Across the Outeniqua Mountains, you find the valley of the Little Karoo.
The main town of the region is the farming hub of Oudtshoorn, home to the world’s largest population of ostriches. These inquisitive birds thrive in the semi-desert conditions. Ostriches are the tallest bird on the planet. They are also flightless, but their strong legs can run at 70 kilometers per hour. Jockeys will show you how to race these amazing birds, so climb on top and test your ostrich riding skills.
For an extreme wildlife encounter try crocodile cage diving. Staring one of these ancient predators in the eyes under water is not for the faint hearted, but you are guaranteed to have a good story to tell!
The rugged landscape of the Little Karoo is ideally explored on horse back or on a quad bike. A gentler, but very rewarding, way to explore the area is on an elephant back safari.
Next it is time to view the landscape from above. A hot air ballooning adventure in the Little Karoo offers a memorable experience that you will cherish for years to come.
After exploring Oudtshoorn, take a short drive further north. Here, near the Swartberg Mountains is an underground wonder - the Cango Caves. The vast halls and dripstone formations are an awesome sight and the more adventurous will revel in exploring tunnels, holes and cracks with fitting names like Lumbago Alley, Devil’s Chimney and The Coffin.