Oudtshoorn Splendour Day Trip

The Oudtshoorn Splendour Day Trip incorporates travelling over the beautiful Outeniqua Pass to visit Oudtshoorn, the capital of the Little (Klein) Karoo. Here we will visit the Cango Caves, an Ostrich Farm as well as enjoy an array of animals at the Cango Wildlife Ranch.

About Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape. Otherwise known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World” it rests along the Route 62 wine route. It is defined as a semi-desert area with a unique and sensitive natural environment.

Oudtshoorn boasts a fascinating blend of Victorian and Cape Dutch architectural styles, reflecting its affluent past. Visitors can explore well-preserved historic buildings, such as the C.P. Nel Museum and the Swartberg Hotel, which offer insights into the town’s past and its association with the ostrich industry.

The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system situated in the Swartberg Mountain range. This regions is also part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site, an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge.  

In addition to its cultural and natural attractions, Oudtshoorn serves as a gateway to the stunning Swartberg Mountain Range. The Swartberg Pass, a renowned mountain pass, offers breathtaking views and is a haven for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers. Exploring the rugged landscapes and indigenous flora and fauna of the Swartberg region is a highlight for many visitors to Oudtshoorn.

With its unique history, scenic beauty, and diverse range of activities, Oudtshoorn offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a blend of adventure, culture, and natural wonders. Whether you’re fascinated by ostriches, captivated by caves, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn is a destination that will leave a lasting impression.

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