near Monte Cristo Country Manor
Monte Cristo Country Manor is an elegant and modern guest house in the heart of Oudtshoorn which offers a relaxed atmosphere from where you can enjoy the many activities the town has to offer.
At sunset you may wish to enjoy a sundowner from the garden deck while taking in the spectacular Karoo landscape.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is perfect for a family outing. Guided tours are given daily around the premises. Learn more about the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and giggle at the antics of the Bengal tiger cubs. For the adventurous they offer face to face encounters with wildlife in the Natural Encounters programe where you can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub, wrap yourself in a python and even dive with Nile crocodiles.
The Cango Caves is only one of the natural wonders of the Klein Karoo & Oudtshoorn. An underground jewel in the heart of the Swartberg Mountain Range. Visitors can choose between the standard tour (60min) or the adventure tour (90min). Open every day except on Christmas day.
Ostrich Show Farms
Visit one of our three well known ostrich show farms in the area. They offer you a complete ostrich package for example:
- Stroking an ostrich
- Eating ostrich eggs
- Eating ostrich meat
- Buying souvenirs from the curio shops
C.P. Nel Museum
In 1972 the CP Nel collection was brought to its present home – the former Oudtshoorn Boys’ High School. As a result of this, the sandstone building, with its beautiful clock tower, was saved from demolition. The building as a whole dates back to the second “ostrich feather boom” (1900 – 1914) and was declared a National Monument in 1981.
Karusa is situated in the picturesque village of Schoemanshoek, en-route to the world renowned Cango Caves from Oudtshoorn direction north. Karusa is a proud family owned, operated and managed premium wine and craft beer producer in the Southern Cape.
Swartberg Mountain Range
This part is acknowledged as a World Herritage Site by the Cape Nature Conservation. The crest route will take you along the Swartberg Mountain Range for some 50km. At last 4x4ers can go to Hell! Not fire and brimstone, but Die Hel, also known as Gamkaskloof, deep in the Swartberg mountains.