Oudtshoorn Attractions

Cango Caves - click here for more information on this spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo.

Ostriches in OudtshoornOstrich Farms

Warm, dry summers and sunny winter days make it the ideal breeding ground for the world's biggest bird, the Ostrich. Before the arrival of the first settlers Ostrich roamed wild in this area. Amid the current 400 Ostrich farms surrounding the town, three have distinguished themselves worthy to be named 'show farms'. Interact with this exotic bird species, the largest in the world. For the more adventurous take an ostrich ride.

Cango Wildlife Ranch OudtshoornCango Wildlife Ranch - click here for more information

A Wildlife Ranch with more than 300 animals like crocodiles, cheetahs and many more to see. Gaze with awe at slithering reptile species from all over the world. Imagine more than 400 crocodiles and alligators in their prehistoric unattractiveness. Be photographed cuddling a cheetah, the fastest animal on land.

Mountain View OudsthoornHistorical

There are several historical buildings and monuments to see, like the fascinating architecture of the old Ostrich Palaces established during the fashionable feather boom of the 1880's, during which Oudtshoorn became the undisputed Ostrich Capital of the world. Many of these buildings have been conserved to this day as museums, such as the C.P.Nel museum designed by Charles Bullock and built in 1906, as well as guesthouses and dwellings for the discerning. Local arts and crafts as well as a host of ostrich products are some of the wonderful things on offer in the many shops. (Left: C.P. Nel Museum).

KKNK Arts Festival

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival is the annual gathering in March/April of more than one hundred thousand lovers of various arts, for a week of dancing, film, cabaret, classical music, comedy, contemporary music, open air concerts, plays, literary art and poetry. This is a momentous event currently enjoying international sponsorship

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