Things To Do In Oudtshoorn & Surroundings

Oudtshoorn just begs to be explored: architecture, art, wildlife, culture, history, and the amazing vegetation of the Klein Karoo combine to create a fascinating mix of attractions in one of South Africa’s best loved inland destinations.

Safari Ostrich Farm

Safari Ostrich Farm offers an exciting Tractor Tour that will bring you in and amongst our beautiful and majestic birds. Come and meet all the different species of Ostrich and get up close by feeding them. Our Guided Tours depart every hour on the hour from 08h00 till 16h00. We have a lovely Coffee Shop that offers freshly baked scones, muffins and delightful Lavazza Coffees. For the those that are hungry, we have scrumptious Ostrich Fillet Lunches as well as many Chicken and Vegetarian options. To complete your visit we have one of the best ranges of Ostrich Leather Products in the Western Cape and you can find gifts to suit your pocket. We look forward to seeing you at Safari Ostrich Farm.

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. The finest dripstone caverns with their vast halls and towering formation will take your breath away.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Touch a Cheetah, dive with crocodiles, and encounter many rare and spectacular creatures along your path, including hogs, pygmy hippos and otters. Get close to big cats, and view lions, leopards, the Bengal Tiger and so much more.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Nothing comes closer to a true bushveld experience than staying in the understated elegance of Buffelsdrift’s luxury tents. Whether from your private deck or on one of their many safaris, you will see some incredible indigenous animals, including elephants, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and kudu. For bird enthusiasts, there are also over 200 bird species to look out for.

C.P. Nel Museum

The town museum of Oudtshoorn reflects a late Victorian Colonial style of classical building, named after Charles Paul Nel – a collector of antiques. So valuable was his collection that by 1938 the collection had received full recognition from the Historical Monument Commission. One of the best country museums in South Africa it was declared a National Monument in 1980.


Soaring cliff walls with magnificent rock formations line the 25km gorge called Meiringspoort. The road through Meiringspoort is a feat of engineering but the main attraction is the jaw-dropping beauty of the poort as it winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains. Whilst driving this stunning route make sure to stop at the impressive Meiringspoort Waterfall.