learn more about the world’s largest living species of bird that is native to Africa. Enjoy the fine local cuisine and relaxed friendly atmosphere of The Pepper Tree Restaurant. Catch your breath and visit our shop selling ostrich products, local wine and more. 

De Krans Wines

De Krans Wines is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo and dates back to 1890.  The cellar has won more than 600 medals and awards since 1980 and is widely regarded as one of the best and most innovative port-style producers in South Africa. 


Eco tours in the Klein Karoo

The Klein Karoo is every nature and culture lover’s paradise! Panoramic vistas and mountain passes grace our evergreen landscape. Discover the uniqueness of the Swartberg Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site); the fauna and flora; or stargaze under starlit skies. 

Special Offer

 2-day Eco Excursion Valid from 1 October 2016 to 31 October 2017. Enjoy this 2-day tour which takes you across the Swartberg Mountains, to a local wine farm, an ostrich show farm, and to the world famous Cango Caves – whilst experiencing the warm local hospitality. 

MinWater Eco Adventures

MinWater offers a range of activities with a focus on our amazing diversity of wildlife and true nature experiences. These include interpretive nature tours, nature school, environmental education, training, bird watching, hiking, camping and 4x4 trails.  


Social Responsibility

Our mission is to bring hope to impoverished rural communities in our country through sustainable social upliftment programs and to increase environmental awareness through sustainable conservation initiatives.

Social Initiatives

 The H.O.P.E Foundation currently supports diverse social and cultural initiatives. Our partnership with “Karos and Kambro”, a performing arts initiative , focus on our vulnerable youth whilst our school programs in the Cango Valley and Katatara attends to the needs of these impoverished rural communities.

Environmental Initiatives

 The H.O.P.E. Foundation focuses most of its conservation initiatives on projects within the Swartberg Mountains where our conservation programmes ensure that this (UNESCO) World Heritage Site is appreciated by our current generation and preserved for future generations.

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