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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo - the...
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.
from R1,780
Sleeps 66 in 29 rooms

12 Reviews

Surval Boutique Olive Estate is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range (a...
Surval Boutique Olive Estate is 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.
from R1,290

2 Reviews

Karoo Retreat

from R750
Karoo Retreat is an upmarket self-catering house situated in Oudtshoorn and ideal for families and...
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.
from R750
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

4 Reviews

Best Little Guest House is a unique bed and breakfast situated in South Africa's picturesque and...
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.
from R580

38 Reviews

special De Zeekoe Guest Farm | Accommodation Oudtshoorn

De Zeekoe Guest Farm

from R1,040
This 2000-hectare bio-diversified farm is privately owned and nestled between the majestic...
This 2000-hectare bio-diversified farm is privately owned and nestled between the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains on the banks of the Olifants River. We are located on one of the world’s 17 hotspots with three overlapping flower zones and only 7 km from Oudtshoorn on the R328, opposite the Safari Ostrich Farm.
from R1,040

32 Reviews

Langenhoven B&B

from R620
Langenhoven B&B is located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, in Oudtshoorn. Staying at our...
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.
from R620
Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

41 Reviews

Cango Retreat Guest farm is conveniently located to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Its...
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.
from R580
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

1 Review

Earthbound B&B

from R550
Earthbound B&B offers stylish and spacious rooms with all facilities including DStv,...
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.
from R550

41 Reviews

The Klein Karoo is described as a botanical hotspot. It is the only place in the world where...
The Klein Karoo is described as a botanical hotspot. It is the only place in the world where fynbos overlaps thicket and succulent vegetation, and the Swartberg Mountains are listed as part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site. Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm is situated in the centre of this wonderful part of the world.
from R1,390
Sleeps 31 in 11 rooms

12 Reviews

This 5 Star establishment is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, on the main road to the Cango...
This 5 Star establishment is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, on the main road to the Cango Caves.
from R2,300
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

1 Review

special Die Fonteine Guesthouse | Accommodation Oudtshoorn
Die Fonteine is situated in the centre of the lush green, tranquil and picturesque village...
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.
from R600
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

7 Reviews

Kranskloof Country Lodge is a true paradise for nature lovers, families and birdwatching...
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.
from R580
Sleeps 16 in 4 rooms

6 Reviews

Boulders Lodge & Spa

from R1,200
Come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the finest places in the Klein Karoo en route to...
Come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the finest places in the Klein Karoo en route to the Cango Caves. Experience the tranquility of the Klein Karoo in the modern and sophisticated Boulders Lodge where you will be received with the warm hospitality that is typical of the local people.
from R1,200
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

20 Reviews

special Queens Hotel | Accommodation Oudtshoorn

Queens Hotel

from R1,050
The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of...
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.
from R1,050
Sleeps 83 in 40 rooms

8 Reviews

The Gumtree Guest House is situated on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, at the historic...
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.
from R850
Sleeps 15 in 6 rooms

9 Reviews

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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