Oudtshoorn

The iconic town of Oudtshoorn, based in the semi-arid Klein Karoo, borders on the picturesque Garden Route region between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The closest air access is the coastal town of George, just 55km away. The town can also be accessed by the scenic and famed R62 – the world’s longest wine route!

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Suggested Activities En-Route

The Garden Route Botanical Gardens

Outeniqua Farmers Market

Eden Adventures

The Wilderness Lagoon

Suggested Restaurants En-Route

101 Meade Street Restaurant

Shan Sushi

Blue Olive

Pili Pili

Suggested Accommodation En-Route

George Lodge

The Wilderness Hotel

Shear Water on Sea

Primarily known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn has quickly gained the reputation of being a cultural, heritage and adventure hotspot. Oudtshoorn boasts an array of things to see and do for all ages.

Oudtshoorn’s history is inextricably connected with the ostrich feather industry from as early as 1860. Ostriches still form a vital part of the trade today; from tourism to agriculture.

With an annual rainfall of less than 150mm per annum, Oudtshoorn is the ideal location for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and exploring the wonders of nature in one of the nearby nature reserves or the world famous Cango Caves. Enjoy some of the local Karoo cuisine with a crisp chardonnay, venture on a game drive, see big cats or take a plunge in the world’s first crocodile cage dive!

When your adventurous days draw to a close, you’ll find a wide array of comfortable accommodation to choose from; from camp sites to caravan parks, backpackers to guest farms, self-catering and B&Bs, luxury hotels and lodges and more.

The little town of wonders is sure to impress with its plethora of offerings within the classic country lifestyle.