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Overview

Oudtshoorn the ostrich capital of South Africa is the largest town in the Little Karoo South Africa. The town is known to have the abundance of ostrich, ostrich farms, adding to the tourism in Oudtshoorn. The town lying on the garden route beholds the beauty of the countryside with the picturesque spots and some endemic wildlife. Talking about the attractions, the Oudtshoorn city of South Africa houses the well know places that are loved by the tourist exploring Oudtshoorn. Being the land of ostrich, Oudtshoorn has some thrilling activities that are recommended to enjoy during the tour. The town has specialized number of ostrich breeding farms, as the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and Safari Show Farm. Now, these farms offer the visitor to feed the ostrich and observe them closely during the day trip to Oudtshoorn. The vacation in Oudtshoorn has not been limited to ostrich an ostrich tour. The Cango caves and Klein Karoo wine route are the some of the top most attraction that one can explore during the tour. Tourist mainly loves exploring the Oudtshoorn town for its culture, adventure and natural beauty and thus the city is laced with the best hostels, hotels and luxurious accommodation for stay at Oudtshoorn.

Places To visit In Oudtshoorn

Cango Caves

The Oudtshoorn Congo Caves offers the thrilling Adventure tour where you have to crawl through the narrow passage and steep rocks. The caves recommend the heritage as well as adventure tour to explore the spectacular landscape of Oudtshoorn.

Mossel Bay

The day trip to Mossel Bay from Oudtshoorn offers the beach fun, tour to a game reserve, some famous restaurants to explore and yes, it will let you capture the best memories during the tour. The place has a bucket filled with adventure to make your journey exciting than ever.

Rust en Vrede Waterfall

The Rust en Vrede Waterfall is a hidden treasure with some of the ingenious plant species, wildlife and the breath-taking landscape that makes the place a must-visit destination for the Oudtshoorn tour. The narrow bridge with the wildflowers and the nature trail makes it a great picnic spot for every visitor.

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

The wildlife, vegetation and mountain terrains all together make Gamkaberg Nature Reserve the most popular attraction to explore at Oudtshoorn. From safari to bird watching, hiking and mountain biking, the place offers an amazing adventure to experience.

Klein Karoo Wine Route

Lying between the amazing mountain ranges with the vast wine yards, Klein Karoo wine route offers an amazing sightseeing for the Oudtshoorn tour. The entire wine route stretches from the Montagu to the Outeniqua along the Cape Route 62.

The Ostrich Show Farms

The Oudtshoorn houses the magnificent Ostrich and offers the travelers to enjoy a day close to these large bird species. There Ostrich Show farms are the now becoming the major attraction of Oudtshoorn for the visitors with a number of activities to enjoy.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Housing the around 100 of unique wildlife species, the Cango Wildlife Ranch is the best place for a wilderness tour in Oudtshoorn. There are activities arranges for a day visit where one can encounter the animals and enjoy the best of adventure.

Swartberg Mountains

The tallest range of mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa, Swartberg Mountains is best place for a leisure day at Oudtshoorn. Drive along the Pass to explore the diverse flora and fauna of the area with the splendid attraction lying nearby.

Oudtshoorn Golf Club

The Oudtshoorn Golf Club with its dry vegetation, the rocky land and the lush terrains is one of the popular attractions of Oudtshoorn, inviting the visitors to enjoy the leisure. The region is well equipped by all the facilities like restaurants, bar etc.

Wittenberg Private Nature Reserve

Spreading to an area of 54,000 hectares, the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is the niche for the species of white lions. Enclosed by the hills, the green terrains, and the dense vegetation, the Sanbona Reserve offers an unspoiled area to explore the beauty of nature during the tour of Oudtshoorn.

Best Time To Visit Oudtshoorn

The best time to visit Oudtshoorn depends on the temperature and rainfall the destination receives in a particular season. The destination can be explored throughout the as the weather is dry and warm. Winters are not very cold but moderate, but you can miss some of the activity as crocodile cage diving. Oudtshoorn is dry and the mild temperature throughout the year mainly makes it the best place to explore in South Africa. The summers are not too warm and winters not too cold that can make sightseeing favourable anytime.

The months from April to July are the busiest months for tourism in Oudtshoorn. If you want to enjoy the beach crown, adventure and the parties, this is the ideal time for Oudtshoorn tour. The rest of the months are less crowded and will offer solitude with a peaceful vacation for an ideal tour.

Things To Do In Oudtshoorn

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A drive through the Robinson Pass

Experience the fynbos vegetation and the Outeniqua Mountains while passing through the Robinson Pass that connects the Mossel Bay to the city of Oudtshoorn. The pass boasts the incredible beauty of the landscape that you can en-route during the day drip.

Crocodile Cage Diving

Closely encounter the crocodile, share your experience and let your fear come out with this amazing dive at Cango Wildlife Ranch. If you are planning the tour from April-July, this is the best activity to try once at Oudtshoorn.

Ostrich Farm show

The Cango Ostrich farm is one of the privately managed parks that bring a lot of exciting addition to make your Oudtshoorn tour more thrilling. The large ostrich farm at Oudtshoorn, offers activities like ostrich feeding, standing in their eggs and lot more to closely experience their world closely.

The sightseeing tour at Oudtshoorn

While in Oudtshoorn, one can indulge the day for a day trip to Knysna or Mossel Bay, or spend the day exploring the best wine yards. The city of Oudtshoorn is one of the beautiful destinations in South Africa that is blessed with a magnificent point for a sightseeing tour.

Buffelsdrift Game Park

The Buffelsdrift Game Park is a home to a diverse wildlife that includes species of large mammals and an approx of 200 bird species. Enjoy the game drive during the Oudtshoorn tour at Buffelsdrift with the animals like buffalo, giraffe and Rhinos.

Hiking up the hills

The Swartberg and Outeniqua ranges are the two magnificent hills offering the visitors a hiking trail at Oudtshoorn. The panoramic route with the lush mountain peaks and the vegetation of flyboys are best suited for a guided hiking tour at Oudtshoorn.

The hot air balloon tour

Enjoy the sunrise with the sky covered with crimson hues over the ranges of Swartberg during your tour at Oudtshoorn. The hot air balloon ride offers you the incredible site to observe the aerial view of mountains and the lush green land.

Meerkat morning Tour

Enjoy the morning tour to explore the families and the colonies of Meerkat during your visit to Oudtshoorn. You can closely observe them playing or searching for food, and enjoying in their habitat.

The Oudtshoorn wine estates

The Oudtshoorn is known for some of the best and long wine route of the world. Plan a day trip to taste and explore the wine estates like Karusa Vineyard, Doornkraal Padstal and Grundheim Wines for the Oudtshoorn day tour.

The Food trail

1965 restaurant, Cango caves estate and Nostalgie are some of the handpicked eateries that you can visit at Oudtshoorn. Your stay will let you taste and enjoy at some of the authentic cuisines at the amazing eateries at the town.

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Kruger Safari with Garden Route
(6 Nights / 7 Days)
Starting Price
USD 1261/ per person

Hazyview(3N) → Johannesburg(1N) → Knysna(2N) → Oudtshoorn
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Garden Route with Addo National Park
(4 Nights / 5 Days)
Starting Price
USD 1163/ per person

Knysna(2N) → Oudtshoorn → Addo Elephant National Park(2N)
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Garden Route Escape
(3 Nights / 4 Days)
Starting Price
USD 565/ per person

Knysna(3N) → Oudtshoorn → Tsitsikamma National Park
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Romantic Seychelles with South Africa
(14 Nights / 15 Days)
Starting Price
USD 3249/ per person

Johannesburg(1N) → Hazyview(2N) → Knysna(2N) → Oudtshoorn → Cape Town(3N) → Mahe(3N) → Praslin (3N)
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Classic South Africa
(15 Nights / 16 Days)
Starting Price
USD 3079/ per person

Johannesburg(2N) → Hazyview(3N) → Garden Route Game Lodge(2N) → Knysna(2N) → Durban → Cape Winelands(2N) → Oudtshoorn → Cape Town(4N)
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Garden Route on Self drive
(6 Nights / 7 Days)
Starting Price
USD 772/ per person

Port Elizabeth(2N) → Knysna(3N) → Oudtshoorn → Hermanus(1N)

How to Reach Oudtshoorn

The city of Oudtshoorn is accessed via air and land by the tourist visiting South Africa. There are day tours arranged from the cities falling on and near the garden route.

Via air- There are flights arriving at the international airport of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth for Oudtshroon as there is no international airport in the city. One can even board a flight for George or Mossel Bay to reach Oudtshoorn.

Via Land- A road trip to Oudtshoorn from Cape Town is possible the best way to explore the beauty of the city. The land network of Oudtshoorn is connecting the city with major attractions falling on Garden Route.

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