Best Things To Do in Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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  • Cango Caves
  • Cango wildlife Ranch
  • Highgate ostrich show farm
  • Swartberg pass
  • Rust-en-Vrede waterfall
  • C.J. Langenhoven Museum
  • CP Nel Museum


  • Apart from visiting the wildlife Ranch and ostrich farms, a great activity to do in Oudtshoorn is to go rock climbing. Oudtshoorn offers some great quality limestome rock climbing in the world.
  • Another great thing to do here is to try the world-class Ostrich delicacies!

Below we have a list of things to do in Oudtshoorn and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Oudtshoorn getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Oudtshoorn with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Oudtshoorn

Here is the list of things to do in Oudtshoorn and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Cango Caves

    4.6 (335 Votes)
    Cango Caves

    Cave, Cavern, Ancient Ruin, Adventure

    This exquisite show cave is South Africa’s little town of Oudtshoorn is what you must-visit on your trip to the country. The caves offer adventure and heritage tour that displays the rich natural history of South Africa. Located at the foothills of Swartberg range and set in Precambrian limestone, the special tour guides will take you on a journey to remember by. Enhanced lights effect an...Read more
  2. Cango Wildlife Ranch

    4.6 (264 Votes)
    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , Garden, Park

    A dream-come-true for animal lovers, Cango wildlife ranch is a 3km long stretch of adventure packed activities ideal for a family outing or a picnic. While the highlight of the visit of the ranch is its thrilling wildlife that includes cheetah, Tiger, Lemur, Crocage, variety of reptiles and snakes, the best part is the animal encounter program where you can actually touch or hold the animals un...Read more
  3. Safari Ostrich Show Farm

    4.4 (100 Votes)
    Safari Ostrich Show Farm


    A great operating farm where visitors can observe large flocks of ostriches at the different stages of their development, the tour guides make the experience interactive by offering information in multi languages. Giving an in-sight on ostrich farming, breeding and rearing of these adorable creatures, visitors can also enjoy ostrich rides and click photographs with these cute posers!
  4. Swartberg Pass

    4.8 (80 Votes)
    Swartberg Pass

    Nature, Unesco Site

    This spectacular pass on R328 in South Africa is one of the most scenic rides in the country and runs through the Swartberg mountain range which is also known as black mountain range. The Swartberg range considered to the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world and the pass segments through geological marvels. A UNESCO world heritage site is nothing short of a natural marvel and the pass...Read more
  5. Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

    4.4 (139 Votes)
    Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

    Entertainment, Farm

    Considered the most popular thing to do in Oudtshoorn, Highgate ostrich show farm is a sensational place for a picnic. With the tutorials on basic Ostrich farming to exciting Ostrich races, this farm has jam-packed entertainment for all ages.  There are quite a few ostrich tours to choose from that include traditional Ostrich tour, Private and all-inclusive Ostrich tour, Traditional Ostric...Read more
  6. Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

    Boating, Picnic Spot, Farm

    Known as the ultimate picnic destination in Oudtshoorn, the Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is one of the best places to plan a picnic with family and kids. Wide ranges of activities like camel back riding and zip lining, BBQ setups, water pools and vast open areas where you can play your heart out- Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is a great place to be! Activities: Water slides, camel rides, zip lining, boa...Read more
  7. C.p Nel Museum

    4.4 (141 Votes)
    C.p Nel Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Dedicated to the local cultural history and the lifestyle of the people in Klein Karoo region, this special museum has a variety of sections which makes it worth visiting. With a section dedicated to the role of Jewish community on the abundant development of Ostrich industry in Oudtshoorn, the museum also has a pharmacy section which contains the replica of early 20th century pharmacy. The mus...Read more
  8. Meerkat Magic


    This Special tour allows visitors to observe the family of Meerkats. Operated in the morning around sunrise, this is a guided walking tour which offers unusual experience of watching these adorable creatures belonging to the Mongoose family. The tour is accompanied by a guide- The Meerkat man who is well versed with the way of life, characteristics and family and social dynamics of the meerkats.
  9. Karusa Vineyards

    4.3 (3 Votes)
    Karusa Vineyards Image

    Outdoors, Winery

    A family operated wine and fruit farm, the word Karusa mean Land with little water in the Khoi San language. Located on the foothills of the towering Swartberg Mountains in the Cango valley settlement of Schoemanshoek, it is the first and only premium private winery in the area. Taste the delectable range of wines and fruit beers, relish the tapas lunches and make a day out of it!
  10. Rust-en-vrede Waterfall

    4.5 (100 Votes)
    Rust-en-vrede Waterfall

    Walking Area, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Ideal for a picnic, this waterfall is nestled in the Swartberg Mountains and has calm and untouched surroundings. There are little bridges constructed to walk around and abundant fauna that will make it a pleasant experience. Pack your lunch, grab your rain jackets and have a fun-filled day!
  11. C.j. Langenhoven Museum

    4.6 (95 Votes)
    C.j. Langenhoven Museum

    Art And Culture, History Museum

    This museum is dedicated to the founder of Afrikaan’s newspapers ‘ Freemason’ and ‘Die Burger’, a member of parliament and an active propagator of the Afrikaan language- Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven. He was the prime enforcers to make the language officially acceptable and is also the creator of the South African national Anthem. This museum is set up in his home a...Read more
  12. Magic Moments
    The Magic Moments, as the name suggests, is a fantastic dinner theatre offering mesmerizing music and authentic South African cuisine. Within the cozy and charming garden surroundings, the Magic Moments has a rich history of hosting the performance of Sissy McGurk who quite recently retired due to old age. The live music is complimented by Barry McGurk playing the Tyros Keyboard and the magical...Read more
  13. Hlangana Lodge

    4.4 (24 Votes)
    51 North St, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa
  14. R62, Oudtshoorn, 6625, South Africa
  15. 76 Voortrekker St, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa

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