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Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) - Route 62 - Western Cape - South Africa
Oudtshoorn Accommodation & Travel Guide

Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) Accommodation by Location:
Barrydale - Calitzdorp - Montagu - Oudtshoorn - Robertson
Tulbagh - Worcester
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Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm


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Oudtshoorn Offers Unique And Interesting Attractions In The Western Cape
Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world due to the large number of ostriches which make their home in this region. A number of ostrich farms are situated in Oudtshoorn, producing feathers of extremely fine quality that are sought after around the world. The ostriches are just one of the many attractions in the area; however.  Oudtshoorn is situated in a unique position as the commercial centre of an ancient plain between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains, the Klein Karoo. As a result of this unique position, every road emerging into the region passes through some of the most picturesque scenery in the area.
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Oudtshoorn Ostrich FarmWhile you are in Oudtshoorn, you will certainly want to stop by one of the prize winning show ostrich farms; Safari, Highgage, Congo and Oudtshoorn; where demonstrations and daily tours provide visitors with an opportunity to learn more about ostriches. Be sure to stop by one of the many shops located on the farms; many of which specialize in fine ostrich feather and leather products.

If you happen to be in the region in April, you will be treated to a veritable feast of South African music, culture and cuisine during the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees; the Small Karoo National Arts Festival. During this nine day festival there numerous opportunities to enjoy art galleries and craft markets as well as to see a variety of international and local acts from dozens of different venues. During this time is an excellent opportunity to soak up local culture at many of the local pubs and restaurants as well as temporary venues that open just for the festival.

Cango CavesExperience a bit of local history with a visit to Cango Caves; the oldest and most popular sight in Klein Karoo. There, you will find three systems of fabulous limestone caverns. The longest cavern, Cango Three, spans approximately 1600 m. Inside the cavern you will be treated to spectacular sights including stalagmites, stalactites and helictites. Visitors may choose from two different tour options, including a 90 minute Adventure tour that follows a route that passes directly through the mountain.

Throughout Oudtshoorn, you will find a number of outdoor recreational activities and attractions including birding, mountain biking and walking trails. If you happen to be a 4x4 enthusiast, you will certainly delight in Klein Karoo's rugged terrain.

For a more laid-back and relaxing day, be sure to visit one of the wine estates in the local area. Some of the finest wines in the region are produced here. In fact, Oudtshoorn, along with the Klein Karoo Wine Route, actually form part of the longest wine route in the world, Route 62. More than a dozen wineries are open for purchases and tastings. You will find that the wines of Klein Karoo offer a somewhat distinctive character, especially some of the fine dessert wines which are produced in the region.

With a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, astounding natural beauty, interesting and unique curio shops and fine accommodations and restaurants, Oudtshoorn is the perfect destination for travellers of all budgets and tastes.
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Adley House
Adley House, Bed & Breakfast, OUDTSHOORN
Built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the ‘Ostrich Feather Boom period’ 1880 to 1914.  This magnificent Sandstone Victorian Homestead is situated on an acre of land in a quiet up market residential area near to the centre of town. Rated 4 stars by the S.A. Tourism grading council, it has 14 Air Conditioned, individually decorated rooms with T.V, tea and coffee facilities, Hairdryers, bar fridge and all the necessary amenities to make your stay most pleasant.  Relax at our 2 pools in our well kept English Garden.  Fourteen en-suite, well equipped rooms, M-net TV, stocked bar fridge’s, hairdryers,  tea & coffee facilities, overhead fans, electric blankets and heaters in winter.
Earthbound bed and breakfast, Oudtshoorn Earthbound B&B, Guest House, OUDTSHOORN
Earthbound Guest House is a modern bed and breakfast in South Africa’s Klein Karoo Region close to the Garden Route. The property is located in a quiet and safe residential area, less than 1.3km from the centre of Oudtshoorn and the main road which takes you to the famous Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass and restaurants in the area. Enjoy the refreshing salt water pool in the lovely garden of the property and a feeling of living in the countryside. The property offers free WiFi and secure parking and is also pet-friendly. All rooms at Earthbound B&B are modern and offer good linen, flat screen TV with DSTV channels, free WiFi, safe and coffee-making facilities, along with a small fridge and an outdoors sitting area.
Hlangana Lodge, Guest House, OUDTSHOORN
Oudtshoorn's premier destination. This highly recommended lodge offers individually decorated en suite rooms, all equipped with queen size beds or twin beds, TV, mini-bar, safe, telephone, free coffee/tea and air conditioning.  A warm welcome awaits you in this Victorian Lodge with its exotic garden settings.  Relax at the large salt water swimming pool and enjoy the superb views of the Swartberg Mountains. Try the fitness center, hire a mountain bike or just enjoy a drink at the fully licensed bar.  Opened in 1996, Hlangana Lodge has been the home away from home for many visitors to our beautiful town.  Finalist in 1998 and 1999 of the SAA / AA Accommodation Awards. French, Dutch and German spoken. 
Die Fonteine Guest House, OUDTSHOORN
Situated in the heart of the Cango Valley near Oudtshoorn, this guest house features elegantly decorated rooms with a private patio overlooking the Schoemanshoek Valley and the Swartberg Mountain Range. With complimentary tea/coffee facilities and sherry, all light rooms at Die Fonteine come with rustic furniture and a sitting area. Each of the private bathrooms has an old-world bathtub or a walk-in shower. A freshly prepared breakfast is served daily on the covered veranda, which overlooks the surrounding gardens. For dinner, guests can find 2 restaurants within 5 km from Die Fonteine Guest House. The owner can help organise trips to the Karusa Winery (200 m away), where guests can enjoy wine tasting with a cheese platter.
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, OUDTSHOORN
Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed.  Dine in the excellent restaurant and enjoy the best in country fare and hospitality.  Golf, squash, tennis, bowls and gym facilities are all to be found nearby.  Conference facilities are available and cater for up to 120 GUESTS, country-style.  The Riempie Restaurant serves buffet meals and a Ladies Cocktail Bar is on hand for that cooling-off cocktail or sundowner.  Babysitting services are available, as well as open parking.
Queens Hotel Queens Hotel, OUDTSHOORN
Come experience true tradition excellence and grace in the colonial style reminiscent of a by-gone era. The Queen's Hotel is situated next to the world-famous ostrich museum and in close proximity to a multitude of restaurants, curio and coffee shops.  The 40 double en-suite bedrooms are attractively decorated and provide individually remote controlled air conditioning and television, with M-net, clock radio and telephone.  The Hotel complex boasts an extensive range of services which include the following: The 'Colony' restaurant specializing in game and Ostrich dishes, tourist information and travel center, professional hairdressing center, curio shop, coffee shop, beauty salon, florist, wine shop and delicatessen.
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Amber Lagoon Backpackers Lodge Amber Lagoon Backpackers Lodge, Self-catering OUDTSHOORN
Amber Lagoon is a backpacker´s dream buried in the heart of the Klein Karoo, bordered by the Swartberg Mountains and the Gamka Nature Reserve. Surrounded by ostrich farms, Amber Lagoon is a green oasis abundant in indigenous and foreign plants, trees and birds. It is here, where backpackers can truly relax and enjoy the real beauty of South African nature.  Surrounded by vast open space and beautiful views, relax in a malaria-free and especially safe environment, as well as enjoying freshly home-cooked meals in our open-air restaurant. Relax at our big swimming pool and jump in when the African sun is beating down. Head out for an ostrich egg search with the farmer´s 4x4 and learn about ostriches and real ostrich farming.
Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages, Self-Catering/Country House, OUDTSHOORN
Set on route to the Kango Caves, in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley (14 kilometres from Oudtshoorn), Berluda is an intimate guesthouse experience, offering 5 en suite bedrooms in original Farmhouse & 2 self catering cottages. Berluda is well know for its lush garden, authentic South African farm hospitality and traditional South African cuisine, as well as professional ostrich farm tours on JP Schoeman’s working ostrich farm, Buffelsdrift. JP Schoeman was the winner of the Western Cape’s “Best Young Farmer of the year 2006” competition and his wife Laura gives a tour in English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch, (or a mixture of all languages!). This is an experience which is not to be missed.  If you are looking for peace and quite in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further - be our guest at Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages.
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