Little Karoo Adventures

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…

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Adventures in Little Karoo
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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.

Little Karoo Adventures

Bicycle Tours

The Little Karoo is separated from the Great Karoo by the Swartberg Mountain range in the north and from the Garden Route by the Langeberg-Outeniqua range in the south. In between lies a range of well loved dorps – the friendly towns of Montagu, Barrydale, Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp, all just waiting...

Bike Tours

The Little Karoo has some special gems to offer for avid cyclists. Join the annual extravaganza at Africa Burn and cycle amongst installations or fellow wannabe hippies. Take a Bike Tour across the Swartberg Mountain Range or join thousands of mountain bikers as they tackle the annual Karoo to Coast...

Caving

A short drive through the picturesque Cango Valley and just 29km from the town of Oudtshoorn, lies the underground wonder of the Cango Caves. One of the Little Karoo’s most popular tourist destinations, the dripstone caverns with their vast halls and towering formations are an ideal place to go caving.

Croc Cage Diving

Now for something completely different! Test your ability to confront your primal fears on a Croc Cage Diving Adventure in the Little Karoo. The Cango Wildlife Ranch outside Oudtshoorn is the only place in Little Karoo where you can encounter a crocodile up close and personal. Spending some adrenaline...

Cycle Tours

Many images will stay with you long after your sore legs have recovered from your Cycling Tour adventure in the Little Karoo. Smiling children waving to you as you pass by, long straight gravel roads, the banter of fellow cyclists, the wonderful smell of farm food, the beautiful morning light and best...

Hiking

Sunny days and starry nights are the trademark of the Little Karoo. What better way to get those Boots Dirty and enjoy the natural beauty of this unspoilt region than on a Hiking Adventure! Head into the wilderness with nothing but your boots, backpack and good companions. We guarantee that you will...

Hot-Air Ballooning

As the morning begins to dawn in the Little Karoo, you are entering a comfortable wicker basket on your way to an adventure of a lifetime. A Hot Air Ballooning adventure in the Little Karoo offers a memorable experience that you will cherish for years to come. Early in the morning, as the birds begin...

Mountain Biking

When Captain Jack Sparrow explained ‘not all treasure is silver and gold, mate’ he was surely talking about the Little Karoo. This area tucked between the Swartberg Mountain range to the north and the Langeberg Outeniqua range in the south is just waiting to be explored on a Mountain Biking Adventure....

Ostrich Riding

See below our list of Ostrich Riding operators in the Little Karoo, Little Karoo. The town of Oudtshoorn is only 5 hours drive from Cape Town and approx. 1 hour from Knysna.

Quad Biking

The Little Karoo (or Klein Karoo) is the smaller and more southerly of the two Karoo regions. Geographically, it is a valley bordered by the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains. As you may have guessed, this makes the Little Karoo perfect for Quad Biking adventures. Riding a Quad Bike (or All Terrain...

Slackpacking

Little Karoo is blessed with an amazing natural beauty and a wonderful climate. The Klein Karoo offers adventures into valleys and rugged mountaintops on a Slackpacking Adventure. Why not spend a few days enjoying the incredible beauty of this unspoilt region without having to worry about the fuss of...