The Breede River Valley is the largest fruit and wine producing valley in the Western Cape. Not only famous for it's vines, the Breede River Valley is also home to South Africa's leading racehorse breeding farms. The Breede River Valley region stretches from Gouda in the west, to McGregor in the south, Montagu in the […]
Archive for March, 2011
Perhaps one of the greatest assets of the Western Cape's scenery are the wine routes that meander through the region. Tourists visit the Western Cape in droves, to experience the region's viticulture, and sample some of the world's best wines. The Cape Winelands is one of the most scenic wine regions in the world, and […]
Come and explore the wetlands by canoe, relax in a hammock at the pool or visit one of the beautiful beaches, whatever your pleasure Bitou River Lodge is the perfe
ct place for a memorable and relaxing holiday. Bed and breakfast accommodation offered.
The first long weekend of the year is upon us. We've all been looking forward to this little holiday so, why not make the most of it? Numerous establishments listed on CapeStay have put together outstanding specials to cater for the long weekend. Take advantage of these great specials and book your well-deserved mini-break. Aloe […]
Lovely single storey, 2 bedroom holiday home situated on top of a hill in Langebaan. Fully equipped for self
catering accommodation perfect for 4 to 6 guests. Come and relax while taking in the stunning views surrounding See-View.
Oudtshoorn is found along the Garden Route, in the Klein Karoo, and lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world.
Ostriches are found in great numbers and Oudtshoorn is peppered with a number of ostrich farms. The region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat in the world. Not to be forgotten, though, is that Oudtshoorn is also home to the Cango Caves.
What makes this little town even more attractive as a holiday destination, is that Oudtshoorn has the most sunny days per year in the whole of South Africa. Shielded from the coastal belt by the mountain ranges, the Klein Karoo region also enjoys many windless days.
Waterfalls abound, and visitors can safely visit two spectacular examples at Rus en Vrede and at Meiringspoort – a narrow, vertical cleft in the Swartberg Mountain. The Swartberg Pass, between Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert, is one of the most sensational drives in southern Africa, and has been declared a national monument.
The Cheetah Breeding Farm in Oudtshoorn is one of the foremost examples of eco-tourism in the world. A superb mixture of conservation and tourism. This is a highly successful breeding station, one of only two in the southern hemisphere. There is also the Angore Rabbit show farm to visit, so animal lovers will find that Oudtshoorn is a great place to viist.
Renowned for its small town hospitality, Oudtshoorn is also home to a number of top quality hotels, lodges and guesthouses.
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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling, Malaria-free, game farm, found in the Cango Valley. Lush, succulent Karoo vegetation and a natural waterhole create a haven for a variety of game, including elephants, rhino, cape buffalo and hippos. Enthusiastic bird watchers will enjoy trying to identify the more than 217 bird species to be found in the area. This lodge not only offers the nature and animal lover an adventure or two, but also boasts a spa and luxury en-suite tents for accommodation. These luxurious tents are air-conditioned and are located at the edge of the waterhole on the game farm.
De Zeekoe Guest Farm boasts three overlapping flower zones. This expansive 2000-hectare biodiversified farm, offers Eco–Farm tours by tractor, sundowner cruises on the Olifants River, horse riding, birding, biking, fishing, canoeing and salt water swimming pool. A four-star graded guesthouse, De Zeekoe offers eight luxury, three standard and five superior rooms. Each room leads to lush gardens and open verandahs. There are also self-catering units available in the form of waterfront cabins, situated at the De Zeekoe Lake.
Explore Oudtshoorn and all it has to offer!