If you want to do shopping, some of the local things that we recommend you buy as gifts or souvenirs are:
- Ostrich Feathers
The ostrich feather that started the legacy of Oudtshoorn is still a coveted item and today you can get some beautiful feather boas or fashion items that make use of the famous ostrich plume. You can also buy a feather duster in any colour – something you may not want to use!
- Ostrich Leather
And there are the beautiful and exotic ostrich leather items and you can find something to fit all budgets. We recommend Lugro Ostrich Leather Products (good quality ostrich products) (Tel: 044 272 7012 / 082 788 7916) which is situated just outside Oudtshoorn in the direction of George, on the Rooiheuwel Road. They produce their own products there locally.
- Ostrich Eggs
Don’t forget the wonderful ostrich egg – beautiful as it is, or get one that has been painted.
- Ostrich Meat
Healthy and delicious – you can buy ostrich steaks, fillets (recommended) or even ostrich biltong.
Buying Ostrich Items
Ostrich leather or feather items can be bought at the Klein Karoo Ostrich Boutique in Oudtshoorn, 15 Rademeyer Street, c/o Langenhoven & Rademeyer Street, tel: 044 203 5242.
The local wines and ports are world class. Good stocks are available at the local Pick ‘n Pay shopping centre – or better still visit the wine farms yourself. Local wineries of note are Grundheim, Oude Muragie, De Krans and Boplaas.
Bushman Curios: 76 Baron Van Reede Street (Tel: 044 272 4497)
They have a wide variety of souvenirs.
Local Arts & Crafts
You will see local craftsmen in the main street of Oudtshoorn and also at the Pick ‘ n Pay shopping centre selling products that they made themselves like dusters and wire products that they weave.