KLEIN KAROO TOURING

The Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) is situated between majestic mountains to the south and north and borders the Garden Route in the Western Cape.

It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and the abundance of trees and indigenous flora - all contribute to making the Klein Karoo one of the Western Cape's most diverse regions.
 

The Klein Karoo is also one of the the most diverse wine regions in South-Africa. The climate is in general dry and its vineyards grows mostly in the fertile soil next to river banks. A diversity of microclimates allows winemakers to produce a variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and brandies. World class port and South-Africa's champion white muskadel are being produced here, as well as an extensive range of dessert wines.

Highlights of the region include the Cango Caves and ostrich farms at Oudtshoorn, the Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort Gorge at De Rust and the wine route.

CANGO CAVES

29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lie the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides.

ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

None of the elephants have been taken from the wild for captivity. The three elephants were orphaned when the adults were poached. These elephants come from circumstances that if we did not intervene they would not be alive today. We did not choose this life for them but we rather chose to give them the best possible life within our means with the best possible love and care

CHOOSE BETWEEN:

Elephant Feeding

Elephant Brushing and Feeding

Elephant Walking and Feeding

WILD LIFE ENCOUNTER

Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognized as one of South Africa’s premier tourism attractions. The Ranch offers visitors a huge variety of awe-inspiring activities at one location for a value-packed price – suitable for the whole family and open 365 days a year! In addition to our wonderful encounter programs, where you can meet an ambassador cheetah, the ranch also offers two Firsts: Lemur Falls – the first interactive Lemur experience in Africa! - and Crocodile Cage Diving - a World First - where you can test your mettle against the dangerous gaze of a Nile Crocodile via a steel cage lowered into their watery domain! As a PAAZA (Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) accredited facility, a proud member of WAZA(World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), and a multiple winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, Cango Wildlife Ranch remains a unique world-class facility which strives to provide conservation through education by means of various conservation projects, initiatives and informative guided tours! A significant percentage of all proceeds go straight back into our conservation initiatives providing you with ethical and unforgettable fun and memories. For unlimited adventure for the whole family – visit Cango Wildlife Ranch!

OSTRICH ENCOUNTER

If you’re visiting Oudtshoorn, you really have to do this. Do something different, interact with a specie who’s ancestors have been around since the age of dinosaurs.

  • Experience a real working ostrich farm.

  • Safari Guides explain the natural breeding cycle of ostriches to you with an unmatched view of the largest bird in the world right next to you.

  • Watch how ostriches breed in nature during the breeding season.

  • Visit Incubator Room and see chicks hatching inside incubator – also get a real close and personal perspective of chicks piping out by means of our “Spy-Camera” inside incubator onto big screen T.V.

  • Watch how ostrich eggs are carved.

  • Learn about Ostrich evolution and significance to past cultures.

OTHER EXPERIENCES

GAME DRIVE

KAROO WINE TOURS

ZIPLINE

ROUTE 62

HERITAGE SITES

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