What to do?
With over 330 sunshine days a year, Oudtshoorn is a great place for outdoor activities. Surrounded by mountain ranges and blessed with a rich variety of bird and plant life the Klein Karoo reveals it’s beauty to those who get out and make the effort to explore.
Situated in a limestone ridge, only 29km from Oudtshoorn, this spectacular underground wonder boasts the finest drip-stone caverns, with vast halls and towering formations. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable & accredited Caves Guides.
Swartberg Circle Route
The Swartberg Circle Route is a scenic and interesting drive. Travel from Oudtshoorn or Calitzdorp to De Rust, Klaarstroom and Prince Albert, over Swartberg Pass and through Meiringspoort. The trip may be started at any of the four towns and traveled in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
Cango Caves Zipline
Only 1km from the Cango Caves, this is a fun-packed activity for the whole family. Enjoy this unique & thrilling way to take in the beautiful Karoo views. Our deli offers some of the world’s best coffees, local cheeses & wine inside the air-conditioned interior or on the rooftop with its breathtaking views.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Open year-round, this multi-accredited conservation destination has over 90 species of animals. Meet ambassador animals and even take a dip in the World’s 1st Croc-Cage Dive! Enjoy informative guided tours and fuel-up at the restaurants. Lots to see and do for all ages!
Wine tasting, craft beers & delectable tapas await you at Karusa. Enjoy tasting our unique wines in our intimate, rustically styled tasting room that leads out to our winegarden. Be sure to also sample our craft beers and Karoo-style tapas made from the freshest ingredients in the Little Karoo.
CP Nel Museum
Ostrich feather farming brought great prosperity to the Klein Karoo in the late 19th century. A legacy from this economic “boom” is the sandstone architecture of the so-called ostrich feather manors. The Museum represents some of the finest sandstone architecture in the Little Karoo.
Ostrich Show Farms
Certainly dubbed the ostrich capital of the world with good reason! Oudtshoorn offers ample opportunity to interact with the largest living bird on the planet, whether you prefer an ostrich show farm or working ostrich farm experience. These exciting, interactive tours are sure to inform and delight visitors.
Seeing these shy little critters in their natural habitat is a unique privilege. Our experienced guide will meet you before sunrise, from where you’ll depart to the conservation area. Enjoy a hot cuppa before taking a short hike to the burrows, where you’ll observe the meerkats waking up, foraging in the sunshine and going about their daily routine.
This inviting oasis is a favourite stop for visitors to the beautiful Klein Karoo. Situated in the exquisite Meiringspoort Pass, it forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the picnic area, cool waters of the pool, thundering fall and delightful rainbows, all free of charge.