24 Mar 2019 - 25 Mar 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Oodtshoorn acts as the perfect gateway between South Africa's dramatic coastline and the arid landscape of the Little Karoo. Come here to visit ostrich farms during the day, with the rather rare opportunity to ride one, and then sleep off the days antics in a cosy rondavel. Another worthwhile draw here is to see the Cango Caves, with an extremely impressive series of underground passageways awaiting you and a completely different Garden Route experience at your disposal.
If you have came to Oudtshoorn, you wouldn't want to miss a visit to the ostrich farm. The town prospers from ostrich trade from its feather, skin as well as meat! Guess which is male and female? The male has black or white feather and usually with a bright color beak which uses to attract mate during mating season. Did u guess right?
There's a ton of stuff to do here: Cango Caves, ostrich farms, and a few private game reserves. The town itself has lots of shops selling ostrich leather goods and some great restaurants, too.
The Cango Caves are fun, the wildlife 'zoos' are alright, and the ostrich on the menu is tasty, but the REAL reason to come to Oudtshoorn is just for the stunning beauty of the Little Karoo. The desert-tinged landscape with its big blue skies is simply gorgeous, and the relaxed atmosphere and diverting excursions on offer here make it a nice detour away from the tourist trail along the coast.