Klein Karoo Region – Oudtshoorn

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The little town is in the heart of the Klein Karoo Region, it’s surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains and Outeniqua Mountains.


It’s well known for Ostriches, its feathers, its meat and leather products. Its home to the very famous Cango Caves which is Africa’s largest show cave system.




Where to stay in Oudtshoorn:


If you have some money to spend and want to stay luxuriously, there are many guest farms and reserves.


De ZeeKoe Guest Farm – offers stylish rooms, swimming pools and open air beauty treatments.


They are 4 stars graded and offer various activities from Birding to Canoeing to Horse Riding.


Rietfontein Ostrich Palace – it’s the world’s oldest working ostrich farm. This location is considered as the treasure of Oudtshoorn. It offers lovely cottages with breakfast served in the old barn.


If you on a small budget but still love to stay comfortably – they do offer lovely Guest House and Bed and Breakfast locations.


Baron Van Reede would welcome you to their 150 year old sandstone guest house. In walking distance from all the famous sights and activities.


La Pension Guest House – on the Route 62 offering a home away from home


If you are travelling on a small budget then Backpackers Paradise is just for you, together with their partners Lodge 96.  Owner run, en route to the Cango Caves is this lovely place, to eat, meet and greet likeminded, adventurous people from around the world. They offer everything you need with lots of love and attention. Nothing will cramp your style during your stay with them.


Activities on the Cango Route.  – The Klein Karoo’s most travelled route.


  1. Art Karoo
  2. Cango Wildlife Ranch
  3. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
  4. Bella Mia Olives and Pottery
  5. Cango Ostrich Farm
  6. Karusa Winery Karoo Tapas
  7. De Oude Meul Country Lodge
  8. TBI adnventures
  9. Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
  10. Cango Caves
  11. Swartberg Pass




Art Karoo


The gallery showcases some remarkable local art and internationally acclaimed pieces. This association nurtures and supports young artists and always searching new local talent.


Cango Wildlife Ranch


The second largest tourist attraction in the Southern Cape and it’s an attraction like no other.


If you would like to dive with the crocs – this is the place to be. They hold the world most successful cheetah breeding operation and program. Take a walk on the wild side and experience this Ranch.


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge


Here you can experience a bush safari, elephant feeding and walking experience and horseback safaris and manage to relax under Karoo skies


Cango Caves


Situated in the Swartberg Mountains, Africa’s largest and greatest creations. A tour through this 5.3km cave will totally take your breath away.


Lose yourself in the mystery, natural beauty and untold secrets of the caves.


Swartberg pass


The most spectacular mountain pass. You can zigzag through the natural diversity of this pass and stop to enjoy a special picnic near the river to absorb the peace of this pass, 1583 meters above sea level.