Baby ostriches walking together in Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn Tours and Travels

About Oudtshoorn

Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is brimming with these magnificent creatures. Yet, this town has a lot more to offer than just hordes of over-sized birds, it also has some spectacular scenery thanks to the Swartberg mountain range and the patchwork fields that surround them. The fertile lands of the valley in which Oudtshoorn, the principal town of the Klein Karoo, is located give forth a variety of crops in abundance, including grapes, which are then transformed into some of the finest wine in the whole of South Africa. This town is also in the enviable position of having almost 365 days of sunshine a year, the most in the whole country.

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Oudtshoorn Hotels

If you are planning a Oudtshoorn holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

De Opstal Country Lodge Oudtshoorn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Dating back to 1830, De Opstal Country Lodge is a beautiful farmhouse with stables and a milking parlour. All the buildings in the complex have been creatively converted into modern, quaint en suite bedrooms with the retention of an atmosphere of rustic charm. A hearty breakfast is served every day and the restaurant can also cater for dinner - including locally sourced Ostrich. Why not opt for a splash in the outdoor pool before drinks in the bar - a great way to start the evening. This lodge is well located in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley just outside Outdshoorn.

De Zeekoe Guest Farm Oudtshoorn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

De Zeekoe is a stylish and comfortable farm set in 2,000 hectares. The rooms are large and elegantly decorated, ranging from superior suites with outdoor showers to rustic waterfront cabins. The restaurant serves up traditional food with a Karoo twist and dishes include venison, ostrich and a range of vegetarian options. Much of their produce is home grown and organic, meaning that the food is always fresh and the taste is always sublime. De Zeekoe is 7 km from Oudtshoorn opposite Safari Ostrich Farm.

The Pearl of Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A hidden gem in Oudtshoorn, the Pearl of Oudtshoorn is a modern hotel with excellent facilities. Guest rooms are well appointed and all look out across the pool. Guests can dine at the sumptuous Garden Buffet and Grill or in the evening experience an authentic Boma dinner under the African sky. Guests can even try some ostrich while they are here. This delicious meat is locally sourced and is what the town is famous for. The Pearl of Oudtshoorn is situated in the heart of Oudtshoorn on the main Baron Van Reede Street.

The Thorntree Country House Oudtshoorn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The homestead and outbuildings date back to the 1800s and reflect the typical Klein Karoo architectural style. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, offering up an incredibly high level of luxury. The dazzling pool sits outside and commands staggering views of the surrounding valley and mountains. The Country House is situated on the route to the Cango Caves, the Swartberg Pass and the circle route to Prince Albert via Meiringspoort.

Turnberry Boutique Hotel Oudtshoorn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This charming hotel is situated in the centre of the picturesque Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. Relax in the comfort of one of the 22 well-appointed bedrooms that are elegantly decorated with soft, neutral colours and are blissfully air-conditioned. They all come with en-suite bathrooms, cosy double beds and wifi. In addition to this, guests, when not in their rooms, can enjoy the local hospitality at the Scottish themed pub. Alternatively visitors can tuck into a traditional South African Braai (barbecue).

Accommodation on Tour

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!

Oudtshoorn Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Oudtshoorn.

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