Places to Visit in Oudtshoorn


The C.P. Nel Museum is a famous museum in Oudtshoorn. It showcases the role of the ostrich trade in the town's history, as well as the cultural history and lifestyle of the people of the Little Karoo region.

The house known as Gottland House located in the northern side and stretching up to southern and western boundaries of the very big property has a magnificent aura that, attracts tourists to this place.

From the turn of century to 1950 this charming museum was the home of the composer of South Africa’s first national anthem. The place exudes a special aura that transports you to a world where all your worries seem to disappear.

For a fun-filled and enjoyable experience with kids, Oudtshoorn is the best destination. There are many places in Oudtshoorn that are ideal for kids. You and your kids can spend a good time enjoying various adventurous and fun activities. Cango Ostrich and Butterfly farm is perfectly safe for your adorable kids. The beautiful wildlife and fun filled activities make it a popular family tourist destination. Another exciting place for kids is the Kango Horse Riding that is just perfect for a family outing. The various parks and theme based destinations with a rich flora and fauna are not only amusing for kids but are very informative as well. The zoos and animal shelters for display add immensely to the fun factor for the kids.

You will get several opportunities to know about the culture and development in Oudtshoorn if you visit museums located across Oudtshoorn. The C.P. Nel Museum, owes its origin to the private collection of Colonel Charles Paul Nel. These museums are essentially cultural-historical places that preserve the reminiscent of Oudtshoorn’s history and cultural heritage. The Townhouse Museum, this is a fully functional museum in Oudtshoorn. These type of houses were made everywhere but only a few remain as functional today. Arbeidsgenot is another famous museum in the Oudtshoorn district that preserves the history of the region within its majestic walls. 

Cango Wildlife Ranch is recognised as one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions internationally. It has splendid and exciting ways to treat the tourists with vast amounts of knowledge and various fun filled moments that will last them a life time. Conveniently situated on the way to Cango Caves, the Ranch treats the tourists with a wide variety of fun activities that you can enjoy both with your family and friends. It has wonderful animal encounter programs, where you can stroke a cheetah and touch a tiger. The Ranch also offers visits to Lemur Falls. Here you can test yourself against the dangerous gaze of a Nile crocodile with a steel cage lowered into their watery domain which will be the only thing between you and the predator.

Once you reach Oudtshoorn, you will have many options to visit and enjoy. The Cango Caves and The Ostrich Show Farms are awesome and all worth a trip. Oudtshoorn is a land of natural beauty and verdant landscapes. The vast expanse of Oudtshoorn is decked with mountains, seas, plateaus and lowlands. Over the last few years the town is experiencing a steady rise in tourism. The beautiful scenery and amazing locales of the town attracts travellers from across the globe. You can enjoy a fun-filled and awesome trip when visiting Oudtshoorn.

Oudtshoorn is blessed with the most beautiful landforms in the world. The natural places that you can visit when in Oudtshoorn include the Swatberg Mountains. The topography and the beauty of the golden slopes will definitely mesmerize you once you reach there. The folds of the mountains and the neighbouring lands will fascinate every enthusiastic traveller. You can also visit Rust En Vrede Waterfalls nestled amidst beautiful sceneries and landscapes, which is famous for its sheer velocity and splendour. It is rich in natural beauty and vitality.

Oudtshoorn always had a wonderful population of friendly people. Together with the natural beauty and wonderful animal life, they make this place a wonderful place to go to. But several cultural attractions are here to be experienced first hand by the tourists.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, all you have to do is pick up a quad bike and go on a quiet trail along a mountain side till you reach a hidden waterfall and with the help of an instructor go beyond the waterfall and start exploring the cave below.

If you are in the mood to relax and enjoy, then it is a very good idea to visit Oudtshoorn and drop into the Boulders Spa, it is a wellness haven in the located middle of the Klein Karoo. This place has an excellent ambience and prides itself on its service and pampering methods.

The natural habitats of Oudtshoorn are excellent places to visit and just relax. The nature around you is so beautiful that you can’t help but forget all your worries. The pleasant weather, happening activities and all the other surrounding will take you to a magical world full of relaxation.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a very famous restaurant and lodge in the Oudshoorn district. This place serves you the best food available according to the season which proves that the place gives you food from the freshest produce available in the region. The food is superb and worth your while. It is an award winning restaurant that serves you the best wine and food experience. The other famous restaurant located in the region is De Opstal restaurant, which provides the best local cuisine. There are other restaurants as well and the locals can direct you to other famous restaurants available in the region.

The special dishes available are the smoked venison, which is available in many restaurants that serve you the best cooked venison ever. The local Koeksisters is a famous dish around this area, the others include walnut fudge, truffles and specially cooked Karoo Lamb Cutlets.

Oudtshoorn has a lot of flea markets in the area. One can just ask a local for the location of such a market and you will be directed to the place by the most helpful people you can ever come across.

The place is full of market areas. You’ll get various kinds of commodities and fresh vegetables and locally grown produce. The market produce is famous world wide and can make a very good addition.

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