Visit Oudtshoorn and ride an Ostrich

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Oudtshoorn is the focal point of the Klein Karoo Region and is synonymous with ostriches, the Cango Caves and the annual KKNK festival. Besides ostriches this wealth of land also produces vegetables, fruit and wine and the famous Karoo lamb.

Being the tourist destination that it is Oudtshoorn caters for the tourist in every way, with the Cango Caves and the various Ostrich Show Farms it make this venue on of the top 10 tourist destination in South Africa.
  • Balloon Charters – Ukwamkela Navigators Balloon Safaris. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Website: Tel 021 434 3217
  • Cango Angora – The first Angora Rabbit Show-Farm in the whole of South Africa. This German farm is a must for those with a family or animal lovers. Tel 044 279 1259
  • Cango Caves and Museum – View the world’s most stunning dripstone formations in the knowledge that if you have children they are safe with the day care facility on site or if you have pets that they are well looked after at the pet care facility on site. After viewing the amazing caves and walking around the various tunnels, have a drink at the restaurant or purchase gifts for those at home from the curio shop.

    These caves are one of the Top 10 South African tourist destinations. Visit the website to take a look at the pictures or email them for more information. Website: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tel 044 272 7410
  • Ostrich Farms – Visit the many ostrich farms in and around the area. This is the ‘feather capital’ of the world, so enjoy.
  • Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall – Taking the Raubenheimer Dam turnoff on the road to the Cango Caves will result in the spectacular Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall. This 74m waterfall has amazing scenery to enjoy.
  • Wilgewandel Holiday Farm – Camel Rides, family restaurant, country shop, curios and gifts, crocodile dishes, ostrich meals and steaks, local wines, bumper boats, farm animals to feed and being a natural family paradise, makes this a valuable place to spend time together as a family. Website: Located about 2km before the Cango Caves. Tel 044 272 0878


  • CP Nel Museum – This museum boasts a synagoge, chemist and trading store, all of which have been reconstructed. Baron van Reede Str. Tel 044 272 7306

Restaurants, Bars & Clubs

  • De Fijne Keuken – Open daily. Monday to Friday – 11.30 to 16.00 and 17.30 to 22.00. Saturday & Sunday 17.30 to 22.00. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 114 Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. Tel 044 272 6403
  • Headlines Restaurant & Coffee Shop – The only restaurant in the world that specialises in Ostrich cuisine. Also serving crocodile, seafood, chicken, pasta, pizza, vegetarian and special kiddies meals. So if you are not feeling quite as adventurous in trying the neck or liver pate soup, there will still be something of interest for you to enjoy. Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. Tel 044 272 3434
  • Jemima’s Restaurant – Traditional South African food is served with a smile. If South African cuisine doesn’t interest you there is a variety of other meals also available (seafood, Mediterranean and grills). Website: 94 Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tel 044 272 0808
  • Kalinka Restaurant – Treat your taste buds to the delightful meals prepared to be enjoyed in a lovely garden setting. With most variations of dishes one would normally encounter. Open daily. Tel 044 279 2596
  • Paljas Restaurant – “ The house of good food.” Traditional African food including game and Cape Malay. 109 Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. Tel 044 272 0982

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