Oudtshoorn, the main hub of the Klein Karoo, is an incredibly popular tourist destination with exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, dry summers and sunny winter days make it the ideal breeding ground for the most majestic of flightless birds. Among the 400 ostrich farms surrounding the town, 3 have distinguished themselves as “show farms” and offer guided tours.
Just west of Oudtshoorn is the awe-inspiring Cango Caves which extend underground for over two kilometres and seem more like a work of art rather than the natural phenomenon that it is. Sculpted as a result of 20 million years of rainwater polishing and dissolving rock and limestone to form secret passageways and stalactites in a variety of colours. The caves were declared a national Monument in 1938.
The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) is an annual celebration of the arts: expand your horizons by experiencing a week of dancing, films, cabaret, classical music, comedy, contemporary music, open air concerts, plays, literary art and poetry.
For the sport enthusiast, Oudtshoorn offers a challenging modern 18 hole golf course, as well as bowls, athletics, tennis, cricket, rugby, Olympic standard swimming pools, motorsport and miniature aircraft.