In & Around Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is located centrally to the Klein Karoo and within an hour or two's drive of almost every hotspot in the region – from George, Mossel Bay & Hartenbos to Calitzdorp & Beaufort West. This makes it an ideal destination for visitors to the area who would like to take in everything the area has to offer from a central base.
Oudtshoorn has its origins in ostrich farming and a lot of the old colonial stature is still obvious in architecture and lifestyle. Ostrich farming still contributes greatly to the economy of the region and you will find ostrich by-products almost everywhere in Oudtshoorn.
The area has a rich plant & wildlife heritage. We can recommend day trips to a variety of ranches and reserves. Another popular scenic activity, would be a trip over/through the Swartberg Pass.
Of course, no summary of things to do and/or places to see in and around Oudtshoorn would be complete without special mention of the world famous Cango Caves.
Links to activities…
Cango Caves: +27 (0)44 272 7410
Cango / Safari / Highgate
- Revisit the life of C.J. Langenhoven
- C.P. Nel Museum
- Cango Wildlife Ranch:
Crocodiles, Lemurs, Cheetahs, White Tigers and much more.
- Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Elephant rides/feeding and safari's.
- The Donkey Trail
- Klein Karoo Wine Tours
- The Succulent Man: +27 44 279 1285
More to do…
- Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort – Scenic Drive and hikes.
- Rus en Vrede waterfall.
Offering a challenging modern 18 hole golf course with full amenities and squash courts. Also, bowls, athletics, tennis, Olympic standard swimming pools, miniature aircraft and much more.