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Oudtshoorn is the centre of the Klein Karoo and 'ostrich-feather capital' of the world, as well as having the famous Cango Caves. A lush oasis catering for adventure, cultural and geological tourists and one of the most-visited towns in the country.

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The house once occupied by C. J. Langenhoven, a lawyer who came to Oudtshoorn in 1899 and composed the South African national anthem here, is now a museum.


Art galleries

The gallery was born out of the need to showcase the enormous amount of talent that this semi-desert, but majestic area draws - some internationally acclaimed and others emerging.

Boulders Lodge and Spa


Boulders Lodge & Spa offers a wellness haven with 9 elegant en-suite rooms, a Spa and our very own Pomegranate a la carte Restaurant. Air-con, heated towel rails, picturesque pool, jacuzzi, jungle gym, Wi-Fi, shaded parking. RELAX, PAMPER, WINE AND DINE!!!

Cango Caves


29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves.

Cango Mountain Resort

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

The Cango Mountain Resort is situated approximately 23 km from Oudtshoorn and 7 km from the Cango Caves. The resort is next to the Koos Raubenheimer dam and is surrounded by the well-known Swartberg Mountains.

Cango Ostrich Farm

Ostrich rides

Cango Ostrich Show Farm is located in the lush Cango Valley, Schoemanshoek, 14km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves, making it easy to find and making your trip more time efficient.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Animal Sanctuaries

Explore the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and our Bengal tiger cubs. Also encounters with wildlife where you can touch a cheetah, wrap yourself in a python and dive with crocodiles.

Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm

Ostrich rides

Chandelier, the closest ostrich show farm to Oudtshoorn (7 km) and George (48km), played an important role in the development of the ostrich industry more than 130 years ago.

CP Nel Museum


The CP Nel Museum is a cultural museum. It was established with the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting articles of local historical interest. The purpose today includes the cultural history of the Klein Karoo region.

De Hoek Mountain Resort

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Large level grassed Caravan and Camping sites with clean ablution blocks, offers the caravanner or camper a comfortable and scenic setting from which to explore the area.


Brandy Cellars

Grundheim's family recipes have ensured that their homemade liqueurs and witblits preserves have walked away with numerous awards.

Kango Wine Cellar

Klein Karoo Wine Estates

Kango Wine Cellar has a quite diverse product range and the tasting room in the middle of town is well worth a visit.

Kleinplaas Caravan Park

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Kleinplaas caravan park offers the serenity of an oasis in a dry land, with modern ablutions and sparkling swimming pool. The caravan park has 35 shady stands.

Minwater Eco Adventures

4x4 adventure

There are four trails to wit the "Rooiberg" trail, the "Steenbokrant" trail, the "Sandberg" trail and the "Kloof" trail. The full distance of the 4 x 4 trails is approximately 30km (6-8 hours).

Mons Ruber

Brandy Cellars

In more recent years, Mons Ruber has been making estate brandy - distilling it over an open fire in a still that dates back to 1936.

Oasis Shanti Backpackers


Oasis Shanti Backpackers is situated in a leafy and historic neighbourhood, it is a peaceful place that's just a short walk away from the town centre.

Oudtshoorn Ballooning


Experience - the unique sensation of Hot Air Ballooning in the Klein Karoo. Drifting on a gentle breeze, you will enjoy a sense of peace and tranquility;

Oudtshoorn Golf Club

Golf Courses

Set in the heart of the Klein (small) Karoo this course is a paradise amongst the dry backdrop of the Karoo's ostrich capital of the world.


Food experiences

Traditional Belgian chocolates and the challenge to satisfy a chocolate loverís palette inspires Marita to create heavenly combinations not to be found elsewhere.

Safari Ostrich Show Farm

Ostrich rides

Safari Ostrich Show Farm is an operating farm where visitors will see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development in the surrounding fields.

Tantinki Goatsmilk Products

Food experiences

They make 13 different types of cheese in 17 different flavours. But it is not only the cheese that makes them so popular. They are also known for Butter, Yogurt, 7 flavours of Fudge and 4 flavours of Ice-cream.

TBI Adventures

Adventure Tour Operators

We follow a lovely trail close to the Swartberg Mountains (A World Heritage Site) to the beautiful 80m high Rust & Vrede waterfall. The mountain scenery along this 22km trail is really stunning!


Inland Holiday Resorts

At Wilgewandel Holiday Farm they have a wide variety of fun activities for young and old at rock-bottom prices.




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