While we’re sure you’ll find tons of ways to stay entertained at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we’re also conveniently situated right next to the must-see South African town of Oudtshoorn. This premier South African tourist location can’t be missed, and offers a wealth of exciting adventures to complement your safari experience.
Explore the Cango Caves
Lying just outside Oudtshoorn, the magnificent Cango Valley hides one of Africa’s most spectacular limestone cave systems. Be dwarfed by towering dripstone formations and vast underground hallways, and regain your perspective on mankind’s place on this magnificent planet.
Ostriches, ostriches everywhere!
This quaint Karoo town has long been associated with this spectacular yet humble bird, and no trip to Oudtshoorn would be complete without a stop at the Cango Ostrich Show and Safari Ostrich Show farms to add to your travel diary. Be sure to snap a selfie with the inhabitants! You’ll be able to meet ostriches, see them develop from shell to adult, and learn more about the fascinating offbeat world of the ostrich farmer.
Tour ‘the Hell’
Gamkaskloof, known to locals as ‘the Hell’, was once home to small and proud community enduring in almost total isolation. With access once only by foot and animal, the area abounds in natural honey and delicious dried fruits- and modern exploration is fortunately considerably easier!
Wine and dine
While Cape Town tends to get all the attention as a wine capital of Southern Africa, many fabulous vintages also come from the little Karoo area. Karusa Vineyard nestles in the tranquil village of Schoemanshoek, just outside Oudtshoorn, and is the perfect stop for those who love the Mediterranean style wines and a great Cap Classique. Find a new favourite vintage for yourself, and pair it with some classic South African dishes at the many tasty eateries in Oudtshoorn itself. You’ll go home with your tastebuds inspired!
No visit to the Klein Karoo would be complete without taking in the bustling sights of Oudtshoorn, so be sure to spend a day or two exploring the sights and sounds of this quaint town when you plan your visit to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.