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Swartberg Private Game Lodge – Oudtshoorn

Published: February 23, 2012 3:42 pm

This beautiful lodge offers self catering accommodation and has spacious bedrooms, a large farm style kitchen, expansive patios and a crystal clear pool. Come and experience all that the Little Karoo has to offer.


Published: March 7, 2011 1:03 pm

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

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

De Zeekoe Guest 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!


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Spa – Oudtshoorn

Published: February 23, 2010 10:55 am

Accommodation at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is in luxury en-suite tents with air conditioning. It also offers spa facilities to those who require a pamper session.

De Zeekoe Guest Farm – Oudtshoorn

Published: February 1, 2009 9:49 pm

Set in an idyllic setting surrounded by mountains and lake, this luxurious, 4 star graded Guest House has 11 en-suite bedrooms at the main lodge and 4 secluded log cabins on the water’s edge.

De Zeekoe Guest Farm – Oudtshoorn

Published: December 8, 2008 1:07 pm

In an idyllic setting surrounded by mountains and lake, this luxurious, 4 star graded Guest House has 11 en suite bedrooms at the main lodge and four secluded log cabins on the water’s edge.