La Pension Guest House

169 Church/Kerk Street, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6620, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn

Caves and ostriches

A travel blog entry by tomandgem on Apr 12, 2014

8 photos

... as he animatedly started each speech with “Ladies, gentlemen, children and guys, let me tell you…”. After the caves, we stopped at an Ostrich Farm for lunch (no ostrich meat, just a picnic of bread, ham and cheese). The ostriches were fairly amusing as they check you out with their beady eyes. We thought they were friendly coming to us but then ...

South Africa - Oudtshoorn

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jan 06, 2014

1 comment, 54 photos

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  • In some African countries, people race each other on the back of ostriches with special saddles, reins, and bits.
  • The wild ostrich population has declined drastically in the last 200 years, with most surviving birds in game parks or on farms.
  • Ostriches can go without drinking for several days.
  • The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 5 cm across, allowing predators such as lions to be seen at long ...

  • Swartberg Pass Loop

    A travel blog entry by parleusted on Feb 27, 2013

    2 comments, 14 photos

    ... wide ticket with a time limit. The bus also provides opportunities for exchanging stories and ideas with other travlers who are on the same route.

    After much deliberation over an entire Sunday, we chose to go with a 14 day system wide Baz Bus ticket to make our way from Cape Town to Johannesburg/Pretoria. Unfortunately, we found only one seat available on the bus the next morning and so had to settle for a Tuesday departure. We made good ...

    Monday again.....yay!!

    A travel blog entry by flickandlucy on Nov 12, 2012

    35 photos

    Monday – We started the day with otter feeding and training with Speckles and Freckles. We then bonded with the lemurs on lemur island whilst given them their breakfast. We then joined Garth's tour for a while. After tea time, we did some enrichment with the meerkats and gave them the meal worm and silk worm lollies we made last week which they loved, we also gave some to Xena the red squirrels and the monkeys who equally enjoyed them. We ...

    The Klein Karoo

    A travel blog entry by seanspacifica on May 19, 2012

    8 photos

    ... committed to their 'slow town' motto otherwise I have no idea how they could afford these places. I believe there are a lot of South Africans, Britains and Americans who make their fortunes and then retire to the Garden route.

    Although it was interesting we still weren't overly impressed by the tour, but that was before we came over the crest of the hill and were greeted with the most amazing views over the sea and lagoon at which point we were ...

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    This hotel, located on 169 Church/Kerk Street, Oudtshoorn, is near Cango Wildlife Ranch, Boschendal Manor & Winery, Cango Ostrich and Butterfly farm, and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.
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