In the 'hood, Oudtshoorn as a destination

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 ... cont.

238a Jan van Riebeeck Street, Oudtshoorn, 6620, Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Karoo Retreat

From George / Knysna / Plettenberg Bay
Enter town in Langenhoven Road. At first traffic light it becomes Baron Van Reede Street. REMAIN IN LEFT HAND LANE! Cross two additional traffic lights: St John Street & Church Street. Travel in northern direction towards Caves. Pass the fuelling station on your left, situated on corner of St Saviour street. As you get to the next turn off to your left, Van De Riet Street, make a left turn immediately. (The African Skye Hotel can be seen on your right). As you get to the FOURWAY stop street in Jan Van Riebeeck road, turn right. We are the fourth house on your right hand side, 238 Jan van Riebeeck Road.

Route 62 and Mossel Bay N2
As you enter town you will arrive in Voortrekker Road. At first traffic light, turn left into Jan van Riebeeck Road. Cross three four way stop streets: St John Street, Church Street, Van der Riet Street. As soon as you have crossed vd Riet Sreet, Shades of Africa is the fourth house on your right, 238 Jan van Riebeeck Road.

Amenities in the area

  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (2 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (2 km)
  • Grocery Store (2 km)
  • Post Office (2 km)
  • Shopping Mall (2 km)
  • Airport (50 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Caving
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Farm activities
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Township tours

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