Known as the ostrich capital it's a done deal when visiting Aloe Manor that you should take time out to visit at least one of the 3 ostrich showfarms in Oudsthoorn. Experience firsthand the history behind the big bird and partake in the frivolities offered at some of the venues e.g. ostrich racing!
Oudtshoorn is steeped in history and offers the visitor a look into a deep and illustrious past with well preserved architecture and artifacts. Nature reserves and scenic drives abound for nature enthusiasts.
This part is acknowledged as a World Herritage Site by the Cape Nature Conservation. The crest route will take you along the Swartberg Mountain Range for some 50km. At last 4x4ers can go to Hell! Not fire and brimstone, but Die Hel, also known as Gamkaskloof, deep in the Swartberg mountains.
Grant M. Mc Ilrath studying wild meerkats / suricates in the field, will be your guide on a Sunrise Tour in The Meerkat Magic Valley of The Meerkat Magic Project in Oudtshoorn, giving a Live Unedited Wildlife Documentary presentation with The Ungulungu WILD UNFED FREE ETHICALLY HABITUATED meerkat/suricate study group.
You will be amazed to know how much more exiting your trip to the Rus & Vrede Waterfall and The Hell (Gamkaskloof) will be, when travelling by quad bike. This is relaxed driving, suitable for all ages.
The trip to Rus & Vrede is a one day drip and Gamkaskloof is a overnight trip.