Protea Hotel Riempie Estate

Baron Van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6620, South Africa | 1 star hotel
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This 1 star hotel, located on Baron Van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn, is near Cango Wildlife Ranch, Boschendal Manor & Winery, Cango Ostrich and Butterfly farm, and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.
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    Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn

    Caves and ostriches

    A travel blog entry by tomandgem on Apr 12, 2014

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    The N2 road of the Garden Route changes considerably in terms of the scenery and the type of road. Sometimes it feels like a motorway, a dual carriageway and a single road. With that came changing speed limits - so it was inevitable that Tom was going to receive a speeding ticket along the way! As we left Wilderness the speed limit changed twice within a short distance ...

    Going Underground!

    A travel blog entry by bushmantours on Mar 29, 2014

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    ... took us through the farm explaining how the ostriches were reared and looked after. We met a few ostriches and then were given the chance to sit on or ride an ostrich. Debs volunteered and did very well. A demo was the given by the guys who used the ostrich neck to steer the ostrich left or right!
    Ostriches are very stupid birds - one of their eyes weighs more than their brain! The birds are farmed for their meat (a delicious red meat ...

    From such great heights

    A travel blog entry by segacs on Jun 23, 2013

    9 photos

    ... viewing ledge as opposed to another one, even though they appeared identical to me. Oh well, who am I to say?

    Power failure

    Finally, we started the drive inland to Oudtshoorn. We were meant to go visit an ostrich farm this afternoon, but when we arrived, we discovered a city-wide power failure in Oudtshoorn; the power's been off all day for maintenance work. Apparently this happens from time to time. And in this case, it was actually quite ...

    Wildlife up Close and Personal

    A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik on Dec 12, 2012

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    ... And moved. And humbled.

    Elephants are intelligent and it was immediately evident. They were responsive to the commands of their masters and they were gentle with us. The heat can be intense in Africa and so they roll in mud. I thought I would be approaching a rubberized skin. But they were coated in mud. A thin layer all over their bodies. The creases in their skin were intensified by the layer of mud and it was ...

    Caves, Crocs and Sweaty Crotches...

    A travel blog entry by philandkylie on Oct 16, 2012

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    ... farm. The guide was really funny! Met a few Ostrich but didn't fancy riding one as it looked so cruel! Although Phil regrets not doing it now! Watched an American lady do it though, poor ostrich lost a handful of feathers when she fell off. We then headed to Cango Wildlife Ranch, the guided tour was brilliant and we got to see loads of animals ...