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Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn
... had a huge 'ostrich boom' - everyone was growing rich. Now there are still ostrich farms - just not as many rich people. It rained while we were there which made ostrich farm tours a no go - "you cannot saddle a wet ostrich". But we ate scrambled ostrich eggs (like chicken egg), ostrich BBQ and ostrich jerky. Apparently you can do a hard boiled egg but ...
Self proclaimed whale watching capital of the world! Waterfront cliffs with deep water offshore make ideal conditions. This is the shortest entry - and sorry, no good whale photos, they were out of zoom range, and not very active that day. We did see lots of whales though! Very beautiful waterfront and town. Just before Hermanus is Betty's Bay - with the only other penguin colony on the ...
Greetings! I write this while sitting by the fireplace in Oudtshoorn, a town along the Garden Route famous for its ostrich farms.
Hiking and the Indian Ocean
We started off the day with a morning hike in Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. The trailhead was at the beach, and I kicked off my shoes and dipped my toes into the Indian Ocean for the first time. Woohoo, another ocean checked off the list!
The hiking trail -- really ...
... very large and yellow molars. This whole experience was beyond anti-comfortable for me. This animal, albeit intelligent, is enormous and could, at any moment, crush me or puncture me.
The photos you’ll see show that Erik is very comfortable with all of this and I look like I’m ready to bolt at any moment. That is pretty indicative of the reality of the moment. I was ready to bolt. I was beyond intimidated. ...
Other places to stay in Oudtshoorn
Cnr. Baron von Rheede and Van Der Riet Streets, Oudtshoorn, 6620, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $51
Baron Van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn | 1 star hotelfrom $55
Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Farm Voorbedacht Maatjiesrivier, Oudtshoorn, Western Capeq, 6625, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $73
Northstreet 51, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $113