Situated between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains Oudtshoorn is the Ostrich capital of the world. Oudtshoorn is rich in culture and history. A number of the original sandstone ostrich palaces in the town of Oudtshoorn and surroundings is proof of the booming ostrich industry of the early twentieth century.
During March/ April each year Oudtshoorn hosts the annual Klein Karoo Nasional Arts Festival.(KKNK) During this festivals visitors and locals can enjoy typical South African art, culture, music, cuisine and hospitality!
Outshoorn offers a number of activities and attractions including the world famous Cango Caves and Wilgewandel Holiday Farm about 20 minutes drive from the centre of town. The Cango Wildlife Ranch and Buffesdrift Game Lodge is also on this route. At the Cango Wildlife Ranch you can discover animals seldom seem, giving you a thrill of a lifetime. Experience a tour of fact and fable with guides as they venture into the crocodile enclosures, visit the snake park & catch a bird’s eye view of the family of big cats. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience in the Little Karoo. Various options of game viewing offered by trained guides; Bush Safaris in open game vehicles, guided Nature trails, Horseback safaris and Elephant walks.
Bushman Curios offers you a range of Ostrich Leather products, Ostrich Feather products and Ostrich Eggs. Also Lion Rugs, Shoulder Mounts and Antelope Skins, Semi-precious Stone Articles and Gold Jewellery collections.
Tantinki Goatsmilk Products produce 13 different types of cheese in 17 flavour, butter, yoghurt, fudge, ice cream and even soap. Visit our Country Shop at 45 Langenhoven Road, Oudtshoorn.
Now is your chance to experience the unique sensation of a Hot Air Balloon trip with Oudtshoorn Ballooning. The panoramic view of Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg mountains will stay in your memory forever.
Hurry and hug a bird at Highgate! Visit Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, here you will have great fun learning more about the largest bird on earth. Tours takes 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Open from 7h30 to 17h00 daily, including Sundays and public holidays.
When in Oudtshoorn visit The CP Nel Museum at 3 Baron van Reede Street, one of the best small town museums. The museum’s main theme is the ostrich industry, focusing on the ostrich feather boom period (1900 – 1914). Also visit Le Roux Town House Museum at 147 High Street.
Visit the Kango Wijnhuis in Van der Riet Street in Oudtshoorn and discover the best wines in the Klein Karoo. Here you will find a wide range of award winning dry and sweet Wines, Brandies and Liqueurs. Wine sales and tasting Mon - Thurs 8am – 5pm, Friday 8am – 4:30pm and Sat 9am – 1pm.
Relax in the romantic and welcoming atmosphere of Nostalgie Coffee Shop and Restaurant at 74 Baron van Reede Street whilst enjoying true South Africa hospitality and traditional South African cuisine. Also visit our gift shop.
Old Mill Restaurant is the only A la Carte Restaurant who specialize in Rooibok, Springbok, Kudu, Ostrich and much more! Enjoy your meal while viewing our tame game. Located on the R328 15km out of Oudtshoorn.
Accommodation in Oudtshoorn is available in B&B’s, Guest Houses, Lodges, Hotels, Resorts, Camping Sites, Guest Farms, Game Farms and Game Lodges as well as in self catering cottages and apartments.
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