When visiting the Garden Route region, Safari Ostrich Farm is just one of the great things to visit & experience. With only about 92km between Oudtshoorn & Mossel Bay (or about 1h 15 via the R328), a trip via the Robinson pass be easily done (although to fully experience everything there is to do, multiple days should be provisioned). Some of the highlights you should experience on your trip can be found below.
When in Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Dias Museum: For those who want to learn more about the history of Mossel Bay. The Bartolomeu Dias museum complex was officially opened on 3 February 1989, however the Mossel Bay museum industry can be traced back to the 1960’s when the Mossel Bay museum was first opened. The museum later became known as the Post Tree museum complex before being renamed again in 1989.
The Dias Museum Complex is situated near the beach, shops, restaurants, banks and the tourist information center. Inside the Maritime Museum is a shop where postcards, stamps, books, souvenirs and small gifts can be bought. On the grounds of the Dias Museum Complex are mountain tortoises, ducks and museum cat. In the Granary there are conference facilities available for 48 people or if used in cinema style, seating for up to 100 people. Catering can be arranged. Mail from the shoe is collected twice a day (once a day out of season) by the Post Office. Whales can be observed from the museum grounds during June to November.
Shark Cage Diving: Thrillseekers will certainly find the perfect activity with Shark Cage Diving. Get up close with the Great White Shark. Great White Sharks have always fascinated humans for various reasons. Perhaps it is their imposing size, their graceful beauty:- perfectly adapted to their environment, patrolling our oceans since the beginning of time… Their powerful predatory behavior instilling pure fear in our hearts… or perhaps it is the mysteries surrounding this spectacular shark that beckons us to come closer and closer…..
If you are one of those….. who would like to come just that little bit closer, to experience the Great White Shark in its natural environment above or under water or perhaps just learn a bit more about them and us. You have come to the right place.
We would like to wish you welcome to our site and invite you to be part of our Great White Shark family. here you can read all you need to know about us and what we do. We encourage you to interact with us, make a plan to come and see us and the sharks face to face… we wont bite…..promise!
St Blaize Trail: Feeling energetic, love nature & want to be surrounded by nature’s beauty? Take on the St Blaize Trail. A popular 13,5km trail from the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse which ends at Dana Bay. Enjoy the sea view, spot whales & dolphins. Be sure to take your camera along to capture the beauty of this scenery. No entry fee is charged.
When in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route
On the other side of the Robinson Pass, it is hotter, drier but no less fun! Known as the ostrich capital of the world but full of other experiences and great activities to do. These places are a must when visiting Oudtshoorn.
Cango Caves: The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million-year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. The finest dripstone caverns with their vast halls and towering formation will take your breath away.
Swartberg Mountain Reserve: The Swartberg Nature Reserve lies in the Oudtshoorn district between the Great and Klien Karoo, forming a narrow, but long, stretch of 121 000 hectares. The reserve is blessed with remarkably diverse vegetation. Great for hiking, bird-watching, scenery admiring or snapping amazing landscape photos.
Cango Wildlife Ranch : Touch a Cheetah, dive with crocodiles, and encounter many rare and spectacular creatures along your path, including hogs, pygmy hippos and otters. Get close to big cats, and view lions, leopards, the Bengal Tiger and so much more.
CP Nel Museum : The town museum of Oudtshoorn reflects a late Victorian Colonial style of classical building, named after Charles Paul Nel – a collector of antiques. So valuable was his collection that by 1938 the collection had received full recognition from the Historical Monument Commission. One of the best country museums in South Africa it was declared a National Monument in 1980. Be sure to visit this museum of you want to learn more about the rich history of Oudtshoorn.
Safari Ostrich Farm: A trip to Oudtshoorn wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world famous ostrich farms. At Safari Ostrich Farm – we offer ostrich farm tours which get you up and close with the ostriches. Show you every step of the ostrich life cycle, from incubation to the adult life stage. Feed our birds, discover rare breeds such as the White Ostrich!