Travel guide to Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Kannaland
If you are looking for a place blessed by the sun throughout the year, then accommodation in Oudtshoorn should be on the top of your list. With friendly people that have made this town so popular with tourists, you'll be wishing you could extend your stay just a little longer. Oudtshoorn accommodation allows you to relax and feel the laid back vibe of the town, perfect for those who are in need of an alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life.
Oudtshoorn is known as the biggest town in the Little Karoo. Driving along the garden route, you can find it nestled in a fertile basin with the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains towering over it. Compared to other areas in the country, the town of Oudtshoorn has the sunniest days throughout the year, and because of the mountains, experiences little to no wind.
The accommodation Oudtshoorn offers varies from hotels and bed and breakfasts, to guesthouses and self-catering units. Depending on your preference, you are free to pick the one you think will best add to your Little Karoo experience. The town is home to the largest ostrich population in the world, with approximately 400 farms rearing the bird species surrounding the town. There are three farms in particular that have made a name for themselves, and touring them will give you an idea why. Apart from ostrich farm tours, there are astonishing caves, crocodile farms, hiking trails and much more to explore while you stay in accommodation in Oudtshoorn.
With Oudtshoorn hosting festivals such as the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), accommodation in the area is plentiful, as many property owners have chosen to convert their Victorian and Cape styled homes into accommodation facilities for visitors who flood the town annually to watch performances, arts and crafts. The festival is worth attending if you are in town during this period.
Whatever time you decide to visit this town, however, you know you'll find the right accommodation in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.