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Oudtshoorn

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Ostrich Capital of the World
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds. Farms and ranches dot the surrounding landscape, with ostrich sanctuaries and conservation centers serving as conveniently located attractions for those looking to get out of town for a little while. The town also marks the starting point of Route 62, a scenic drive that leads to many wine estates and cultural villages. On a holiday in Oudtshoorn, you can enjoy the scenic countryside setting, sample wines and local delicacies of the Little Karoo region, or take day trips on the Garden Route. In the build up to your vacation in Oudtshoorn, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our South Africa trip planner.
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Cango Caves
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cango Wildlife Ranch
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Scenic Drive
Swartberg Pass
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm
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Wilderness Beach Wilderness
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Hidden gems in Oudtshoorn

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
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Meerkat Magic
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History Museum
C.P Nel Museum
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Shopping in Oudtshoorn

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cali Craft & Gems
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Bella-Mia Pottery
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Factory Outlet
Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Oudtshoorn

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De Zeekoe Farm
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Oudtshoorn

Art Gallery
ArtKaroo Art Gallery
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Duration: 2h 30 min
History Museum
Le Roux Townhouse
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cali Craft & Gems
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Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Cango Caves Estate & Zipline
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
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Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Oudtshoorn

Among the many sleeping options in Oudtshoorn, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in the medium-price range remain the most prevalent. Budget-friendly accommodations include rental cottages and lodges, as well some backpacker establishments and campsites. If you're looking to treat yourself with a luxurious stay, opt for one of several boutique hotels or picturesque farmhouses.
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