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Guesthouses:We offer food and wine to entice the senses, nestled in an 18th century farmhouse that...
Guesthouses:We offer food and wine to entice the senses, nestled in an 18th century farmhouse that has been converted into the elegant Su Casa Restaurant. Menus are inspired by regional produce of the Klein Karoo area.
from R1,290

2 Reviews

Guesthouses:A great venue for small functions, weddings and meetings.
Guesthouses:A great venue for small functions, weddings and meetings.
from R580

38 Reviews

Karoo Retreat

from R750
Guesthouses:We are situated in the ideal location to explore the surrounding area as well as the...
Guesthouses:We are situated in the ideal location to explore the surrounding area as well as the yearly KKNK Festival.
from R750
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

4 Reviews

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

from R1,040
Guesthouses:We offer Wild Meerkat tours, Fishing with your own equipment, biking and hiking,...
Guesthouses:We offer Wild Meerkat tours, Fishing with your own equipment, biking and hiking, birding 162 species, canoeing, Eco Farm Tours, self-guided walks, massage relax zone and a swimming pool.
from R1,040

32 Reviews

Boulders Lodge & Spa

from R1,200
Guesthouses:No more bored children on holiday – at Boulders Lodge Mom and Dad can relax while the...
Guesthouses:No more bored children on holiday – at Boulders Lodge Mom and Dad can relax while the little ones play on the jungle gym which will keep them occupied for hours.
from R1,200
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

20 Reviews

Guesthouses:The Swartberg Mountains are in full view from the veranda and the setting sun can be...
Guesthouses:The Swartberg Mountains are in full view from the veranda and the setting sun can be watched from the wooden deck.
from R850
Sleeps 15 in 6 rooms

9 Reviews

Swartberger Lodge

from R650
Guesthouses:If walking, hiking and nature trails are part of your agenda, we will help you find...
Guesthouses:If walking, hiking and nature trails are part of your agenda, we will help you find some of the Klein Karoo's best kept secrets.
from R650

Mooiplaas Guest House

from R1,080
Guesthouses:On-site activities include hiking and walking, jogging, mountain bikes and a swimming...
Guesthouses:On-site activities include hiking and walking, jogging, mountain bikes and a swimming pool.
from R1,080
Sleeps 40 in 16 rooms

16 Reviews

Guesthouses:We are within walking distance of the centre of town.
Guesthouses:We are within walking distance of the centre of town.
from R500
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

9 Reviews

Guesthouses:We offer a private and secure romantic retreat.
Guesthouses:We offer a private and secure romantic retreat.
from R450
Sleeps 41 in 17 rooms

8 Reviews

Guesthouses:The weding venue can accommodate 70 to 120 guests, chapel and garden, marquee.
Guesthouses:The weding venue can accommodate 70 to 120 guests, chapel and garden, marquee.
from R1,900
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

6 Reviews

Guesthouses:We are situated very close to the centre of Oudtshoorn and ideally situated for guests...
Guesthouses:We are situated very close to the centre of Oudtshoorn and ideally situated for guests who wish to walk to the various shops, restaurants and other spectacular sites in Oudtshoorn.
from R650
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

2 Reviews

Welcome to Rietfontein Ostrich Palace which is a working ostrich farm situated between Calitzdorp...
Welcome to Rietfontein Ostrich Palace which is a working ostrich farm situated between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn on the Route 62 – the longest wine route in South Africa. It is the oldest working ostrich farm in the Cape Colony and was established by the Potgieter family in 1897. It boasts one of the most intriguing ostrich palaces dating back to the early 1900s.
from R900
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

1 Review

Le Roux's Guest House is situated in a quiet residential area of Oudtshoorn, within easy walking...
Le Roux's Guest House is situated in a quiet residential area of Oudtshoorn, within easy walking distance from the town centre and restaurants. With over 330 sunshine days a year, Oudtshoorn is a great place for outdoor activities.
from R920

1 Review

Guesthouses:Guests can enjoy peculiar ostrich, the breathtaking Cango Caves, majestic mountain...
Guesthouses:Guests can enjoy peculiar ostrich, the breathtaking Cango Caves, majestic mountain ranges, the unspoilt natural environment, culinary adventure and wine tasting.
from R630
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

18 Reviews

Oudtshoorn South Africa

Oudtshoorn Guest House Accommodation

Oudtshoorn, the largest town in the Little Karoo, is most well known as the centre of the ostrich farming industry. Taller than many men, these huge flightless birds weigh in at about 150kg and are very fast and – surprisingly – very dangerous. Don’t tangle with one. How embarrassing would it be to have to explain to the guys in the office that, while you were on holiday, a bird kicked you almost to death and you landed up in hospital with broken bones, concussion and a few major lacerations? You’d never live it down. But they are interesting – and delicious. Their almost totally fat-free and cholesterol-free red meat is reputed to be particularly healthy, and is made into a huge range of innovative dishes in local restaurants. The most traditional way to eat an ostrich, though, is in the form of biltong – sun-dried, spiced strips of meat. But, hey. Why eat the bird, when you can wear it?

Ostrich feathers have moved in and out of fashion a few times over the last couple of centuries but, at their heyday, they were worth more than their weight in gold and they funded the building of some magnificent mansions, which were dubbed “feather palaces” by the envious neighbours. Le Roux’s Townhouse, which is an annex of the CP Nel Museum, is an excellent example of this early form of conspicuous consumption.

There are also a number of farms where you could watch an ostrich display, learn all about these amazing birds and go wild buying ostrich feather and leather products. The leather has almost overtaken the feathers as a must-have fashion accessory. Distinctively knobbled (how many leathers are plucked?) and very hard-wearing, it’s used to make anything from key rings to full length coats, car upholstery and even saddles. (OK – so far, one rather weird Cape Town polo player has decided that a knobbly ostrich leather saddle is a good idea. But, who knows, it could take off.)

You could, if you were totally heartless, also ride an ostrich. Sure – they weigh 150 kg and are very strong but – and this is a big but – they have really tiny little ankles so many of the birds that are ridden are permanently injured. Which is not really a problem, as they’re destined to be turned into biltong and handbags, anyhow, but it’s worth thinking about.

Speaking of handbags, there’s a crocodile ranch just outside the town, and also a “wildlife ranch”, where you can dive with crocodiles from the safety of a cage, see a range of predators, including lions, tigers and jaguars, and you could even – for a price – “adopt” a baby cheetah. While we’re on the animal thing – there’s a bunny farm, where you can pet the angora rabbits and buy lovely soft garments from angora wool, and even a lovely, child-friendly restaurant where you can ride a camel. Camels, fortunately, are renowned for their sturdy ankles.

The other major attraction in Oudtshoorn is the Cango Caves, which extend for miles into the extensive limestone hills and exhibit beautiful crystal and flow structures. You can do a one hour tour or tackle the more adventurous one and a half hour tour, which includes some tight squeezes.

One of the best ways to see Oudtshoorn and its surrounds – if you’re relatively energetic – is to do a semi-escorted cycling trip on the Swartberg Pass. You (along with the bikes) get driven to the top of the pass 50km from town, from where you make your own way back. The first 10km is a steep, twisting, turning, incredibly scenic unpaved mountain pass – but all downhill. From there the next 10km is a relatively steep downhill on tar, and the last 30km is mostly downhill or flat.
En route back to town, you can stop to visit the Cango Caves, the Wildlife Ranch, an ostrich farm, and even stop to ride a camel. A short detour (with some uphills) could take you to a lovely waterfall. It’s a full day ride but – here’s the best part – if you decide you’ve had enough cycling, you can phone to be picked up and only pay a small “rescue fee”.

There are some great restaurants and a smattering of lovely guest houses. The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (Little Karoo National Arts Festival), which is a whole load of fun, is held in April.

Oudtshoorn, the largest town in the Little Karoo, is most well known as the centre of the ostrich farming industry. Taller than many men, these huge flightless birds weigh in at about 150kg and are very fast and – surprisingly – very dangerous....

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