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Yotclub B&B Otter & Birding S...

26 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...
from R570
per night for 2 guests
10 % Off
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Die Fonteine Guesthouse

8 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Winter Special   Die Fonteine is situated in the centre of the lush green, tranquil and picturesque village settlement of Schoemanshoek. We are only 12 km...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

AfriCamps Klein Karoo

3 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 5 rooms

Welcome to AfriCamps, boutique camping at the most beautiful working farms and estates in South Africa. In partnership with our landowners,...
from R990
per night for 2 guests
20 % Off
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Old Mill Country Lodge & Rest...

15 Reviews
Sleeps 33 in 11 rooms

accommodation discount   Our 4-star establishment is surrounded with spectacular bird life, rivers and the foothills of the...
from R400
per night for 2 guests

Bisibee Guest House

11 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

Bisibee Guest House offers affordable accommodation in Oudtshoorn. It is situated in a well-established area and is within walking distance...
from R520
per night for 2 guests

Swartberg Country Manor

7 Reviews
Sleeps 53 in 26 rooms

Swartberg Country Manor is nestled on the Voorbedacht Farm, which is situated in the Cango Valley at the foot of the world-renowned...
from R1900
per night for 2 guests

Hoephoep

3 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Hoephoep is a well-situated, neat and fully equipped self-catering unit. A unit can comfortably sleep five people and is ideal for families...
from R680
per night for 2 guests

Simmer Down Guest Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Tranquillity and Accessibility fits the description of Simmerdown Guest Lodge, it is just the place to shake the dust off your feet and...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Eldorado Private Collection

6 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 6 rooms

Eldorado Private Collection in Oudtshoorn offers luxury apartments equipped to cater for the...
from R634
per night for 2 guests

Cango Retreat Guest Farm

3 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 6 rooms

Cango Retreat Guest farm is conveniently located to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Its location is close enough to all the...
from R650
per night for 2 guests

Oppi Dam

1 Review
Sleeps 66 in 13 rooms

Oppi Dam is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, 14 km from Oudtshoorn...
from R270
per night for 2 guests

Langenhoven B&B

42 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

Langenhoven B&B is located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, in Oudtshoorn. Staying at our accommodation establishment will give you the...
from R620
per night for 2 guests

NA Smit Oudtshoorn Holiday Re...

35 Reviews
Sleeps 64 in 16 rooms

NA Smit Oudtshoorn Holiday Resort is located in the heart of Oudtshoorn allowing you the...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

De Kraal Tent Accommadation

11 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

De Kraal Tent Accommodation is situated 4.2 km outside of Oudtshoorn, on the tar road to the Cango...
from R400
per night for 2 guests

Miles B&B Guesthouse

5 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 7 rooms

Miles B&B Guesthouse offers comfortable homely accommodation with a cosy ambience. It is the ideal setting for those who wish to be in the...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Aloe-Garden

7 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 3 rooms

Aloe-Garden is a charming guest house is located in Oudtshoorn, which is the largest town in the Little Karoo and home to the largest...
from R350
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R1780
per night for 2 guests

Feather Nest Guest House

10 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Your friendly host, Mia Steyn, welcomes you to modern accommodation in the “Ostrich Capital”. Our establishment is exclusively for guests...
from R600
per night for 2 guests
El Dorado Village is situated in a tranquil part of Oudtshoorn, only a few minutes drive from the...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Kranskloof Country Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 15 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...
from R650
per night for 2 guests

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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