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Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. With 80,336 inhabitants it is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. The town is home to the world\'s largest Ostrich population with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms. Ostrich feathers had become extremely popular as fashion accessories in Europe and between 1875 and 1880 ostrich prices reached up to GBP 1,000 a pair, which started the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn.

The area in which Oudtshoorn is situated was originally inhabited by the Bushmen, as evidenced by the many rock paintings that are found in caves throughout the surrounding Swartberg mountains. The first European explorers of the area were guided there by a Griqua via an ancient elephant trail in January 1689. The expedition reached as far as present-day Aberdeen before turning back and exiting the Klein Karoo valley through Attaquas Kloof. However, it was only a hundred years later that the first farmers started settling in the region.

Almost 30 kilometres outside of Outshoorn in the Klein Karoo, lie the Cango Caves, some of the biggest stalagmite formations in the world set in Precambrian (a time about 4500 million years ago) limestone. The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations and the tunnels and chambers stretch for over 4 kilometres. The area is also known for producing some lovely wines; however, despite the region being large, the amount of wine that is produced is small in comparison.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Oudtshoorn, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to South Africa

Table Bay | Cape Town | South Africa
Garden Route Self Drive
9 days FROM $1,139

Drive South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from Cape Town to the cosmopolitan city of Port Elizabeth, the wine region of Klein Karoo and whale watching capital Plettenburg Bay en route.

Drakensburg Mountains | South Africa | Africa
World in One Country
20 days FROM $3,949

The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, breathtaking scenery and insights into culture and history. Travel from Jo'burg to Kruger National Park, through the Kingdom of Swaziland and onto Zululand. Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains and go pony trekking in Lesotho. Journey south through Addo Elephant Park with wonderful game viewing and the lush Tsitsikamma Forest. Before reaching Cape Town, visit Oudtshoorn's Cango Caves and go wine tasting in Stellenbosch.

Tailormade Holidays to Oudtshoorn

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in South Africa — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Oudtshoorn.

De Zeekoe Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

De Zeekoe is a stylish and comfortable farm set in 2000 hectares. The rooms are large and elegantly decorated, ranging from superior suites with outdoor showers to rustic waterfront cabins.

Kleinpass, Oudtshoorn
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A variety of rooms offered - 1 standard 4 bed chalet, 1 luxury 4 bed chalet, 2 family chalets and 3 standard 2 bed rooms, all tastefully decorated and immaculately clean.

The Thorntree Country House, Oudtshoorn
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The homestead and outbuildings date back to the 1800's and reflect the typical Klein Karoo architectural style. The rooms are luxurious and spacious.

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For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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