Oudtshoorn Adventures

Oudtshoorn Adventures and Things To Do.

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.…

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Oudtshoorn Adventures and Things To Do.

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

Caving Adventures in Oudtshoorn - Guided cave tours. 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...

Croc Cage Diving

Croc Cage Diving in Oudtshoorn, Little Karoo - Crocodile experience. 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...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Oudtshoorn Hot Air Ballooning - Balloon Rides. Oudtshoorn might be famous for its ostrich rides but they can’t fly. A hot air balloon trip over the time sculptured land of the ancient Little Karoo, with its old farmsteads and distant mountains, will give you a birds-eye perspective of this vast...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in Oudtshoorn, Little Karoo - Guided Hiking Trails. 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...

Zip Line

Zip Line in Oudtshoorn, Little Karoo - Family Adventure. 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...