The town of Oudtshoorn is situated in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.
Oudtshoorn is also situated on the well known Route 62 which forms part of the longest wine route in world and is situated approximately halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the Western Cape.
Oudtshoorn is a great destination for botanists or anyone else interested in succulents and fynbos. Fynbos is endemic to the Cape Floral Region, which covers less than 0.5% of the African continent, yet hosts almost 20% of African flora. Known as one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots it is no surprise that the diversity and density of the flora is among the highest in the world.
To read more about the town and district click on the following link Oudtshoorn.
STAYenRoute have identified the following personalized places of accommodation in Oudtshoorn that we recommend to our clients.
Le Petit Karoo
Welgeluk Feather Palace & Self-catering Cottages
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