Oudtshoorn is an inland town in between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in South Africa's Western Province. Sunshine 365 days a year makes Oudtshoorn a magnet for visitors.
Oudtshoorn offers an excellent range of high quality accommodation, with luxurious game hotels rubbing shoulders with more budget conscious establishments such as self-catering apartments and bed and breakfasts. There are luxury guest houses to be found, welcoming inns and lots of space for backpackers at good quality hostels.
Top Things to do and see in Oudtshoorn
Those enamoured of all things slithery can see dozens of different types of snake at the Snake Park at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and even drape a snake around their neck.
Wine enthusiasts will want a trip around the Klein Karoo Wine Route to get a real feel for the classic winemaking of this South African region.
In the Cango Caves, visitors can gaze in awe at the gigantic stalagmite formations underground.
Oudtshoorn accommodation is plentiful and offers a myriad of options for both long and short stay visitors. Cheap hotels in Oudtshoorn are easy enough to find, and so too are the higher end options, with first class hotels, game lodges and inns available. There are plenty of upmarket guest houses, together with a variety of self-catering units such as apartments or chalets, and many bed and breakfasts. Budget backpackers will find lots of hostel accommodation in the area.
Oudtshoorn is host annually to the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of Afrikaans arts and culture. Wide-ranging music and theatre performances are presented alongside visual arts exhibitions, cultural lectures and talks, revues and children's shows. Accompanying the festival are opportunities for fine wining and dining, as well as just getting closer to an important part of South African culture.