Top things to do in Oudtshoorn

Top Choice South African in Oudtshoorn


With a small menu specialising in traditional South African fare, this long-running restaurant is set in an attractive old house and garden. After your meal try a swepie, a mix of brandy and jerepigo (a dessert wine…
Cave in Oudtshoorn

Cango Caves

Named after the Khoe-San word for ‘a wet place’, the Cango Caves are heavily commercialised but still very impressive. The one-hour tour gives just a glimpse, while the 90-minute Adventure Tour (adult/child R165/100…
Farm in Oudtshoorn

Safari Ostrich Show Farm

After meeting, greeting and feeding some of the birds, you hop on a tractor for a short drive through the farm. The entertaining tour continues through the incubation room and inevitably ends in the souvenir shop wh…
Bistro in Oudtshoorn


This quaint tea garden, complete with lace tablecloths, is great for breakfast, or coffee with a slice of home-baked cake. There are more than a dozen ostrich dishes on the lunch and dinner menu, including carpaccio…
International in Oudtshoorn

Black Swan

There are tables outside and in the atmospheric dining room at this large restaurant at the northern end of town. The menu is small but fairly varied, featuring a few traditional dishes and, of course, the requisite…
International in Oudtshoorn

Colony Restaurant

Based in Queen's Hotel, this smart restaurant serves local fare like Karoo lamb, Cape Malay curry and venison, as well as a range of international dishes.
Art in Oudtshoorn

ABSA Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees

This April festival dedicates itself to the ‘renaissance of Afrikaans’ and showcases local artists, poets, thespians and musicians in a riotous week-long festival of creativity.
Cafe in Oudtshoorn

Café Brulé

A popular cafe, recommended for its freshly baked bread and cakes. Light lunches are on the menu, or if you're suffering in the morning, give the hangover breakfast a try.
Italian in Oudtshoorn

Bella Cibo

Popular with locals and widely recommended around town, this Italian restaurant serves well-priced pizza, pasta and seafood. Reservations recommended.
Museum in Oudtshoorn

CP Nel Museum

Extensive displays about ostriches and Karoo history make up this large and interesting museum, housed in a striking sandstone building completed in 1906 at the height of ostrich fever. Included in the ticket price …