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Luxury Tailor-Made South Africa Holidays Oudtshoorn 2024 & 2025 

Ostrich Capital of the World 

Visit Oudtshoorn, the principal town of the Little Karoo, where you will be welcomed with hospitality which has become synonymous with the people of the Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo is an oasis-like setting in a fertile valley cupped by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges, and originated as a settlement along the Grobbelaars Rivers which meanders southwards from the Swartberg, providing fertile soil and water for irrigation. Crops such as lucerne, tobacco, fruit, grapes and grains grow here in abundance. 
Outdshoorn is a town with the most sunny days per year in the whole country, 365 sunshine days, 4 summers and sunny, dry winters. Shielded from the coastal belt by the mountain ranges the Klein Karoo also enjoys many windless days. 
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Oudtshoorn is situated on the edge of the Garden Route, between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountain Passes. Oudtshoorn is also a wonderful exciting halfway stopover when traveling between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, with the coastal town of George about 56 km away. 
One of South Africa's eight wine regions, the Klein Karoo is large in area but small in production and these wines are classed with the best in the South African Context. You can visit numerous estates on the Klein Karoo Wine Route from Montagu in the West to Meiringspoort in the East. 
First class hotels and lodges await you! Enjoy the relaxed, friendly, hospitable atmosphere offered in town or at various surrounding farms. 
Experience the joy of life in the country and breathe in the healthy, unpolluted air. Taste the art of the fine local wines and dine on the excellent cuisine of restaurateurs from a five course meal which could include Ostrich, to a delightful lighter meal, all exquisitely available to satisfy every taste. 

Things to do and see in Oudtshoorn 

Ostrich Farm Tours 

Visit an Ostrich Farm to get up-close and personal with one of the world's largest and most fascinating birds. Explore the inner workings of an ostrich farm and learn about their history, breeding and farming practices of these majestic creatures. 
During the tour, a knowledgeable guide will provide you with insights into the ostrich's daily lives, from their quirky behaviours to their impressive physical characteristics. You can even interact with and feed ostriches of all ages - little chicks to towering adults! 
Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a curious traveller, or simply looking for a unique and educational outing, Ostrich Farm Tours in Oudtshoorn promise an unforgettable adventure into the fascinating world of these iconic birds. 

Cango Caves 

Discover an underground world at the Cango Caves, one of South Africa's most spectacular natural attractions. Located near Oudtshoorn, these ancient limestone caverns are home to mesmerising formations and a mysterious beauty. 
Explore the network of underground chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, carved over millions of years by the slow drop of water. Take a guided tour to delve deep into the caves. 
Head to the Cathedral Chamber to witness its soaring ceilings and acoustics. You may have to squeeze through narrow passages to descend deeper into the caves but each tour will cater to different skill and energy levels, from easy-going walks to more challenging tours, so there is something for everyone. 

Swartberg and Outeniqua Pass 

The Swartberg Pass is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that winds its way through the rugged Swartberg Mountains. You'll have the best vantage point for panoramic views of sheer cliffs, deep gorges and sweeping valleys below. This historic pass was built by hand over a century ago and still stands as an engineering marvel! 
Travelling down the roads of the Outeniqua Pass, you'll be treated to equally stunning scenery, with lush forests, waterfalls and peaks stretching as for as the eye can see. Stop off at viewpoints along the way to witness the beauty of your surroundings. 
If you enjoy being in the outdoors, then these mountain passes are perfect for you. You can hike, mountain bike or take a 4x4 to get the adrenaline pumping, or simply meander peacefully, breathing in the crisp mountain air. 

Go on a Meerkat Adventure 

Meerkats are a beloved symbol of the the African savannah in Oudtshoorn you can get up close and person with these cute, captivating animals. 
With an early start to the day, you'll head into the tranquil wilderness of the Klein Karoo where a guide will take you to the best meerkat viewing spots. As the sun starts to rise and illuminates the landscape, watch on as the meerkats emerge from the burrows, stretching and grooming in the early morning light. 
It doesn't end there. The meerkats are playful and will provide you with endless entertainment as they forage for food, stand up straight on there hind legs and interact with one another in their little family groups. You expert guide will tell you about their behaviour so you can come away understanding these fascinating creatures a little better. 

Best time to visit Oudtshoorn 

Spring - September to November 
Spring in Oudtshoorn has mild temperatures from around 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) with cooler evenings. This season is perfect for outdoor activities like the ostrich farm tours or exploring the Cango Caves. 
Summer - December to February 
These months are hot and dry with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F). This makes it the ideal destination for beach days and outdoor exploring. 
Autumn - March to May 
Autumn brings mild temperatures and clear skies with daytime temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). This is a great time to explore the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain passes. 
Winter - June to August 
Winter in Oudtshoorn has cooler temperatures with daytime highs of around 20°C (68°F) and chilly evenings. While its the quieter season, there is still plenty to do and explore, like the Cango Wildlife Ranch and local wineries. 

Sample Itineraries Including Oudtshoorn 

Our sample itineraries will show you suggestions for what you can do, see, and the best places to stay while travelling in Oudtshoorn. 
If you like the look of any of these below, let us know and we can completely tailor-make your trip so it is totally unique to you! 

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The Garden Route 

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