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Langenhoven B&B

41 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

"Spring is in the Air"   Langenhoven B&B is located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, in Oudtshoorn. Staying at our accommodation establishment will give you the...
Langenhoven B&B is located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, in Oudtshoorn. Staying at our accommodation establishment will give you the opportunity to explore the town in all its glory.

We offer clean en-suite accommodation at a reasonable rate which will allow you to spend more days in our ostrich haven. You will be accommodated in one of our seven units offering a peaceful night's sleep. All our units have their own private entrances to give you some well-deserved privacy.

During summer you can spend a soothing afternoon in our sparkling saltwater pool cooling off on those beautiful sunny days. We are ideally located for holidaymakers and business people. We have a choice of two breakfast options which is included in the tariff, and guests can enjoy a walk in our lush herb garden where we have more than 130 different species of herbs.
from R620

Kranskloof Country Lodge

6 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 4 rooms

Kranskloof Country Lodge is a true paradise for nature lovers, families and birdwatching enthusiasts. It is set in the heart of the Klein...
Kranskloof Country Lodge is a true paradise for nature lovers, families and birdwatching enthusiasts. It is set in the heart of the Klein Karoo and offers wonderful views of the green Cango Cave Valley and the impressive Outeniqua Mountains.

Four self-catering country cottages and an apartment are comfortable, tastefully furnished and fully-equipped. A child-friendly atmosphere ensures that every family feels at home. Guests can cool off in the saltwater swimming pool and kids can work off excess energy on the trampoline. Each cottage has a barbecue area with standing braais.

Discover the scenically beautiful valley or visit local attractions such as the breathtaking Swartberg Pass, the impressive Cango Caves, the Rust en Vrede Waterfall, the family-friendly Cango Ostrich Farm or the Cango Wildlife Range.
from R580

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 66 in 29 rooms

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo - the gateway to South Africa’s scenic Garden...
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo - the gateway to South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. The authentic bushveld character of the area at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains has been preserved and the lush indigenous vegetation is representative of the Cape Floral Kingdom – South Africa’s sixth Natural World Heritage Site.

Luxury accommodation, a restaurant and conference facilities that meet international standards are available to visitors and corporate guests. A charming wedding chapel at the water’s edge is the ideal setting for romantic African country weddings. A wide variety of game, bird and plant species are indigenous to this area and visitors will see elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, Cape mountain zebra, giraffe and other antelope.

The 25 Luxury Tents on the edge of the natural waterhole offer beautiful views of the spacious Klein Karoo landscape. Each has its own wooden deck overlooking the water where guests can relax, admire the view and see the game. Guests and baggage will be transported from the safe parking lot in cute golf carts to their accommodation. The environment is one of quiet solitude that offers peace of mind.

The Buffelsdrift Restaurant offers an à la carte or buffet menu that specializes in local Karoo cuisine, home-made preserves, chutney, pickles fresh produce and herbs from the area, as well as a variety of freshly baked oven bread. The selected wine list is a true representation of excellent South African wine and offers guests some of the best award-winning wines on the R62 - the longest wine route in South Africa. The open-air bar is situated next to the conference venue and is an extension of the wooden deck. The bar offers a variety of soft drinks, spirits and a wide selection of local wine and port.

Take a bush safari in an open game vehicle to a panoramic lookout point where refreshments will be enjoyed while taking in the natural beauty of the environment. Game viewing on horseback is also an option where guests will be escorted by a trained guide to get a closer view of game roaming the vast undulating hills. Walk with an elephant in the late afternoon to the waterhole and see the sun set on the horizon. Elephant feeding offers an opportunity to interact with our elephants and to get to know these gentle giants.
The neighbouring town of Calitzdorp houses three of the top wine estates on the R62, also known as “The Port Capital of the World”. This is not only “Ostrich Country” but also the heart of the Western Cape Winelands.

Please note we also offer 24 hour on-site assistance.
from R1780

Boulders Lodge & Spa

20 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

Come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the finest places in the Klein Karoo en route to the Cango Caves. The Boulders Lodge is...
Come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the finest places in the Klein Karoo en route to the Cango Caves. The Boulders Lodge is fully air-conditioned, has a Wi-Fi hotspot and a sparkling blue swimming pool as well as a Jacuzzi on the deck which awaits visitors who are ready to restore peace to the body and soul.

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. The Boulders Spa offers a wellness haven in the heart of the Klein Karoo with various beauty and health treatments and massages.

Our latest edition, Pomegranate Restaurant, reflects some of the best cuisine that South Africa has to offer. Our chef uses years of experience to compose mouth-watering meals for our guests.
from R1200

Surval Boutique Olive Estate

3 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 22 rooms

Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in the...
Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in the Klein Karoo, Surval Boutique Olive Estate offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Schoemanshoek Valley.

Surval Boutique Olive Estate offers luxurious accommodation, fit for a king and his family, in our 18th century Klein Karoo homestead, Surval Village.

Encompassing 23 luxurious and individually decorated suites and bedrooms. Each room is individually styled, and offers an indigenous South African feel. Our rooms are all spacious, with the finest furniture and fabrics, offering you a luxurious experience of style and space.

All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, free Wi-Fi, valuables safe, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and a separate entrance.

Cold winter evenings can be spent in the Orchard Room, our communal lounge, with luxurious leather couches, where you can spend time with friends in a cosy setting, or curled up with a favourite book and a glass of red wine.

An elegant dining experience second to none.

With a menu inspired by the produce of the local Klein Karoo region of South Africa, combined with international flair, our restaurant Su Casa (Your Home") offers an elegant dining experience equal to none. Su Casais a member of Confrêrie de la Chaíne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950, which traces its origin back to 1248, and devoted to choice dining and the camaraderie of the table.

Our menu is a reflection on the past, paying homage to the classic flavors and dishes that have stood the test of time. You will experience good food, brought back to the basics, done well, with love and care, creating a gastronomic experience you will remember for some time.

We feature a fully stocked and accessible wine cellar, where you can choose from our selection of the finest wines that South Africa has to offer. We offer only the best varieties and vintages that have made South Africa known for its wines par excellence.

Su Casa offers special banqueting options for weddings, conferences and any other special occasion or function.
Weddings at Surval Boutique Olive Estate
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life. Compliment your careful planning and meticulous attention to detail with the spectacular setting offered to you by Surval Boutique Olive Estate.

Our wedding package is designed to assist you in planning the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range in the Klein Karoo, we offer an idyllic setting within an hour’s drive from the George International Airport.

Say your vows in our on-location chapel, with the most breath-taking view of the Swartberg Mountain, then host your reception in one of our unique venues, guaranteed to create a memorable occasion that your guests will remember for years to come.
from R1750
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Best Little Guest House

38 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

Winter Special   Best Little Guest House is a unique bed and breakfast situated in South Africa's picturesque and historic town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein...
Best Little Guest House is a unique bed and breakfast situated in South Africa's picturesque and historic town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

It has been specifically designed to cater for the needs of travellers who can relax in a quiet, friendly and secure environment.

Your hosts, Edy or Rina, offer warm hospitality in an informal and comfortable atmosphere, dedicating their time to assist travellers in making their Oudtshoorn experience memorable.

Best Little Guest House offers eight well-appointed individually styled carpeted en-suite bedrooms with satellite TV; free Wi-Fi, heating/air conditioning/ceiling fans, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a work desk. Guests can make use of the large refrigerator, freezer and microwave situated in the dining room. It features a veranda/stoep with wooden furniture, an outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and free covered parking.Guests can start their day with an optional breakfast served in the dining area, before relaxing by the poolside veranda.

Best Little Guests House offers a visitor information corner about the entire local and surrounding attractions; The Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves, The Ostrich Show Farms and the Water Falls.
Guests can start their day with a breakfast which is served in the dining area, before relaxing by the poolside veranda. Indoors, there is a communal DStv lounge room with fireplace. Guests can make use of the communal fridge and microwave situated in the breakfast room.

We are located in town, about five kilometres from Cango Wildlife Ranch and nine kilometres from the Ostrich Show Farm. Swartberg Nature Reserve is 42 km from the property, while Cango Caves are 32 km away.

We serve a delicious breakfast for R60 per person. No charge for children under 6.

There is also a laundry service, free visitor's information, wheelchair accessibility, braai/barbecue facilities and a great venue for small functions, weddings and meetings.

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement at R10 per dog.
from R580

Barons Palace

Sleeps 69 in 32 rooms

The Barons Palace Hotel reveals an era of affluence and opulence. The hotel was built at the turn of the century by a wealthy ostrich...
The Barons Palace Hotel reveals an era of affluence and opulence. The hotel was built at the turn of the century by a wealthy ostrich baron. Lush drapes, high ceilings, ornate fireplaces and original ostrich plume showcases recreate an era of gracious elegance.

The hotel is split in two major sections where the Victorian Rooms and Pool Rooms are situated. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning or fans, tea and coffee facilities and hairdryers. Ironing facilities are available in the laundry room. Ascending the majestic staircase to the sweeping reception rooms and vast veranda, one imagines the lavish entertaining that took place in celebration of the flourishing ostrich feather industry.

Leading from the main building to the outdoors, one enters the intimate restaurant which specializes in local game cuisine. The atmosphere in this elegant area will ensure a hearty appetite. For breakfast and all-day treats such as pizzas, visit our guest breakfast area with its colourful décor. Group menus are available on request.

The hotel is ideally equipped to host weddings and other special functions. It lies in close proximity to the famous ostrich show farms, Cango Caves, cheetah ranch and numerous other attractions. Enjoy a scenic drive over the Swartberg Pass to the hamlet of Prince Albert, returning via Meiring's Poort which is well-known for its interesting geological formations.
from R790

Die Fonteine Guesthouse

8 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Die Fonteine is situated in the centre of the lush green, tranquil and picturesque village settlement of Schoemanshoek. We are only 12 km...
Die Fonteine is situated in the centre of the lush green, tranquil and picturesque village settlement of Schoemanshoek. We are only 12 km from Oudtshoorn, en route to one of the top tourist attractions in South Africa - the Cango Caves.

We offer stylishly furnished rooms with views over the great Swartberg Mountains. Friendly personal service and the welcoming feel from the owner, Anzue, will ensure guests have a relaxing stay. Die Fonteine offers secure parking in a safe environment and peace of mind.

We can organize trips to the Karusa Winery which is 200 m away; guests can enjoy wine tasting with a cheese platter. It is also possible to order a picnic basket for a trip to the Rust en Vrede Waterfall which is 15 km away.
from R600

Earthbound B&B

41 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Earthbound B&B offers stylish and spacious rooms with all facilities including DStv, air-conditioning and heaters. Each room offers an...
Earthbound B&B offers stylish and spacious rooms with all facilities including DStv, air-conditioning and heaters. Each room offers an en-suite bathroom with a shower or bath and bathrobes and slippers. The rooms are fully equipped with small fridges and microwave ovens. Coffee and tea facilities and Continental breakfasts are included in the rates.
from R550

The Gumtree Guest House

9 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 6 rooms

The Gumtree Guest House is situated on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, at the historic suspension bridge in Oudtshoorn. We offer...
The Gumtree Guest House is situated on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, at the historic suspension bridge in Oudtshoorn. We offer comfortable accommodation in beautiful rooms surrounded by a garden filled with indigenous plants, and we are located within walking distance of the town, restaurants, banks and curio shops.

Our breakfasts are served inside or outside, depending on the weather, and fresh seasonal ingredients are used. The breakfasts served are fresh home-baked bread, fruit salad, cereals, yoghurt, cheese, meat and a hot breakfast that is cooked according to your order. The products used are mainly produced locally.

The Swartberg Mountains are in full view from the veranda and the setting sun can be watched from the wooden deck. The Gumtree Guest House offers the ideal stopover for all travellers, where nature and tranquility meet.
from R850

Eldorado Private Collection

3 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 6 rooms

Eldorado Private Collection in Oudtshoorn offers luxury apartments equipped to cater for the...
Eldorado Private Collection in Oudtshoorn offers luxury apartments equipped to cater for the discerning holidaymaker or businessman. Accommodation includes villas, studios and lofts.

The Edlorado Villas are fully equipped duplexes with two bedrooms offering en-suite bathrooms. The Eldorado Studios are fully equipped bachelor units with single beds, lounge areas and kitchenettes. The Eldorado Lofts are fully-equipped luxury units with shared self-catering facilities. The units comprise two en-suite twin rooms, a lounge with a double sleeper couch and a kitchenette shared by the rooms. Features include a small private garden with barbecue facility, parking in front of the unit and DStv in the lounge area.
from R634

Karoo Retreat

4 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

Karoo Retreat is an upmarket self-catering house situated in Oudtshoorn and ideal for families and groups. Oudtshoorn is a central base...
Karoo Retreat is an upmarket self-catering house situated in Oudtshoorn and ideal for families and groups. Oudtshoorn is a central base for activities and sightseeing in the surrounding area. The guest house is available on a per-room basis or as a whole.

This exclusive guest house offers four comfortable bedrooms opening onto a large patio. The rooms are cooled by air-conditioning and ceiling fans, and each has its own en-suite bathroom. The house is ideal for two couples with children as the four rooms are divided by a large living area with leather sofas, a large dining area and a fireplace, giving privacy to separate groups of guests but still feeling intimate.

The kitchen adjoins the living room and has all the equipment needed for a comfortable stay. The house is surrounded by indigenous rock and aloe plants, and the trees provide shade all year round. The guest house overlooks our own organic vegetable garden as well as the swimming pool, giving the property a lovely country feel.

Karoo Retreat is child friendly and ideal for functions and workshops. As the guest house is on a quiet street, it is safe for strolls around the neighbourhood or a bit of cycling with the kids. We offer laundry services, babysitting, cleaning services and breakfast baskets on request, as well as braai facilities for some self-catering á la carte dining.
from R750

Rooderandt Hillside Lodge

23 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Rooderandt Hillside Lodge is situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley near Oudtshoorn and...
Rooderandt Hillside Lodge is situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley near Oudtshoorn and is surrounded by the enchanting Swartberg Mountain Range. Rooderandt’s raised location offers a spectacular view across the valley and is abundant with indigenous fauna, flora and bird life on its 3.5 hectares of unspoilt land. It is definitely unique with its mixture of nature, culture, 19th century Old World charm and true Klein Karoo hospitality.

The house is a trove of African culture and is stylishly decorated with attention to detail, and furnished throughout with genuine antiques, complimenting a true South African atmosphere. Here décor is character, stretching far back into history with its popular beam reed ceilings, an original 1897 Bolinder cast iron stove and the manor's imposing front door, originally from a 17th century hunting lodge of Simon van der Stel.

The four private cottages combine the old and the new. Each one is individually decorated with genuine antique furniture, 19th century stoves and fireplaces combined with the convenience of air-conditioning. Each cottage is equipped with a spacious private bathroom and has a patio offering unsurpassed views across the valley. The Honeymoon Suite is perfect for a romantic getaway as it is stylish, spacious, luxurious, warm and comfortable. It has a private entrance, plunge pool and private garden.

Another major advantage of staying at Rooderandt Hillside Lodge is the fact that it is situated in the heartland of the area’s attractions, making it an ideal location from which to explore the world-famous Cango Caves, ostrich show farms, wildlife farms and a vast number of other tourist attractions.
from R540

Cango Retreat Guest Farm

3 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Cango Retreat Guest farm is conveniently located to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Its location is close enough to all the...
Cango Retreat Guest farm is conveniently located to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Its location is close enough to all the wonderful attractions which the Route 62 has to offer including the renowned Cango Caves which are located a mere six kilometres away.

The accommodation is provided in high quality timber homes which blend into the surrounding environment and provide all the necessary luxuries from home. Each of the cottages are fully equipped for self-catering and include air-conditioning and DStv. Each cottage has a patio with braai facilities and views of the surrounding mountains.

The enjoy an afternoon picnic on the lawn at the bank of the river, while the children play to their hearts content.
from R650

Terra Bianca

8 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Terra Bianca rests on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, overlooking Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg mountains, and offers visitors...
Terra Bianca rests on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, overlooking Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg mountains, and offers visitors one of the most spectacular views of Oudtshoorn and the surrounding areas.

Experience farm-style living in the middle of Oudtshoorn at Terra Bianca. A beautifully landscaped garden surrounds this Cape Dutch gabled home, where guests can relax in a sparkling Victorian swimming pool, enjoy sun downers on one of the two roof terraces or simply while away the time bird-watching.
from R800

Pictures

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Pictures is situated in a quiet residential area of Oudtshoorn, close to the town centre and major tourist attractions. You are sure to...
Pictures is situated in a quiet residential area of Oudtshoorn, close to the town centre and major tourist attractions. You are sure to feel right at home with the warm and comfortable environment.

Our guest house offers three rooms with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. Each room is decorated with a picture’s theme and includes a TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system, tea-and-coffee making facilities, hairdryer and safe. Children from the age of 14 are welcome. We are a non-smoking establishment and no pets are allowed.

Oudtshoorn is the “Ostrich Capital” of the world where ostriches are found in great numbers and the region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat world-wide. The world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of interesting contrasts.
from R1690

Eldorado

6 Reviews
Sleeps 92 in 30 rooms

Modern, spacious, self-catering townhouses with safe off-street parking, braai facilities and fully equipped kitchens. We are approximately...
Modern, spacious, self-catering townhouses with safe off-street parking, braai facilities and fully equipped kitchens. We are approximately 2 km from the town centre and is located near most sporting facilities in Oudtshoorn. We welcome both corporate travellers and holiday-makers.

All our units are situated within the Eldorado Security Complex. Entrance and exit takes place via a remote controlled gate. The property has a Wi-Fi Hotspot at reception and a communal swimming pool for guest use.

Towels and linen provided. Daily cleaning services available.

Oudtshoorn lies below the Swartberg mountain range which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site. The mountain pass offers some spectacular views and is great for a slow cruise. Oudtshoorn is known for its ostriches which generated the town's wealth. Guests can visit farms where they can learn about these animals and even have the chance to ride one. The area has many restaurants serving up Karoo-style meals.

Please note that Eldorado Management will be able to move you to another room/room type if necessary.

Town Houses available are; Luxury one-bedroom (two people), open-plan houses with fully equipped kitchen, lounge, bathroom, TV and braai facilities. Only some of the units have air-conditioning (please request upon enquiring/booking).

Luxury, two-bedroom houses (minimum three people, maximum four people) with fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge, TV, bathroom and braai facilities. Only some of the units have air-conditioning (please request upon enquiring/booking).

Luxury, three-bedroom houses (minimum four people, maximum six people) with fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge, bathroom, TV and braai facilities. Only some of the units have air conditioning (please request upon enquiring/booking).
from R750
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Queens Hotel

8 Reviews
Sleeps 70 in 35 rooms

WINTER Special Offer   The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful...
The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful semi-arid Klein Karoo.

Finished in 1880, this grand dame of South African hoteliery has recently been restored to her full original beauty and continues to offer sumptuous accommodation, service and dining that is reminiscent of a bygone era but driven by dynamic modern hotel management.

The Queen's can accommodate 82 people in our 40 non-smoking rooms (Double, Twin, Family and Deluxe). All have WiFi, individually remote-controlled air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, clock radio, work desk, safe, coffee/tea facilities, communal lounge area and bathrooms with overhead/separate shower & bath, towels, toiletries & luxury linen. We have one room fitted with grab rails, but all rooms are wheelchair-accessible and the hotel has an elevator between floors.

Breakfast (included in room rate) is served in the breakfast room: 7:30 to 10:00
Dinner is served at the Colony Restaurant (not included).

The Colony Restaurant - fine dining for young and old
The upstairs Colony Restaurant offers superb meals for young and old and an excellent wine menu, 7 days a week. The menu and specials are unmistakably South African, featuring signature dishes by head chef Rickus Engelbrecht and his team.

For parties of more than 10 people, we can offer a set menu. Groups of more than 20 can order a full buffet dinner.

Seasonal opening times; Summer (Dec to Feb): 18:00 to 23:00 and Winter (Jun to Aug): 17:00 to 22:00.

Special diet requests: Vegetarian meals available on our menu. We can cater for gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, diabetic and any other dietary requests.

Café Brûlé - free WiFi and the best coffee in town. Café Brûlé provides a semi-enclosed street-side European café setting with in-house bakery, light meals and coffee shop. Situated in the centre of town next to the old sandstone masterpiece of the old Boys' High School, the eatery has won a loyal local following for its all-day fix of excellent coffee, food and Internet. Light meals from 07:00 to 17:00, freshly baked bread for sale every day and dish-up-&-weigh buffet on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 12:00 and 14:00. Other fresh product like rusks, cakes, olives, jam, olive oils etc are available as well.
from R1050

Yotclub B&B Otter & Birding Sanctuary

25 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

The Yotclub B&B is situated in the centre of Oudtshoorn on the popular Route 62. We are a few...
The Yotclub B&B is situated in the centre of Oudtshoorn on the popular Route 62. We are a few minutes’ walk from all leading restaurants and shops. The main house is a traditional Karoo homestead dating back to the late 19th century and has spectacular park-like gardens running down to the river. Your hosts, Des and Liz, look forward to having you stay with them.

With uninterrupted views of the majestic Swartberg Mountains and overlooking the Grobbelaars River, the Yotclub B&B is a tranquil base from which to explore all that the Little Karoo has to offer. It is a birding and otter sanctuary which features an otter and bird hide on the property where guests can enjoy looking for Cape clawless otters and over 75 species of birds.
from R600

Advocate's Manor

1 Review
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Advocate’s Manor is a warm and welcoming guest house that will make you feel right at home. Advocate’s Manor is ideally located in the...
Advocate’s Manor is a warm and welcoming guest house that will make you feel right at home. Advocate’s Manor is ideally located in the town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, nestled between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges. Oudtshoorn is renowned as being the ostrich capital of the world, and offers plenty of tourist attractions, restaurants and shops.

Advocate’s Manor offers accommodation in individually decorated and styled guest rooms. Each room contains either a double bed or twin single beds, and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, each room boasts tea and coffee-making facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access.

Outside, there is a charming undercover patio area, that leads to a well-kept garden and swimming pool area. Secure off-street parking is provided.
from R700

Oudtshoorn South Africa

Oudtshoorn  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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