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The town is blessed not only with natural wonders and a scenic environment, but with warm, hospitable townsfolk. It offers a host of tourist attractions, such as the Cango Caves, ostrich show farms, the wildlife ranch, township tours, adventure sport, 4x4 trails and other outdoor activities, winetasting, award-winning country cuisine and, of course, cultural highlights such as the annual Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and the soon-to-be-introduced Oudtshoorn International Youth Festival and Expo.

One of the worlds great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages. It is situated close to the Klein Karoo Town of Oudtshoorn. Mysterious and breathtaking limestone formations in a wide variety of natural colours, a subterranean wonderland. Regular guided tours daily.
The Ostriches: Amidst the 400 ostrich farms surrounding the town, 3 have distinguished themselves worthy to be named " show farms". Become exposed to this exotic bird species, the largest in the world. Guided tours available.
Crocodiles: Gaze with the awe at the slithering reptiles species from all over the world. Imagine... more than 400 crocodiles and alligators in their prehistoric unattractiveness. They're being bred here and they're awfully nice, as long as you don't get too close!
The Klein Karoo National Arts festival: An Annual gathering in March/April, of more than 100 000 lovers of the various arts, for a week of dancing, films, cabaret, classical music, comedy, contemporary music, open air concerts, plays, literary art & poetry. A momentous event, enjoying international sponsorship.
Taste the fine local wines and the excellent cuisine of the Restaurants - meals which could include ostrich - all exquisitely available to satisfy every taste.
Cheetahs: A highly successful breeding station of this threatened species. . . -one of the only two in the southern hemisphere. One of the foremost examples of Eco-tourism in the world and a superb mixture of conservation and tourism. You can get yourself photographed cuddling a cheetah cub, the fastest animal on land.

Rivers & Falls: Numerous rivers, streams and falls have their origins in the surrounding Swartberg, Outeniqua, Kamanassie mountain ranges. Waterfalls abound, and the visitor is fortunate to safely visit two examples at the Vrede and Meiringspoort falls.
Hiking and Biking: The eco-tourist, and those thriving on the outdoor life, alike, will be faced with a large selection of challenging opportunities. Hiking and biking trails are in abundance. Make your choice from lush subtropical to semi-arid. You will leave fulfilled! Sport: Oudtshoorn is the hub of the region for the sport enthusiast, offering a challenging modern 18 hole golf course with full amenities and squash courts. Also, bowls, athletics, tennis, cricket, rugby, Olympic standard swimming pools, motorsport, miniature aircraft and many more.
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  • Last visit to Oudtshoorn: Dec 1997
  • Intro Updated Apr 11, 2003
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  • Braveheart.southafrr's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2004 at 8:17 AM

    Hi Graham that white tiger looks awsome.................Kenneth

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2004 at 10:07 AM

    Nice page you have! Would love to visit someday. Happy travels-))

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 9:16 PM

    It's always a pleasure to read your pages because they are unique, interesting, sometimes entertaining, and always informative.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 11:31 PM

    Ihave never tried ostrich meat, does it make you fun fast hahahahaha.

  • Alain_Smeets's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2003 at 11:35 AM

    Very good informative page and lovely photo's.

  • pmarshuk's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2003 at 3:11 PM

    I get the impression you quite like it around here. Your pages certainly let us know that and I totally agree. Great pages on a less well known destination.


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