Welcome to Oudtshoorn, The Jewel of Klein Karoo:
Just after 4 hours 45 minutes and at about 438 Km from Cape Town City Centre, lies the towns of Oudtshoorn and De Rust in the Klein Karoo between the spectacular Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. The central C.P. Nel Museum is where one could learn about the ostrich-feather boom era and houses a working synagogue. The Cango Wildlife Ranch a conservation park , is one of the biggest tourist attractions. To the north of the town at approximately 30 Km lies the Cango Caves , the number one tourist attraction and Africa's largest show cave system, a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers. Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. There are a few farms which do educational Ostriches safari tours. The Cango Caves are an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site. Buffelsdrift private game reserve offers the best game drive safari for animals enthusiastic
There are lot of reasons you should visits Oudtshoorn, one of them is affordability, and plenty of activities to do in the Region. These are ranging from safaris, sightseeing, sky diving, wine tasting, Ostrich food and safari experiences, meerkats encounters, adventure tour within the majestic Cango Caves etc...
Where to Go?:
There are lot places to go around Oudtshoorn for different activities and sightseeing, these include but not limited to the Cango Caves , Cango Ranch conservation area, private game lodges and private game reserves. The Region produce some finest South African wines and local crafted beer. There are amazing hiking trails and many other activities. One could drive to the coastal between the towns of George and Mossel Bay and overnight again in Oudthshoorn.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Oudtshoorn in South Africa is normally from early Spring time in September all the way till the month of may just before the rainy season of winter. Nevertheless, the distination is still fine to visit all year round. The highest average temperature in Oudtshoorn is 28°C around January and the lowest is 16°C around the winter months starting from June.
Best Time to Go: Best: Good:
- Cango Caves tours
- Ostriches safaris
- Game Drives
- Wine Tasting
- Great food
- Cango Ranch experiences
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