Attractions

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…
Wildlife Reserve in Barrydale

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

A Big Five reserve in the Little Karoo, 18km west of Barrydale, with wildlife activities for those staying in its three ultra-luxurious lodges.
Winery in Barrydale

Barrydale Cellar

Although it looks like a characterless industrial cellar from the roadside, the tasting room and restaurant on the river bank are actually quite charming. The cellar is best known for brandy but you can also taste w…
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…
Winery in Calitzdorp

De Krans

There's an array of wines on offer, from bubbly and wild-fermented chardonnay to robust Portuguese reds, but it's the Port-style wines that win the awards. Enjoy them on the charming patio, edged by vines. The bistr…
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 …
Notable Building in Oudtshoorn

Le Roux Townhouse

Decorated with authentic period furniture, this place is as good an example of a ‘feather palace’ as you’re likely to see. Entrance is included with a ticket to CP Nel Museum.
Winery in Calitzdorp

Boplaas

Choose five tasters from the selection of table wine, spirits and the award-winning Port-style wines. A low-key restaurant serves light meals, cheese platters and a few traditional dishes (mains R60 to R100).
Winery in Barrydale

Joubert-Tradauw

West of Barrydale, Joubert-Tradauw is a charming spot for some boutique wine tasting and a light lunch from its small menu of salads, platters and burgers.
Bird Sanctuary in Montagu

Leiwater Dam

Birdwatchers and photographers will enjoy a pause at this small dam in the town, frequented in the summer months (September to March) by sacred ibis, Cape weavers and egrets.