A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Oudtshoorn, South Africa

General Information

Oudtshoorn is situated in the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.   Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich capital.  These large flightless birds are world famous for their beautiful feathers, soft leather, large eggs and healthy fat-free meat  – all of which are exported all over the world.

Oudtshoorn is surrounded by mountains on all sides with the Klein Karoo as an oasis in a fertile valley surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges.   Every road leading into Oudtshoorn follows a gloriously picturesque pass, all of which present travellers with a stunningly scenic drive through this unspoilt area of natural beauty and rare fynbos, the Protea being the most Popular.

Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn offers visitors first class hotels, lodges, guesthouses, B&B's and camping options.  Please see our Accommodation Directory for all that is available.

Acitivities in Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn has many activities and attractions for all visitors:

  • Ostrich show farms
  • The magnificent Cango Caves
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Mountain biking and Quad biking
  • Nature reserves
  • game lodges
  • wildlife ranch
  • geo-heritage sites
  • museums
  • township tours
  • grand old architecture
  • fine dining and much more!

Outdshoorn boasts the most sunny days per year in the whole country! So summer or winter, the traveller is greeted by sunshine, blue skies and the warm friendly hospitality of the town’s residents.

Businesses

The economy of Oudtshoorn relies mainly on agriculture and tourism - its major attractions being the natural environment (including Cango, the largest show cave in Africa), events like the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK), endurance races like the Cango Marathon, the "To Hell And Back" mountain bike race - and, of course, the ostrich!

The best thing about Oudtshoorn is that it is just an hour's drive from Mossel Bay or George at the coast.

Oudtshoorn has some fine local wines and excellent cuisine at any of the many restaurants to be found in and around the town. For the adventurous diner - delicious, healthy Ostrich meat is available at all restaurants!

Tours

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SPORE SA - FOOTPRINTS SA

SPORE SA - FOOTPRINTS SA

  Spore SA / Footprints SA - ONE STOP school tour operator specializing in Adventure, Cultural and Sport tours.We also do Adventure holi...
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MOUNT NOAH LODGE

MOUNT NOAH LODGE

  Mount Noah Lodge - Yacht Accommodation in Oudtshoorn, Route 62, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Overnight...
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AAN DE BRUG

AAN DE BRUG

  Aan de Brug - B&B Accommodation in Oudtshoorn, Route 62, Western Cape Welcome to A...
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CYCLE THE CAPE

CYCLE THE CAPE

Cycle The Cape - Unique Cape Town cycling adventures.   Having spent many happy holidays in Cape Town, Mark and...
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KARUSA ORCHARDS & VINEYARDS

KARUSA ORCHARDS & VINEYARDS

KARUSA VINEYARD AND CRAFT BREWERY WITH WEDDING AND FUNCTION VENUE AS WELL AS A KAROO RESTAURANT IN OUDTSHOORN ...
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OPPI DAM

OPPI DAM

  Oppi Dam - Oudtshoorn Self Catering & Camping in Schoemanshoek en route to the Cango Caves ...
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YAMKELA GUEST HOUSE

YAMKELA GUEST HOUSE

  Yamkela Guest House - Oudtshoorn Guesthouse Accommodation Discover serenity, luxury and privacy in ...
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HIGHGATE OSTRICH SHOW FARM

HIGHGATE OSTRICH SHOW FARM

  Highgate Ostrich Show Farm - Ostrich Show Farm in Oudtshoorn, Route 62, Western Cape Highga...
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KLEIN KAROO WINE ROUTE

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CALI CRAFT & GEMS

CALI CRAFT & GEMS

  Cali Craft & Gems - Gemstones, Crystals, Beads & Jewellery in Oudtshoorn, Route 62   ...
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MOOIPLAAS GUEST HOUSE

MOOIPLAAS GUEST HOUSE

  Mooiplaas Guest House - Accommodation on a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn Mooiplaas Gue...
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TO HELL AND BACK EXTREME MTB STAGE RACE
Start: 15 November, 2013
End: 17 November, 2013
Location:   Gamkaskloof, The Hell
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