is situated in the Klein Karoo 55 kilometres from the large coastal town
of George. First class hotels, lodges, inns, and guesthouses await the
visitor. Enjoy the relaxed, friendly, hospitable atmosphere offered in
town or or at the various surrounding farms. Experience the joy of life
in the country!
stone masonary, lending that special touch. Admire the grandeur of the
numerous "ostrich palaces", established in the times of the " feather boom".
Conserved to this day as museums, guesthouses and dwellings for the discerning.
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 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.
Klein Karoo National Arts festival:
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.
the fine local wines and the excellent cuisine of the Restaurants - meals
which could include ostrich - all exquisitely available to satisfy every
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
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!
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
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!
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.