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One of the sunniest places in the world is an accolade that defines Oudtshoorn. A main town of the Klein Karoo region, Oudtshoorn gets over 330 sunshine filled days per year and is conveniently located on the scenic Route 62. Surrounded by mountain ranges and calm nature, combined with a wonderful climate, it is one of the country’s greatest destinations for outdoor activities. Put on your boots and go for a hike.
At the entrance to the picturesque Cango Valley are the Cango Caves, a spectacular underground wonder. Located in a limestone plateau at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, here you will find towering formations of breathtaking stalactite caves within huge, natural halls. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa offering both easy sightseeing tours, as well as optional adventure tours.
Numerous ostrich farms can be found in and around the town of Oudtshoorn, an exciting experience to get up close and personal to the world's largest living bird. Watch in awe as ostrich jockeys race each other and hit speeds up to 50 miles per hour on the backs of these mighty birds.
Get up early to watch the shifting colors of the local sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand. Take a short hike to the nature reserve, where you can watch the cute meerkats interact, whilst receiving interesting information about these social animals, which are a sight to behold here.
Hike a scenic trail that leads to Rust en Vrede Waterfall, which can be found in the sublime nature surroundings of Klein Karoo. Enjoy a picnic or braai (barbecue) beside a cascading waterfall of natural beauty. Once fed, take a scenic walk that carries you over narrow rope bridges, bringing you closer to the wonderful trees and wildlife on offer.
At the foot of the Swartberg Mountains is the luxurious Surval Boutique Olive Estate, an idyllic retreat full of scenic views of emerald green lands and mountainous skylines. Located 3 miles from capital Oudtshoorn, this nature estate is simply perfect for outdoor activities and indoor indulgences. You’ll be sure to feel amazed by the stunning sunsets and divine dining found here.
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