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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
Self-Catering:Enjoy the sparkling pool in the centre of the lovely garden and get the feeling of...
Self-Catering:Enjoy the sparkling pool in the centre of the lovely garden and get the feeling of life in the country.
from R550

41 Reviews

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

from R1,040
Self-Catering:We offer Wild Meerkat tours, Fishing with your own equipment, biking and hiking,...
Self-Catering: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

Self-Catering:There are plenty of activities in the area which include trips over the Swartberg...
Self-Catering:There are plenty of activities in the area which include trips over the Swartberg Pass, Cango Cave tours, hikes to the Rust en Vrede Waterfall and visits to the Cango Ostrich Farm or the Cango Wildlife Ranch.
from R580
Sleeps 16 in 4 rooms

6 Reviews

special Oudtshoorn Overnight | Oudtshoorn Self-catering
Oudtshoorn Overnight offers two fully-equipped affordable self-catering units with off-street...
Oudtshoorn Overnight offers two fully-equipped affordable self-catering units with off-street parking. Both units have private entrances and braai facilities for which a grid is provided; please bring your own wood.
from R650
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

12 Reviews

Self-Catering:We are close to local amenities and tourist attractions.
Self-Catering:We are close to local amenities and tourist attractions.
from R634
Sleeps 20 in 6 rooms

3 Reviews

Eldorado

from R750
Self-Catering:Playground for children is available.
Self-Catering:Playground for children is available.
from R750

6 Reviews

Swartberger Lodge

from R650
Self-Catering:If walking, hiking and nature trails are part of your agenda, we will help you find...
Self-Catering: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

Adley House

from R1,430
Self-Catering:Built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the Ostrich Feather Boom, this...
Self-Catering:Built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the Ostrich Feather Boom, this magnificent Victorian home was bequeathed in 1948 to the orphans of the Second World War.
from R1,430

3 Reviews

Self-Catering:We offer horse riding on a pony, birdwatching, swimming in the pool or river, rock...
Self-Catering:We offer horse riding on a pony, birdwatching, swimming in the pool or river, rock art, hiking and walking trails to view small mammals, antelope, fynbos and succulents. It is truly a paradise for children and artists.
from R640
Sleeps 34 in 8 rooms

45 Reviews

Self-Catering:A jungle gym, trampoline and the nearby ostriches will keep children entertained.
Self-Catering:A jungle gym, trampoline and the nearby ostriches will keep children entertained.
from R500

12 Reviews

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

Self-Catering:We are set in the beautiful Schoemanshoek Valley on the way to the Congo Caves.
Self-Catering:We are set in the beautiful Schoemanshoek Valley on the way to the Congo Caves.
from R1,240

9 Reviews

Karoo-Palet

from R600
Karoo-Palet is a beautiful and spacious self-catering house situated in Oudtshoorn. The oasis-like...
Karoo-Palet is a beautiful and spacious self-catering house situated in Oudtshoorn. The oasis-like setting is in a fertile valley cupped by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges. Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere offered in the town or at the various surrounding farms.
from R600
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

3 Reviews

Self-Catering:Oudtshoorn has the largest concentration of 4x4 and off-road trails in South Africa. ...
Self-Catering:Oudtshoorn has the largest concentration of 4x4 and off-road trails in South Africa. Levels of difficulty range from beginners to advanced. Hiring of a 4x4 can be arranged.
from R600
Sleeps 64 in 16 rooms

35 Reviews

Oudtshoorn South Africa

Oudtshoorn Self-catering 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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