Itineraries

Oudtshoorn Itineraries - Ostrich Farm Tours

2 DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

BREAKFAST at Mooiplaas
Experience Oudtshoorn (Allow 2 Hours)
Oudtshoorn is about 10 minutes from Mooiplaas Guest House.
Things you must see in town are:

  • C.P. Nel Museum: On the corner of Voortrekker Road and Baron van Reede Street (Tel: 044 272 7306). The museum is a declared national monument and houses 12 exhibition rooms showcasing the fascinating story of the ostrich feather industry.
    Visit the C.P. Nel Museum site.
  • Le Roux Town House: 146 High Street (Tel: 044 272 3676 ). The Townhouse (1909) is a glamorous feather boom residence featuring various architectural styles, period-furniture and unique Art Nouveau stained glass panels.
    Visit the Le Roux Town House site
  • Arbeidsgenot: 217 Jan van Riebeeck Road (Tel: 044 272 2968 ). Arbeidsgenot is a museum, arts and culture centre. C.J. Langenhoven, renowned Afrikaans writer, poet, playwright, and politician was born in 1873 and lived at Arbeidsgenot.
    Visit the C.J. Langenhoven Musem site.

Read more about the Culture of the Area.


LUNCH

There are lovely restaurants in Baron van Reede Street to choose from.
Some that we recommend are La Dolce Vita, Cafe Brule, Die Peperboom.

CANGO CAVES
Allow 1.5 Hours
The Cango Caves are half an hour from the Guest House. They are one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages. The Standard Tour is an hour and there is a tour starting every hour from 09:00 until 16:00. Then for the more adventurous, there is an Adventure Tour that lasts 1.5 hours.
Read more about the Cango Caves.
Visit the Cango Caves site – Tel: 044 272 7410

Cango Caves

 

HIGHGATE OSTRICH SHOW FARM
Allow 1.5 Hours
Experience face-to-face encounters with ostriches, learn more about these fascinating birds, sit on an ostrich, and enjoy everyone’s favourite – ostrich racing!  This is the world’s first, finest and most original ostrich show farm.  Start your visit to Oudtshoorn at Highgate!
Visit the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm website – Tel:  044 272 7115

BACK HOME
Return to the Guesthouse and relax by the pool.

DINNER
Join us for our famous braai and taste ostrich the way it should be cooked!

DAY 2

BREAKFAST at Mooiplaas.

MOOIPLAAS FARM TOUR
Allow 1.5 Hours
Done by our registered tour guide, Koos. An experience not to be missed!
Read more about the Tour of our Ostrich Farm.

Swartberg Pass

SWARTBERG PASS
Allow 4 – 5 Hours
The circular route is highly recommended. Drive through the small town De Rust and then Meiringspoort. Visit the waterfall in Meiringspoort and put your feet in the refreshing cold water. Then you will take the turn-off to Prince Albert through Klaarstroom. You can either have lunch in Prince Albert or you can stop along the route of the Swartberg Pass and enjoy a picnic basket that we provide on request in the magnificent setting of the spectacular scenery.
Read more about the Swartberg Mountains.
Information about the Swartberg Pass.

 

Meiringspoort

DINNER
Either join us or we can make some recommendations

ANIMAL LOVER’S ITINERARY

HIGHGATE OSTRICH SHOW FARM (allow 1.5 hour )
Experience face-to-face encounters with ostriches, learn more about these fascinating birds, sit on an ostrich, and enjoy everyone’s favourite – ostrich racing! This is the world’s first, finest and most original ostrich show farm. Start your visit to Oudtshoorn at Highgate!
Visit the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm Website – Tel:  044 272 7115

BACK HOME
Return to the Guesthouse and relax by the pool.

MEERKAT ADVENTURES
Allow Approximately 3 Hours
Together with Devey, you literally walk with wild meerkats. Tours are early morning. Everyone meets before sunrise to visit the meerkats because it is at sunrise when the meerkats come out of their holes.

We will be happy to book your tour for you. Please send us an email or request at reception on arrival.

 

AN ITINERARY FOR CHILDREN

WILGEWANDEL
En route to the Cango Caves. Ideal for families. Activities for children include camel rides , bumper boats, quad buggies, donkey cart rides, ghwara ghwara golf, foefie slides, animals to feed. Experience a farm atmosphere, buy curios and gifts, homemade jams and do wine tasting.
Link to Wilgewandel Site – Tel:  044 272 0878

OSTRICH SHOW FARMS
Highgate
Visit the Highgate Site – Tel:  044 272 7115

CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH
Children can see the cheetahs, tigers, lions, snakes, crocodiles and reptiles.
Visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch Site – Tel:  044 272 5593

WINE LOVER’S ITINERARY

BOPLAAS
Situated in Calitzdorp
By winning 3 double gold and two gold medals, Boplaas has recently emerged as South Africa’s best cellar at Veritas 2005. Boplaas is renowned for its world-class ports and muscadel.
Visit Boplaas Website – Tel:  044 213 3326

DE KRANS
Also situated in Calitzdorp
The cellar has won more than 500 medals and awards since 1980. De Krans also produces an impressive range of excellent value wines from classic grape varieties.
Visit De Krans Website – Tel:  044 213 3314

GRUNDHEIM WINES
Award winning liqueurs, sweet wines, ports and witblits.
More information about Grundheim Wines – Tel:  044 272 6927

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EXTREME OUTDOORS ITINERARY

MOOIPLAAS GUIDED TOUR
Allow 45 Minutes
Please book this in advance with us. 4×4 drive (Bandellas)

SWARTBERG ECO EXPLORE
As specialist eco guides they offer you the unique opportunity to explore the geological, historical and natural treasures of the Swartberg Mountains and the Little Karoo. Activities include stargazing, hiking trails, bird watching, 4×4 excursions.
Visit the Swartberg Eco Explore Site – Tel:  044 272 0700

TRUE SOUTH TRAVEL
True South Travel focusses its services on the needs of the discerning traveller who seeks “the road less travelled”. Their service offering is unique, specialised and personalised to their clients’ specific needs and expectations.
Read more about the Adrenaline Adventures of the area
Visit True South Travels Site – Tel:  082 461 8253
 
Feather Palace
 

ITINERARY FOR CULTURE VULTURES

Read more about the fascinating story and history of Oudtshoorn.
Find out more about how you can experience the local culture.

Feather Palace

RETAIL THERAPY – AN ITINERARY FOR SHOPPERS

If you are a shopaholic then you will be spoiled for choice with unique things to buy. Even if you are not a shopaholic, you will surely want to take home with you a piece of our world as a memento of your time with us.
See our page on shopping for ideas on things to shop for while you are with us.

 
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