Things To Do In Oudtshoorn

When driving to Oudtshoorn to visit Safari Ostrich Farm you will encounter many other great things to do in Oudtshoorn as well. Oudtshoorn just begs to be explored: architecture, art, wildlife, culture, history, and the amazing vegetation of the Klein Karoo combine to create a fascinating mix of attractions in one of South Africa’s best loved inland destinations.


Cango Caves

The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old CangoCaves 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 Nature 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.


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.


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Nothing comes closer to a true bushveld experience than staying in the understated elegance of Buffelsdrift’s luxury tents. Whether from your private deck or on one of their many safaris, you will see some incredible indigenous animals, including elephants, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and kudu. For bird enthusiasts, there are also over 200 bird species to look out for.



Soaring cliff walls with magnificent rock formations line the 25km gorge called Meiringspoort. The road through Meiringspoort is a feat of engineering but the main attraction is the jaw-dropping beauty of the poort as it winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains. Whilst driving this stunning route make sure to stop at the impressive Meiringspoort Waterfall.


C.P. 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.