Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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Oudtshoorn - Ostrich Capital of the World, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Oudtshoorn - Ostrich Capital of the World

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... better than any beef steak i've ever had. I also had crocodile and springbok for starter, all beautiful. Our last trip in Oudtshoorn was to the Cango Wildlife Ranch. We saw Meerkat, Crocs, Emus, Snakes, Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs etc. and decided to ...

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Cango Caves

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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The Cango Caves are located in the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn. The principal cave is one of the country's finest, best known and most popular tourist caves and attracts many visitors from overseas. Although the ...

Eggcelent, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Eggcelent

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... one big protein punch for breakfast, it bunged us up for a few days after. We spent a couple of days in Oudtshoorn, driving over the Schwarzberg pass, an engineering marvel in the year 1884. Visited Swellendam and the old prison which ...

Ostrich Capital of South Africa!, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Ostrich Capital of South Africa!

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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If you're an ostrich, this is the place to come for work. These birds have been bred hereabouts since the 1870's, and at the turn of the century fortunes were made by the so called "Feather baron's". Pictured is one of the large homes. We went to "The ...

Route 62, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Route 62

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... various points along the way for photos as the road cut through the dramatic mountains. After a lunch stop we finally arrived in Oudtshoorn, which is apparently the Ostrich capital of the world! We drove to one of the many Ostrich farms in the area where ...

Bird Jockey, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Bird Jockey

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... fright or delight, I'm not sure which...maybe both!) filled the air for the full duration of her thirty-second prance. Where else but South Africa could you dive with great white sharks, bungee jump, go spelunking, and ride a 7' tall bird all in the space ...

The bridge is gone, the soundpost is over!, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

The bridge is gone, the soundpost is over!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Playing With Your Bird in Public is Rude, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Playing With Your Bird in Public is Rude

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... ostriches. Throughout the previous few days of driving, the one thing she stressed over and over again was the need to get to Oudtshoorn, the "Ostrich Capital of the World." (A sad claim to glory if ever I heard one. My hometown Falmouth's claim to be ...

Eating an ostrich in every way possible, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Eating an ostrich in every way possible

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... of leftovers.  It was a fun experience. Our last night, we splurged on an ostrich braai.  Every male in South Africa likes to braai (it means grill).  Similar to a barbeque, except much more common.  We sat down to a ...

In which Travis rides an ostrich, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

In which Travis rides an ostrich

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... all that, and then they were lost when that style went out of fashion (as they all do, eventually).  Still, South Africa loves its ostrich steaks and biltong, ostrich feather dusters, and ostrich tourism.  Around Oudtshoorn there are four ...

En route to Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

En route to Cango Caves

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... soils in the valley, like a patchwork of colours with different fields... and trees again! We have fallen in love with South Africa and its beautiful surroundings; though the Little Karoo is totally different, dry and desolate, even worse than in ...

Tragic music and an elvis impersonator, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Tragic music and an elvis impersonator

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Romantic Russians, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Romantic Russians

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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In which Erin pets a full-grown cheetah, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

In which Erin pets a full-grown cheetah

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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The Cango Wildlife Ranch sits on the egde of town.  You can tell what kind of attraction this is going to be when you enter through the giant mouth of a crocodile.  Normally, a zoo wouldn't make it on our list unless it had something ...

Cango caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Cango caves

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Dec 2, Cango caves ...

Tiger Cubs in Cango Wildlife Ranch, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Tiger Cubs in Cango Wildlife Ranch

A travel blog entry by peskymonkey

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Oudtshoorn was our next stop and was about an hours drive from the coast. Oudtshoorn was famous for Ostrich farms and had some good wildlife ranches too.... We decided to visit Cango Wildlife ranch on our first day there. The guide takes you around the ...

Caves and ostriches, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Caves and ostriches

A travel blog entry by tomandgem

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... within a short distance of each other.  He was flashed twice! We drove (slowly and steadily) through George towards Oudtshoorn, which is further inland.  The scenery changed to a drier landscape compared to the lush green forests and hills we ...

Cape Agulhas and Cango caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Cape Agulhas and Cango caves

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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We left the lovely Cape Town and headed to Cape Agulhas where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Then we headed inland to Oudtshoorn where we visited the Cango Caves (very impressive) and and Ostrich farm where I got to ride an ostrich. We also went to ...

Did you know this about Ostriches?, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Did you know this about Ostriches?

A travel blog entry by marinafaycal

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Did you know that one ostrich eye is heavier than its entire brain? Did you know that its knee is just under the wing and what one could think is its knee is actually its ankle. Did you know that it has one big toe, one small toe and two fingers? Did you ...

Ostriches and Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Ostriches and Caves

A travel blog entry by robthebruce

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... Kango Caves, ostrich farms are the next biggest attraction. Did you know that 80% of the world's ostrich farming occurs in Oudtshoorn?   Neither did I. I took a tour of the oldest ostrich farm in the world, Highgate Farm.   They go ...

Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... ; There are many nice old, architecturally pleasing buildings in George. From George, we turn inland (west) and take the N12 towards Oudtshoorn, 55 km. (34 mi.) away and our destination for tonight.  Along the way we stop at a scenic viewpoint high ...

The Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

The Klein Karoo

A travel blog entry by seanspacifica

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... Garden Route are beautiful and unique little towns along the coast, one of which was particularly quirky, a town called Sedgefield. Sedgefield is South Africa's first town to commit to a slow, chilled out way of life avoiding living life in the fast lane. ...

OSTRICHES!!!!!, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

OSTRICHES!!!!!

A travel blog entry by annamac

... on. It was a real joy and pleasure and I'm so glad we did it! The only thing marring our time in Oudtshoorn was a horrible incident where K got her ATM card stolen. It was incredibly cheekily done. The instructions on the screen were in Afrikaans ...

42 degrees in the shade it's Route 62!, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

42 degrees in the shade it's Route 62!

A travel blog entry by domjonna

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... . In the end we didn't take either option but it was great to see some more wild cats including lions, cheetahs, tigers and jaguars. Oudtshoorn and its surrounding areas is a very hot place, to give you an idea the B&B owner said the ...

still going, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

still going

A travel blog entry by david.trenoweth

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... . We did try and go to the springs but again just a mass of body's, so we didn't bother. We arrived at a place called Oudtshoorn yesterday famous for it's ostrich farms and the Cango caves. Lets see what happens her. We'll try and up load some pics ...

Outdtshoorn  and Cango caves and park, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Outdtshoorn and Cango caves and park

A travel blog entry by colm-and-gra

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... colonial town and also go to the Cango caves and the Cango wildlife park to pet some big cats! The drive to Oudtshoorn was along Route 62, amazing scenery and some very winding mountain dirt roads, breathtaking stuff. The highlight was definitely the ...

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A travel blog entry by mills01480

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Yee Haw!!!  Ride those Birds, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Yee Haw!!! Ride those Birds

A travel blog entry by vannhansen

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Good Morning!! We arrived around 10am on Monday (10/2) in the farming region of Oudtshoorn. Most of the drive there was through rural communities and farmlands. We stopped at the Highgate Ostrich farm, one of the many ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn, and ...

Capitale de l autruche, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Capitale de l autruche

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

En lisant et faisant des recherches internet. Je comprends que chaque ville en Afrique du Sud possede des atouts pour les touristes comme moi. Il y a toujours des aventures a faire. Ici, c est etre dans une cage dans un bassin a croco, caresser des ...

Ostriches as far as the eye can see, Oudtshoorn, South Africa travel blog

Ostriches as far as the eye can see

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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We left Nature's Valley after a sad farewell to Heidi. We've spent so much time with her in South Africa and have become really good friends. We were off to Oudtshoorn to see the Ostrich farms. We arrived there in the late afternoon so we just chilled out ...

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