When you visit the beautiful Oudtshoorn, you will see that there are many things to do. There is something for everyone; the adrenaline junkie, the culture vulture and even the family man. Here are a few things we recommend doing when traveling to or through Oudtshoorn with your family.


High Gate Ostrich Show Farm

The High Gate Ostrich Show Farm is a great place to experience the world’s largest bird up, close and personal. Highgate is the world’s oldest ostrich show farm that provides you with a real African farm experience. The guided tour takes approximately 75 minutes and an expert guide will show you the modern breeding methods, how the largest eggs of any living bird species are incubated, the hatching room plus you get to experience hand feeding an Ostrich.


Cango Wildlife Ranch

Discover the magical world hidden within the Cango Wildlife Ranch with loads of fun, entertainment, unique attractions and more, for you and your family to enjoy. The ranch is situated 3km outside of Oudtshoorn on the R62, 30 minutes from the Cango Caves. The Cango Wildlife Ranch is home to over 90 species of animals so there is lots to see here! This unique, world-class facility strives to provide conservation through education by means of various conservation projects, initiatives and informative guided tours!


Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall

Take a break from the beaten track to relax and enjoy the magic of the Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall. This hidden gem is a beautiful spot to retreat to from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering total relaxation and a truly memorable experience. The little ones can play in the water while mom and dad relax with a picnic basket filled to the brim with goodies. We know just the place to get the best picnic baskets in town. Preorder your picnic basket at Swartberg Country Manor to put the cherry on top of your waterfall experience.


Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

At Wilgewandel Holiday Farm there is a wide variety of fun activities for young and old. Some of these activities include waterslides, camel rides, 18-hole ghwarra-ghwarra golf, donkey cart rides, foefie slide, pedal cars, rowing boats, animal feedings, trampolines, Quad Buggies (only available during holidays), a fun obstacle or team building course and plenty of great photo opportunities!


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated only 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves. At the Lodge you will find pristine Bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5ha dam with hippos and more than 217 bird species. Trained guides will escort guests on a bush safari (game drive) in an open game viewing vehicle, with a refreshment stop at one of the lookout points. More than 20 species of animals can be seen on the bush safaris, some of which are buffalo, rhino, giraffe and many more. Other activities consist of horseback safaris and elephant excursions (feeding, walking and riding). A unique bush veld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.

Accommodation for the whole family is available at Swartberg Country Manor to rest up before indulging in all the above-mentioned activities. Head on over to our ‘Accommodation’ tab to book your stay today.