Things To Do in Oudshoorn

Oudtshoorn is a town situated in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape. Renowned for its ostrich farms and location along the Route 62 wine route.

The central C.P. Nel Museum traces the ostrich-feather boom era and houses a working synagogue. To the north, the famous Cango Caves are a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers which simply cannot be missed when visiting the area.

Cango Caves

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves, situated in the Swartberg Mountains, remain one of South Africa's greatest attractions and a landmark not to be missed when visiting OuTol Cango Retreat.  Situated just 6 kms from the Cango Caves a day visit is a must.

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Klein Karoo Wine Route

Klein Karoo Wine Route

Oudtshoorn and the Klein Karoo Wine Route form part of the Route 62 Wine Route (longest wine route!). The area proves to be an excellent wine producing region and farms are well worth a visit.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

The environment offers some of the very best mountain bike trails so don't forget to bring your bikes along. A great MTB route is the Cemetry MTB Route with paths going in every direction, the longest being 11 kms. Great scenery, challenging surfaces and a couple of thorn bushes will make this all an interesting ride!

Cemetry MTB Route

WHERE: Old Cemetry, Off N12, Oudtshoorn, Karoo
WHEN: Best during daylight hours
CONTACT: +27 (0)82 538-3115

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National Heritage

National Heritage

With the enormous economic booms during the 1880's and 1900's when ostrich feathers were in such high demand in the fashion industry, the magnificent Ostrich Palaces were built and these magnificent buildings remain in their Art Nouveau, Victorian and Neo Renaissance Revival styles.

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Ostrich Farms

Ostrich Farms

A visit to Oudtshoorn's ostrich farms would be an absolute must when staying at Cango River and Mountain Retreat. Find out all about this great bird and visit one of the farms during your stay. Activities abound! Learn to ride an ostrich and perhaps even participate in an ostrich race, walk on ostrich eggs, see their natural habitat, learn about their breeding cycles and the entire industry surrounding the largest bird in the world.  Great family fun outing.

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Wildlife farms in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife farms in Oudtshoorn

Once in a lifetime encounters are on offer where you can touch a Cheetah, enjoy the playful nature of a Tiger cub, wrap yourself in a giant Python, cover yourself in Lorikeets and even dive with Nile Crocodiles! Conservation is the name of the game though as the Cango Wildlife Ranch brings you a plethora of experiences in this wildlife paradise not to be missed.

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