Oudtshoorn Western Cape - Karoo
Oudtshoorn Western Cape
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 such as the Safari Show Farm and the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm It is situated on the edge if the Garden Route and is an excellent stop over when traveling from Capetown via George to Port Elizabeth. It has the most sunny days of any town in South Africa! Visit this principal town of the Little Karoo, where you will be welcomed with hospitality which has become synonymous with the people of the Klein Karoo!
Situated in the heart of “Ostrich Country” and only 6km from Oudtshoorn, Safari has been in operation since 1956. Safari was established by Derek Fisch and Harry Lipschitz both being 4th generation ostrich farmers. Our climate here in the “Klein Karoo” is ideal for these large birds to breed and live.
The Oudtshoorn and Karoo area can also be seen as the ostrich capital of the world and it was also here where the big ostrich feather and leather boom happened. Oudtshoorn is also an ideal tourist town with a rich history and things to do for the whole family. We would really encourage our out of town visitors to stay a night and explore this region.
It has a facinating history with Ostrich farming in particular giving rise to great prosperity! It was so good that there was an over production and a massive slump as a result but it recovered and is still today a thriving business! My wife and I visited this Klein Karoo town on so many occasions and always enjoyed the accommodation good food sunshine and of course the visits to the amazing Ostrich farms! They have a wonderful selection of Ostrich skin shoes,handbags and more too many to mention here. Here one can order them and get some wonderful gifts as well. Yes I even had an Ostrich ride you can too if you fancy one! They even have Ostrich races for those who want to participate!Great fun! The next we would always pay a visit to the impressive Cango Caves! So there is plenty to keep you engaged during your visit! Welcome any questions and help needed at my "Contact Us" form.
Welcome to the Cango Caves 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Tour Information Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides. All tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French and other language guide may be available (please check guide availability when making reservations)