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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... stalactites used to be broken off and taken home as souvenirs.
The main chamber is huge - 90m long, 50 m wide and 14 m high. The blue-grey ceiling has ancient stalactites on it which are named the Dried Tobacco Leaves of Oudtshoorn. There are other colourful names for the formations like the Giant Organ Pipes, the kneeling Camel and Cleopatra's Needle. These are well over 150,000 years old.
From the main chamber, we walked further into the ...
... meerkats). Besides encounters with different animals they also offer free guided tours. I was really impressed by this place and as a true animal lover I could stay there forever, just observing their fascinating creatures.
After entering the Cango Wildlife Ranch we took a free guided tour which was pretty amazing. Our guide was only 18 years old but his knowledge made him much older. He presented us almost all animals they had in the ranch. Besides stark facts ...
... To return to Oudtshoorn, we took the Swartberg pass, climbing high up and over the Swartberg mountains with some treacherous driving and spectacular views to keep us occupied.
The final activity in this area was the best! Before sunrise on a very cool morning we met up with Devey Glinister, the Meercat Adventures (www.meerkatadventures.co.za) guide and quite a character. We then hiked out into a field with the lawn chair, blanket and ...
... and photographed for a while. I was the lucky one that they passed to go onto to their daily activities, even the little ones. There was a particular little one that stayed behind and the adult meerkat looking after in was a bit nervous with us there. We were told too go as if the meerkat group goes to far they will be defenceless. It was time to go any rate. What an awesome experience being so close to a group of 18 meerkats in the wild. Davey does not intervene with ...
... with the cloud and mist making it difficult to see. There was logging being carried out in the pine forests and at times large trucks made it hard to pass on the narrow road. The scenery changed dramatically and opened up onto Outeniqua Trout Farm. We stopped for scones and coffee at the Tea House, and enjoyed our chat with the owner. We continued through the Prince Alfred Pass which really tested my tolerance for heights. The scenery was completely different ...