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Cango Route
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Wilgewandel
Klein Karoo Wines
Cango Caves
Ostrich Farms
Swartberg Pass
Le Roux Town House
TBI Adventures

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

THE CANGO ROUTE - visit the website »

CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is perfect for a family outing. Guided tours are given daily around the premises. Learn more about the facts and fiction of the crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and giggle at the antics of the Bengal tiger cubs. For the adventurous they offer face to face encounters with wildlife in the Natural Encounters programme where you can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub, wrap yourself in a python and even dive with Nile crocodiles.

Season Times: 08:00 - 17:00 | Out of Season Times: 08:00 - 16:30
You can also stroke a Cheetah: (You must be 16 years and older)
There are no set times for tours.


MEIRINGSPOORT PASS WATERFALL 45KM FROM US

The Great Waterfall on the Meiringspoort Pass is a beautiful place to have a picnic and a refreshing swim in one of the pools. You may spot the Karoo Mermaid if you are lucky. Meiringspoort Pass is approximately 60km from Prince Albert. The geological formations are a must-see with the colours changing constantly throughout the day. Look out for rainbows and waterfalls. The pass is 25km long with 25 interestingly named drifts to traverse, each with their own story. Meiringspoort links the Klein and Groot Karoo from De Rust in the Klein Karoo to Klaarstroom in the Groot Karoo - along the N12.


BELLA-MIA OLIVES & POTTERY

Tel/Fax: +27(0)442728709
Cell: +27(0)834383132


KARUSA

Karusa is a family operated and managed wine and fruit farm. The word "Karusa" is a Khoi San word meaning: Land with little water, a scarce resource in the semi arid plateau of the Klein Karoo. Karusa is the first and only Premium Private winery in Oudtshoorn.


RUST EN VREDE WATERFALL

A hidden waterfall in a protected area.
Rust en Vrede is a sanctuary for indigenous plant and animal life, nestled in the heights of the majestic Swartberg Mountains. A short, scenic trail takes you over a multitude of small bridges, winding your way through the growth until you arrive at the plunge pool. Here the crystal clear water collects, after gushing from a fresh spring higher in the mountain. The beauty and serenity of the place lends itself to the name, which translates as rest and peace.
Open from 09:00 - 16:30, it's the perfect place to go to rid yourself of any stress.


WILGEWANDEL HOLIDAY FARM

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm promises great family fun with activities to suit all ages. We are situated 25km from Oudtshoorn on the R328. (2 km from the world famous Cango Caves). This place of excitement will offer you and your family appealing and aesthetically beautiful surroundings which will satisfy your relaxation needs, promising peace and tranquillity for everyone. Come and enjoy the sunshine, good weather, and natural beauty of the Klein Karoo, whilst experiencing the epitome of South African family hospitality.


KLEIN KAROO WINE ROUTE

Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class Port and South Africa's champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied cabernets to lighter styles for easy drinking. More than just an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors its unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape. The Klein Karoo Wine Route invites you to toast their variety.


CANGO CAVES

The Cango Caves is only one of the natural wonders of the Klein Karoo & Oudtshoorn. An underground jewel in the heart of the Swartberg Mountain Range. Experience true beauty as you explore the Cango Caves - crawls through narrow spaces and slide into a next chamber.

Standard Tour:
09:00 - 16:00 starting every hour
Duration of tour: 60 min

Adventure Tour:
09:30 - 15:30 starting at half past every hour
Duration of tour: 90 min

Open every day except on Christmas day.


OSTRICH SHOW FARMS

Visit one of our three well known ostrich show farms the area. They offer you a complete ostrich package example:
• Stroking and riding an ostrich
• Eating ostrich eggs
• Buying souvenirs from the curio shops
The Ostrich Farm nearest to us: 7km


SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN RANGE

This part is acknowledged as a World Heritage Site by the Cape Nature Conservation. The crest route will take you along the Swartberg Mountain Range for some 50km. At last 4x4ers can go to Hell! Not fire and brimstone, but Die Hel, also known as Gamkaskloof, deep in the Swartberg mountains.

LE ROUX TOWNHOUSE

The house was built in 1909, when Oudtshoorn was in the midst of the second Ostrich Feather Boom (1900 -1914). Money being no object, the brief for this Townhouse was that it be designed by one of Oudtshoorn's best-known architects, with the most modern innovations, and built with the best of imported and local materials. The Le Roux Townhouse is situated in High Street, between Church and St Saviour Street.
Tel: +27 44 272 3676
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Experience a real town house.

ARBEIDSGENOT

Arbeidsgenot is the home of C.J. Langenhoven, known as the father of the Afrikaans Language.
217 Jan van Riebeeckweg - Oudtshoorn
Visiting Hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

TBI ADVENTURES

Take a quad bike on a quiet trail with beautiful mountain scenery until you reach a hidden waterfall. Learn to abseil under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Go on an exciting caving adventure. Take a hike. Enjoy a scenic drive.

C.P. NEL MUSEUM

In 1972 the CP Nel collection was brought to its present home - the former Oudtshoorn Boys' High School. As a result of this, the sandstone building, with its beautiful clock tower, was saved from demolition. The building as a whole dates back to the second "ostrich feather boom" (1900 - 1914) and was declared a National Monument in 1981.
Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

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