Ostrich Capital of the world and gateway to the Klein Karoo and Garden Route

Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the world and the gateway to the Klein Karoo and Garden Route, Oudtshoorn is a very popular tourist destination.

Oudtshoorn is blessed with a fine, dry climate and boasts an average of over 320 sunshine days per year.

About 600mm of rain falls the whole year round peaking in spring and autumn while in the summer it can be delivered in the form of dramatic thundershowers.

Cango Caves

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Situated 30km from Rosenhof Country House. Ecologically Significant and impressively beautiful, the Cango Caves – Africa’s largest show caves and one of the seven wonders of Southern Africa – are the archaeological and historical highlight of the Klein Karoo.

Adventure and Standard Tours available.


Meerkat Adventures

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Join the Meerkat Guide, Devey, on an early Sunrise Tour to see wild Meerkats in their natural environment!

Don’t forget your Camera!


Golf Course

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An 18 Hole Golf Course is situated 5km from Rosenhof.


Rust & Vrede Waterfall

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Situated 33km from Rosenhof. Isolated beauty, engraved into the heart of the Swartberg Mountain by natures powerful forces. Rust-en-Vrede is situated on a scenic detour branching off the R328, on the way to the world famous Cango Caves. No title could be more apt, for this is definitely a must see.


Ostrich Show Farms

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4 Ostrich Show Farms are situated in a radius of 15-20km from Rosenhof. (Safari Ostrich Farm, Highgate Ostrich Farm, Cango Ostrich Farm, Chandelier Ostrich Farm)





CP Nel Museum

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The historical Cultural Museum of Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo region, is declared a national monument and houses 12 exhibition rooms showcasing the fascinating story of the ostrich feather industry.


Swartberg Pass

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Stretching 27km over the Swartberg Mountains to found the arty town of Prince Albert on the other side. It’s considered one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world: an untarred road winds to the summit 1 583 meters above sea level in steep zig-zags and sudden switchbacks, with breath-taking views at every turn. Heading back to Rosenhof through Meiringspoort and De Rust will make it a trip to never forget.



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Few things are as exhilarating and adrenaline filled as falling safely out of a perfectly good airplane. The 20 minute flight to altitude offers spectacular and unique views of the Klein Karoo… and then it’s time to jump!


Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Situated 2.5km from Rosenhof Country House. Explore the Ancient Valley with leaping lemurs, secretive red river hogs and pygmy hippos OR go Cage Diving with mighty Nile Crocs! Get close to the Big Cats like the Cheetah, Lion and White Tigers.


Wilgewandel Family Farm

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Situated 25 km from Rosenhof this Holiday Farm offers Camel Rides, Bumper Boats, Donkey Cart Rides, Foefie Slides and much more! Visit their restaurant for speciality dishes like ostrich steaks, crocodile dishes and traditional cuisine like bobotie.

They also have a curio shop and local wines on the premises.



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Two twin lines stretching over a combined 900-meter course, taking you from the famous Cango Caves to the valley below, accompany by friendly and knowledgeable Guides. Take time to explore the fauna and flora of the Klein Karoo.



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Situated 7km from Rosenhof. Varies activities available on the premises. Bush Safaris, Elephant Feeding, Elephant Brushing, Elephant Walking, Meerkat Safaris and Lion Feeding.