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Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn
... instead of the newer Huguenot Tunnel on N1. Just beautiful! The Tunnel shortened the trip by 7 miles and is supposed to still offer scenic views.
As we headed to the Breede River Valley and Worcester, there were still lots of vines, apparently for table grapes and one quarter of South Africa's wine. Again Worcester was less touristy than Franschoek. Just outside Worcester (68 miles east of Cape ...
... We saw 'lovers lane’ where the male cheetahs were released down to see if any females are interesting as well as some other rescued cheetahs that are there only for a home. We also went to the tiger breeding centre where there were 3 tigers (1 orange, 2 white). The 2 white tigers had recently been separated but were still flirting away so they were allowed back in together whilst we were there and we actually saw them breeding: tiger ...
... around the paddock and they help you slide off. Apparently no one has ever volunteered for a second lap.
After the exploits of my two companions, I could hardly refuse to volunteer for the next activity, which was to stand on a bunch of ostrich eggs to demonstrate how strong the shells are. I felt I pulled that off with some panache.
Near Addo, Rosedale Farm, double cottage B&B R 640. There are ...
... some fruit before watching Garth feed the crocs :) The afternoon
we went down to the river with Garrett to do some crab fishing. The
river was very slushy and i sank unable to move my feet thus falling
in....i then laughed so much i cried and couldn't get up. Luc then tried
to help me but fell in herself closely followed by Garrett....fun
times. But we did catch 4 big crabs. We took them back to the ranch and
... barbequed) on request in the hostel, but the Swartberg Pass is a worthwhile day-trip from the town.
The hostel organised a mountain biking excursion where they would take you and a bike up to the top of the pass, 54km from the town, and leave you there. I would not have wanted to attempt this on my own given my lack of stamina, and the lack of tarmac or indeed barriers on the road, but there was another British guy paired ...
Other places to stay in Oudtshoorn
Cnr. Baron von Rheede and Van Der Riet Streets, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $81
PO. Box 370, Oudtshoorn | 1 star hotelfrom $57
5 Baron Van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Farm Voorbedacht Matjiesrivier, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6625, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $111
51 North Street, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $85