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With over 330 sunshine days a year, Oudtshoorn is a great place for outdoor activities. Surrounded by mountain ranges and blessed with a rich variety of bird & plant life the Klein Karoo reveals it's beauty to those who get out & make the effort to explore!

CANGO CAVES
Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.
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OSTRICH SHOW FARMS
See these birds up close at one of various working ostrich farms or well-known ostrich show farms.
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CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH
Perfect for a family outing. Guided tours are given daily around the premises. Learn more about the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view cheetahs and giggle at the antics of the Bengal tiger cubs.
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RUST & VREDE WATERFALL
Isolated beauty, engraved into the heart of the Swartberg Mountain by natures powerful forces. Rust-en-Vrede is situated on a scenic detour branching off the R328, 18km from Oudtshoorn.
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SWARTBERG CIRCLE ROUTE
Oudtshoorn - Prince Albert - De Rust and back to Oudtshoorn.
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WILGEWANDEL HOLIDAY FARM
Enjoy a farm atmosphere with a wide variety of fun activities for young and old.
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KARUSA WINERY & CRAFT BREWERY
Karusa is a family operated & managed Southern Cape Premium wine producer and craft brewery.
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BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
Pristine bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5ha dam provide a haven for 20 game species and more than 217 bird species.
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MAGIC MOMENTS DINNER SHOW
An unforgettable evening of live music & traditional South African food in the relaxed intimate surroundings of the home of the performers.
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BOULDERS LODGE & SPA
A wellness haven offering relaxation through comfort, pampering and service excellence.
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JOYRIDES
Cycle down the historical Swartberg Pass, visit an ostrich farm, explore the Cango Caves. Whatever you feel like - Joyrides can organise it!
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THE SHOWROOM THEATRE
Located in Prince Albert, this theatre showcases some of SA's top performers and productions.
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For more info on what to do, what to see & where to go in the area, visit ... www.oudtshoorninfo.com »




EVENTS & FESTIVALS


Oudtshoorn plays host to a multitude of Festivals and Events during the year and because of its excellent sporting facilities and amenities, many sporting codes choose Oudtshoorn to host their South African Championship games. Here are just some of the major events that take place annually:

Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge
is a 121 km race with a total accent of 2900m from Chandelier Game farm in Oudtshoorn to Great Brak River. (January)

Cango Marathon
is one of South Africa's oldest events. The full marathon begins at the Cango Caves and ends in Oudtshoorn. (February/March)

Absa Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees (National Arts Festival)
is held in Oudtshoorn in honour of the rich Afrikaans heritage in the area. The two-week event celebrates diversity in the arts with cutting edge stage productions, a variety of music stages, as well as visual art that is a treat for the connoisseur. (March/April)

The Leopard Crawl Charity MTB Tour
is a challenging and exclusive 120 km, 2 day event or an easier 80 km, 2 day race (or "Cub Crawl") in the Infantry School's Luiperdskloof, which is not usually open to civilians. (February)

Outeniqua and George Kennel Clubs Dog Show
with local and imported breeds competing to be best on show. (June)

Oudtshoorn Sports Festival,
where some 2 500 sportsmen and women gather in a festival over two weeks including almost every sporting code. (June/July)

Klein Karoo Klassique
is a festival themed around music, mouth-watering food, great-tasting wine and eye-catching art. (August)

Annual Scale Fly-In (Cango Flying Club)
model aeroplanes take to the skies over Oudtshoorn in this annual event. (October)

De Rust Eco Festival
offers educational talks and interesting walks to view an array of species from different biomes, endemic to the area. (September)

Meiringspoort Marathon
is run from the Great Karoo through one of South Africa's most spectacular canyons and ending in the village of De Rust. (October)

Ladismith cheese 7weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge
from Amalienstein through the Seweweekspoort - perhaps the most rugged and isolated of the passes through the Swartberg Mountains – to Ladysmith and Seweweekspoort, 25km and 78km route. (October)

Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek
is a 7 day mountain bike stage race, traversing 2 mountain ranges, crossing the arid semi-dessert Karoo and flowing through the coastal forests of the Garden Route coast. (October)

Fairview Dryland Traverse
takes place in and around the Cango Caves and happens in three stages over 3 days. (November)

To Hell and Back Extreme Mountain Bike Race
from De Hoek holiday resort near Cango Caves to Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) in the Swartberg Mountains; an overnight and return race - 60 km each way. (November/December)

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