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Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Kannaland, Western CapeOudtshoorn is set in a picturesque farming valley, surrounded by the majestic Outeniqua mountains. This valley has the ideal climate for ostriches and established Oudtshoorn as the world ostrich feather capital from the mid 1800′s to 1914 when the fashion faded. The ostrich kings made a bundle of “feather” money during this period, and the beautiful sandstone buildings and houses in the town reflect this. Ostrich business is still very much part of the town with the ostrich lea...

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Mountain Bike Trail, Oudsthoorn, Western Cape Mountain Bike Trail, Oudsthoorn, Western Cape

Exceptional single track mountain biking trails are carved out of the Karoo koppies, making for exceptional erosion-free...

Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Swartberg Nature Reserve, set in stunning mountain scenery and flora, is close to Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert. Don't miss it.

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Gamkaberg Nature reserve protects the rare Cape Zebra, beautiful rich floral kingdoms and is valued for its scenic tranquil ..

Day Trip including Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert and De Rust Day Trip including Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert and De Rust

This Klein Karoo day trip from Oudtshoorn is 182km, through a most amazing variety of landscapes and quaint rural villages.

Koumashoek Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Koumashoek Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Koumashoek Hiking Trail is a 14.7 km 6 hour route. This trail passes through beautiful, unspoilt, fynbos near Robinson Pass ...

Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn

The 197km drive from Calitzdorp via Nels Valley to Prince Albert over the Swartberg Pass is probably one of the most rugged, amazi

Winelands of the Western Cape Winelands of the Western Cape

The first vineyards in South Africa were established in the early 1650s in the beautiful fertile valleys surrounding Cape Town ...

TBI Adventures, Oudtshoorn TBI Adventures, Oudtshoorn

TBI Adventures is a locally based outdoor adventure company operated by mountain man Johan Uys, a veteran of local exploration.

Minwater Farm, Oudtshoorn Minwater Farm, Oudtshoorn

Minwater Farm is bursting with the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo and is owned by Louis Jordaan who has devoted the ...

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn

Pulling your hair out trying to think of something to do with the children? The Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is just the place for ...

Mountain Bike the Swartberg Pass, Oudtshoorn Mountain Bike the Swartberg Pass, Oudtshoorn

Take a rip-roaring, high velocity mountain bike adventure down the Swartberg Pass. It's a bit like riding a bucking bronco, but ..

Hot Air Ballooning in Oudtshoorn Hot Air Ballooning in Oudtshoorn

Just imagine drifting over the majestic Swartberg Mountains like an eagle, with just the occasional blast from the burner. Peace.

Day Trip to The Hel, Gamkaskloof, Oudtshoorn Day Trip to The Hel, Gamkaskloof, Oudtshoorn

Spoil yourself and take one of the best day trips South Africa has to offer from Oudtshoorn to The Hel in the Gamkaskloof Nature

Swartberg Hiking trails, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Swartberg Hiking trails, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

The Swartberg hiking trails boast spectacular rock formations, endless vistas of the Klein Karoo, deep kloofs, the typical fynbos

Tandem Skydive – Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Tandem Skydive – Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Experience a breathtaking 25 minute scenic flight with the most beautiful views of the Swartberg & Outeniqua Mountains.

Arbeitsgenot – Home of CJ Langenhoven in Oudtshoorn Arbeitsgenot – Home of CJ Langenhoven in Oudtshoorn

This Museum, Arts and Culture Centre is where, in 1918, co-author of the South African Anthem, CJ Langenhoven, wrote "Die Stem".

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is set in the beautiful vegetation of the Klein Karoo. An enormous natural waterhole is directly in front

Klein Karoo Wine Route – Karusa Winery Klein Karoo Wine Route – Karusa Winery

Karusa is the first and only Premium Private Winery in Oudtshoorn and has won the Champion White Wine of the Southern Cape ...

Cango Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Cango Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

What you will experience: the eggs, incubators and chicks (in season); to hug and kiss the super friendly female - Betsie; to ...

Cango Caves, Oudtshoon, Klein Karoo Cango Caves, Oudtshoon, Klein Karoo

The Swartberg range boasts 56 cave systems and is thus rather like an enormous Swiss cheese. The largest, the Cango Caves are ...

Meerkat Adventures, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Meerkat Adventures, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Waking up early enough to catch the meerkat before they run off for a day of foraging is not the easiest thing, but the scenery ..

Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cheetah Contact Centre, Oudtshoorn Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cheetah Contact Centre, Oudtshoorn

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is an endangered species breeding facility. It is also the oldest and biggest cheetah contact centre ...

Le Roux Townhouse, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Le Roux Townhouse, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

The Le Roux Townhouse is a fine example of a feather palace built by a wealthy ostrich farmer, John Le Roux.

CP Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Kannaland CP Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Kannaland

This extensive display on ostriches and Karoo History is housed in a splendid sandstone building built in 1906 at the height ...

Oudtshoorn Articles
Rooiberg to Die Hel – Join the Leisure Wheels 4×4 Safari Rooiberg to Die Hel – Join the Leisure Wheels 4×4 Safari Date: 25/01/2011

Gamkaskloof, or Die Hel, is one of those must-visit places in South Africa's bouquet of tourism destinations.The mysterious valley is...

10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn 10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn Date: 12/03/2010

This year Oudtshoorn celebrates its 16th Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. But should you tire of the buzz...

Self Drive Route 2 – R62 Cape Town to P.E. Self Drive Route 2 – R62 Cape Town to P.E. Date: 02/11/2009

The historical Self Drive Route 62 is one of SA's favourite tourism routes.