About Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is situated in the Karoo, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsOudtshoorn, Karoo

Visit Oudtshoorn, the principal town of the Little Karoo, where you will be welcomed with hospitality which has become synonymous with the people of the Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo is an oasis-like setting in a fertile valley cupped by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges, and originated as a settlement along the Grobbelaars Rivers which meanders southwards from the Swartberg, providing fertile soil and water for irrigation. Crops such as lucerne, tobacco, fruit, grapes and grains grow here in abundance.

Outdshoorn is a town with the most sunny days per year in the whole country, 365 sunshine days, 4 summers and sunny, dry winters await the visitor to the Klein Karoo. Shielded from the coastal belt by the mountain ranges the Klein Karoo also enjoys many windless days.

Oudtshoorn is situated on the edge of the Garden Route, between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountain Passes. Oudtshoorn is also a wonderful exciting halfway stopover when traveling between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, with the coastal town of George about 56 km's away.

Oudtshoorn is spread along both banks of the Grobbelaars River, a tributary of the Elephant's River, and its fertile valleys are encompassed by the Swartberg Mountains to the north and the Outeniqua Mountains to the south.

One of South Africa's eight wine regions, the Klein Karoo is large in area but small in production and these wines are classed with the best in the South African Context. Visit numerous estates on the Klein Karoo Wine Route from Montagu in the West to Meiringspoort in the East.

First class hotels, lodges, inns and guesthouses await the visitor. Enjoy the relaxed, friendly, hospitable atmosphere offered in town or at various surrounding farms.

Experience the joy of life in the country and breathe in the healthy, unpolluted air. Taste the art of the fine local wines and dine on the excellent cuisine of restaurateurs from a five course meal which could include Ostrich, to a delightful lighter meal, all exquisitely available to satisfy every taste

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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

The Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is situated 25km outside of Oudtshoorn, and only 2km before the world famous Cango Caves ... more

Karoo Sun Guesthouse

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Karoo Sun Guesthouse

If you are looking for a guest house that can offer you stylish and modern accommodation, combined with reasonable rates ... more

Karoo Soul

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Karoo Soul

Situated on one of the uppermost hills in Oudtshoorn, Karoo Soul offers breath-taking views and sunsets. Guests are ... more

Reviews of Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is one of my favourite places to visit. There is so much to see and do here. I love the ostrich farm, crocodile farm the cango caves...

Michelle, Cape Town

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