Route 62 is the longest wine route in the world and is known for its exceptional regional wines.
One of the oldest buildings in Oudtshoorn was constructed in the 1800's. One can say it was
carved into the history of the town. Each house, mainly ostrich feather palaces, was designed
with great professionalism and attention to detail. They were sculptures of what was ones known
the ostrich feather boom.
Some of the most sought-after birds in the region can be encountered here.
In the magnificent Meiringspoort up to 260 bird species can be seen.
4x4 Routes and Sceninc Drives
The Southern Cape region boasts some of the most spectacular routes to be found anywhere in the world.
4x4 Routes or
4x4 in Eden
Whether you appreciate the fact that you are exploring a world heritage site, the fascination of
walking through an ecological hotspot or simply marvelling at the absolute peace and tranquility
of the region - you will not leave untouched by the splendour of the Little Karoo, renowned for
its wide open spaces, spectacular views and hospitable people.
See more on hiking the Klein Karoo
KKNK - Arts Festival
Annually, thousands of art and culture enthusiasts from across the country
stream to this little Karoo town to experience a week filled with the best
theatre, art and music South Africa has to offer.
Klein Karoo Klassique
A festival of wine, fine dining and classical music. This annual event is highly recommended
and not to be missed.
Gamkaskloof (Die Hel)
The world famous Swartberg Pass is located between De Rust and Prins Albert at the foot
of the Groot Swartberg Mountains and was the product of the ingenious nineteenth century
engineer, Sir Thomas Bain. On the Swartberg Pass you will find the turn off to Gamkaskloof,
also known as "Die Hel". Spend the night in one of the charming little cottages
or just drive out for a daytrip to this hidden piece of paradise.
The Mountain Passes
The Outeniqua, Robinson, Huisrivier and Montagu Passes, to name a few...indescribable beauty!
Ostrich leather, -feathers and -meat
Known as the Ostrich capital of South Africa, you'll be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of
feathers, handbags and luxury leather products. Or visit the abattoir for "ready-to-eat" - ostrich
dishes and prime ostrich meat.
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