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25 June 2018

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Around Oudtshoorn

The town of Oudtshoorn is 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 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.

Come Relax - Oudtshoorn Style

If the adventure activities is not your flavour of the month, then Oudtshoorn offers plenty to help you relax and unwind with Wine Tastings at our local wine farms, some fine dining in a top Local restaurants, perhaps some shopping for that perfect holiday gift and if that’s all still to much for you, come relax and unwind in our Luxury Day Spa.

Activities Around Oudtshoorn

Self Drive Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

Route: Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust Description: Follow the road that winds along the banks of the Groot River as it meanders through Meiringspoort.

Explore the Cango Caves
The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘the hanging shawl’.

Cango Ostrich Show Farm
Visit the Cango Ostrich Show Farm situated just 14 km from the centre of Oudtshoorn where you can observe and learn all about Ostriches. At the Cango Ostrich Show Farm you can observe large flocks of Ostriches.

Art, Cheese, Chocolate & Liquer Route
Experience something unique and special – especially for lovers of the finer things in life, the Oudtshoorn Art, Cheese, Chocolate and Liquer Route is bound to delight when you visit Oudtshoorn next time.

Cheetahland at Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cheetahland established in 1988 as a wild cat conservation camp is the oldest and biggest Cheetah contact centre in the world. This sanctuary to Africa’s endangered cats is preserved in the Karoo’s picturesque town.

Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall
Rust-en-Vrede taken from the Afrikaans expression for ‘rest and peace’ is true to its translation in setting. Indigenous plants and animal life flanks a trail of bridges and paths that lead you up the Swartberg.