Oudtshoorn Adventures

Known for its ostrich farms and roads that were built wide enough to turn an ox wagon, the Little Karoo town of Oudtshoorn is full of historic charm.

While its museums tell of days past, there are dozens of activities that will have you living in the present and enjoying every moment of your visit to this area.

It is a 30-minute drive from Oudtshoorn to the Cango Caves where you can enjoy a guided tour of this Precambrian limestone wonder. While you're there, book for a zip line tour

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Adventures in Oudtshoorn
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Known for its ostrich farms and roads that were built wide enough to turn an ox wagon, the Little Karoo town of Oudtshoorn is full of historic charm.

While its museums tell of days past, there are dozens of activities that will have you living in the present and enjoying every moment of your visit to this area.

It is a 30-minute drive from Oudtshoorn to the Cango Caves where you can enjoy a guided tour of this Precambrian limestone wonder. While you're there, book for a zip line tour and enjoy a 900-metre course that takes you from the caves and into the valley.

If you would prefer to interact with animals, choose between riding an ostrich or getting up close to a large crocodile (with you in a cage, of course!).

Lace up your hiking boot and immerse yourself in the area by doing a slackpacking route or any number of hiking trails in the area. It is, as Oudtshoorn Tourism describes, "An ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge".

And then, there is fishing. Fly fishing - for indigenous yellow fish with guided day trips and overnight tours.

If you have the fortune of passing through the town in March, your timing may be right to catch the annual Little Karoo National Arts Festival (Klein Karoo Nationale Kunsstefees), South Africa's largest Afrikaans language arts festival.

At the end of a day well spent, enjoy good food with wine produced by farms in the area.

This town is so much more than the ostrich farms for which it is famed. Take the opportunity to enjoy cultural, historical, natural, wildlife and adventure experiences when you visit Oudtshoorn.

Oudtshoorn Adventures

Caving

The Cango Caves are the best known and most accessible cave system in South Africa. Choose between the standard tour that takes you through a series of deep caverns with lots of stalactites, stalagmites and flow structures, or a longer adventure tour that has you crawling on your belly and shimmying...

Croc Cage Diving

If you thought shark cage diving was a little crazy, try getting up close and personal to crocodiles while doing a cage dive with a difference. Yes believe it or not a Croc Cage Dive ….Scary but safe adrenaline pumping adventure .. You don’t really understand the power of these beautiful...

Fishing

Fly fishing the rivers of the Little Karoo for indigenous yellow fish is an adventure of note. Or, if you’re prepared to travel over the mountain passes that connect the Little Karoo with the Garden Route, you can do some salt-water fly fishing as well. All fishing trips are escorted and all equipment...

Hiking

With the Swartberg Mountains to the north and the Outeniqua Mountains to the south of Oudtshoorn, it is hardly surprising that a number of hiking routes on farms and in the Swartberg Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, are available to visitors. A variety of hiking trails are available, which vary...

Slackpacking

40 kilometres from Oudtshoorn is the Swartberg Nature Reserve and the Gamkaskloof. This valley, which was accessed only by the 'donkey trail' until a road was built in the 1960s, is loved by sports enthusiasts who are drawn to its beauty and isolation. Four days and three nights on the 'Donkey...

Zip Line

Adults and children alike delight in whooshing down a zipline - regardless of the location or length of the ride. There is something so exhilaration about the zing sound made by the pully on the steel cable and the rush of wind as you fly from platform to platform. If you plan to visit the spectacular...