Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan Travel Specialist
"There’s nowhere in the world where you can roll so many superb travel experiences into one holiday, as you can in South Africa."

Oudtshoorn Holidays

There are many reasons to overnight in Oudtshoorn. If you are travelling along Route 62, the scenic route linking Cape Town and the Garden Route, it makes the perfect place to break your journey; and, if you don’t visit Oudtshoorn, you miss the spectacular drive from Oudtshoorn down to George.

The town was capital of the ostrich feather industry in Edwardian times and this is reflected in the style of the buildings. It’s a bit of a tourist honeypot, with lots of people coming to visit the ostrich farms, to ride an ostrich and to visit tourist shops offering every conceivable ostrich skin product, but the cavernous Cango Caves, just outside town, are spectacular and repay a visit. There are a number of places to stay, both in and out of town, and most have ostrich fillet on the menu.

The Cango Caves contain a magnificent subterranean landscape within the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains and are one of South Africa’s most popular attractions. Despite the number of people who visit them, the calcite columns and cavernous spaces are awesome.

We were impressed by the good-value, imaginative menu at Jemima’s – and are delighted to see that it has been recognised as one of South Africa’s top 100 restaurants in this year’s WINE magazine’s dine restaurant awards.

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South Africa's Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari in comfort
  • Safari
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From £1785 per person
13 day holiday
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A fantastic 11 night mix of city life and exploring South Africa's wine lands and Garden Route. Finish with two nights on an exhilarating Eastern Cape safari.
Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari
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From £2250 per person
14 day holiday
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This example of a tailor-made self-drive holiday explores Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, on to the Garden Route and ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape, staying small guest houses providing genuine hospitality, comfort and local knowledge.
South Africa - Small Group Tour
  • Culture & History
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From £2470 per person
16 day holiday
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South Africa
A South Africa tour that takes in Cape Town, The Garden Route, Eastern Cape and Kruger. The tour is fully escorted with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 16.
Cape & Garden Route Small Group Tour
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £2900 per person
11 day holiday
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Deluxe fully escorted tour of Cape Town and Garden Route ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape. This tour is ideal for people who dont want to self-drive along the Garden Route. Stay in small 4-star hotels and lodges throughout and 5-star safari.
Cape Town & Garden Route Deluxe Tour - Self Drive
  • Safari
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From £3160 per person
15 day holiday
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This is a leisurely self-drive tour through South Africa's Cape, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands, Garden Route and safari in the...
South Africa Family holiday - Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari - Self Drive
  • Family
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From £3499 per person
16 day holiday
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This family offer brings together five child-friendly properties from Cape Town, along the Garden Route and on safari in malaria-free Eastern Cape.
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