HALF DAY KLEIN KAROO DAY TOUR

You will begin your morning with a complimentary pick-up from your Hotel or Guest House in Oudtshoorn and taken to De Denne where the tour starts.

Your tour will begin with an Ostrich farm tour, you need to put on some comfortable shoes as we will do it farmstyle. Take your camera with as there will be many special moments to capture, especially when you see the chicks hatch.

This you do not want to miss. Rust-en-Vrede is an isolated, beautiful waterfall hidden in the hem of the Swartberg Mountains.  The footpath leading to this Gem blooms with wild flowers, ferns and undergrowth.  While walking down the trial, complete peace and tranquility will fill your soul, and allow time to stand still for a while.  Then the surprise, the waterfall!  What a lovely sight!  Water from a natural spring rippling over the rocky edges of the mountain, falling down into a natural sparkling pool enviting you to step in.

Rust-en-Vrede is a safe sanctuary for indigenous plants and animals, please do take care of the environment leaving only your foorprints behind.  Travelling along the R328 towards the Swartberg Mountain Pass we have a stop at the Cango Caves, here you can experience the true beauty of these magnificent caves.  The heritage tour will offer you quite some interesting facts, explaining how the caves was discovered as well as give you a feeling of how it was years back.
Heading up the Swartberg Pass you will have one of the greatest views of the Klein Karoo!

Here we unpack the picnic basket, pour you a glass of wine and let you to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. After a lazy lunch we head back to Oudtshoorn. We round off your tour with an easy drive back to your Hotel or Guest House.

Highlights:

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Visit the Rus and Vrede Waterfall

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Picnic on the Swartberg Mountain Pass

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Travel by luxury Hyundai H1 or Toyota Fortuner

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Experience an Ostrich Farm tour at De Denne

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Explore the Cango Caves

What’s Included?

  • Driven in private air-conditioned vehicle

  • All Farm Tour fees

  • Cango Caves fees

  • Picnic and beverages on Swartberg Pass

  • Registered Guide

  • Complimentary bottled water

What You Can Look Forward To…

The Swartberg Mountain range is composed of two main mountain chains running roughly along the northern edge of the Little Karoo ( Klein Karoo). As most of the Swartberg Mountains are above 2000 m high, this makes it the tallest mountains in the Western Cape. This mountain range is also one of the longest with a span of 230km from Laingsburg to Uniondale, and 70km wide.  The highest point to be the Seweweekspoortpiek at 2325 m (7,628ft).  Scientists have calculated that the Swartberg was originally more than 7000m high, but erosion has worn it down to the current height.

Beautiful rock formations of Quartzitic sandstone gives the Swartberg mountains a scenic view which you will never forget. Much of the Swartberg  is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, with protected areas of Cape Floral.  The Swartberg Pass will provide the finest views of the geology, flora and fauna.

The Swartberg Pass

The Swartberg Pass on the R328 run through the Swartberg mountain range (black mountain in English) which runs roughly east-west along the northern edge of the semi-arid area called the Little Karoo in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Calitzdorp: Quaint Capital of Port

The little town of Calitzdorp, situated on scenic Route 62, is world famous for port wines made in the classic tradition of a high alcohol and relatively low sugar content. The Red Wine and Muscadels produced in this small sleepy village town ranks amongst the best in South Africa.

Meiringspoort Pass

“Meiring’s pass” is a South African mountain pass on the  N12 national road, where it crosses the Swartberg mountain range. The pass is a gateway that connects the Little Karoo and the Great Karoo, through a gorge with a 25 km road crossing the same river 25 times.

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What People are Saying…

The tour was just fantastic!

Our guide Jako was fun and informative, we got an amazing tour of an Ostrich farm (who knew Ostriches were so fascinating?!) and got taken to the incredible Kango caves.
– Lynsey A, Tripadvisor

The tour was just fantastic!

Our guide Jako was fun and informative, we got an amazing tour of an Ostrich farm (who knew Ostriches were so fascinating?!) and got taken to the incredible Kango caves.
– Lynsey A, Tripadvisor

The tour was just fantastic!

Our guide Jako was fun and informative, we got an amazing tour of an Ostrich farm (who knew Ostriches were so fascinating?!) and got taken to the incredible Kango caves.
– Lynsey A, Tripadvisor

HALF DAY
Klein Karoo Day Tour 

Swartberg Mountain Pass

FULL DAY
Klein Karoo Day Tour

Swartberg Mountain Pass

HALF DAY
Wine Tasting & Winery Tour 

OSTRICH FARM
TOUR

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