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Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Cape Route 62 - South Africa

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. Here ostriches are found in great numbers and the region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat world wide. But the world's biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of interesting contrasts. This unique position (being surrounded by mountains) means that every road into Oudtshoorn follows a dramatically picturesque pass or "poort" (portal) and all these present travellers whether they're entering the region from Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route, Cape Town or the hinterland with magnificent scenic drives through unspoilt areas of great natural beauty. Several ostrich show farms offer entertaining daily tours and demonstrations during which one learns about the history and use of these unique birds, about their life cycle and about how they are farmed. Curio shops on the farms and in Oudtshoorn specialise in the finest ostrich leather, ostrich meat and ostrich feather products. The Cango Caves are the oldest and one of the most popular attractions in our region. It is also one of the great natural wonders of the world. Several systems of spectacular limestone caverns have been discovered. All are filled with a wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and helictites (limestone formations that grow in unusual directions). Different tour options are available: The standard tour is an enchanting hour long journey through the first six chambers and the 90 minute adventure tour which follows a 1 200 metre route through the mountain is only recommended for the physically fit. A wheelchair-friendly museum, interpretation centre and restaurant welcome visitors and all tours are accompanied by top-rated guides. The Klein Karoo is a fine wine-producing region, with a variety of cultivars growing abundantly in the area. Oudtshoorn and the Klein Karoo Wine Route form part of Route 62 (the unique alternative entrance route to the region) and the worlds longest wine route. Visit seventeen local wineries for tasting and buying award winning wines ports and sherries. For the brave the locally distilled "witblits" is just what is needed. The Oudtshoorn region offers accommodation facilities that cater for all accommodation needs and several unique wedding venues. The people of Oudtshoorn enjoy meeting visitors and go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Oudtshoorn visitors have an experience that makes them want to return again and again. So, COME FOR THE SUN!

Tel: +27 (0)44 279 2532/3
Email: info@oudtshoorn.com
www.cangoroute.co.za

Oudtshoorn accommodation:

101 Oudtshoorn Holiday Accommodation
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Klein Karoo Connexion
Kleinplaas Holiday Resort
Kruisrivier Gasteplaas
La Pension Bed and Breakfast
Mooiplaas Guest House
Oakdene Guest House
Old Mill Lodge & Restaurant
Pictures
Queen's Hotel
Stompdrift Dam Water Resort

Oudtshoorn attractions:

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Cango Caves
CP Nel Museum
Le Roux Townhouse Museum
Meerkatmagic

Oudtshoorn activities :

Bush Safari @ Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Elephant Feeding Experience @ Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Highgate Ostrich Farm
Karoo Soul Backpackers and Adventure Centre
Klein Karoo Connexion
Meerkat Adventures
Oudtshoorn Ballooning
Oudtshoorn Tandem Skydive

Eating out in Oudtshoorn:

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
De Opstal Restaurant
Pepper Tree Restaurant @ Highgate

 

UpSouth Adventures

Bonnievale Wine Cellar
 
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