Travel to Oudtshoorn
Ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, produces the best leather products, feathers and ostrich meat world wide. Several farms offer daily tours and demonstrations of how they are farmed.
Evidence of the “ostrich feather boom” in the early 1900’s can be seen in the sandstone “ostrich palaces” and museums. The CP Nel Museum displaces feather fashions, musical instruments and vintage vehicles from the boom. It is also the world’s only secular museum to have a complete Jewish Synagogue.
For the those looking for outdoor attractions there are abseiling, rock climbing, microlight flights, Eco tours, birding, hot air ballooning, visiting the Meerkat colony, hiking trails and mountain biking. Visit the Cango Caves, lime stone caverns filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The Swartberg Pass offers a picturesque drive to the village of Prince Albert. Observe rare white Bengal tigers, touch a cheetah, see wild dogs, or cage dive with crocodiles at the Cango Wildlife Ranch.
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