Get an insider look at
the main highlights that make up Oudtshoorn on a full day guided tour. Boasting
the largest concentration of ostrich population, this charming town in Western
Cape is justly dubbed as the World’s Ostrich Capital. With an expert guide
leading the way, this tour takes you to High Gate Ostrich Farm and Congo
Wildlife Ranch, besides uncovering the Garden Route’s most iconic natural landmark
- Cango Caves.
Upon an early pick up
from your hotel or pre-agreed spot, you’ll enjoy a relaxed journey, riding
along a scenic route and passing through the marvelous views of Outeniqua
Mountains. On arrival to the Cango Caves nestled in a limestone ridge at the
slopes of the Swartberg Range, you’ll explore one of South Africa’s oldest as
well as the most breathtaking natural splendors with a fascinating Heritage
Tour or an exciting Adventure Tour.
Dating back to as early
as Precambrian era (more than 4600 million years ago), Cango’s enigmatic dripstone
caverns extend for four kilometers and are home to stunningly soaring stalagmite
creations. You’ll apparently see here countless naturally formed intricate chambers
and tunnels which range from Van Zyl’s Hall, Bridal Chamber and Fairyland
Chamber in the Heritage Tour to the Grand Hall, the Devil’s Chimney and the
Coffin in the in-depth Adventure Tour.
After the cave
exploration, head straight to High Gate Ostrich Farm where you can catch up
with the world’s largest bird. Surrounded by mindblowing views of Swartberg
Mountains and Klein Karoo valley, this charming spot has something for all preferences
and age groups. Know Ostrich anatomy, learn about its breeding techniques,
hand-feed these birds, and even test the strength of their eggs by standing on
them, among other enthralling experiences.
The final stop is at
Cango Wildlife Ranch – an extensive wildlife park which is more famed as a
conservation institution. Sheltering 90 plus diverse animal species, it has
some amazing themed sections such as Kuranda Forest with flamboyant lorikeets;
Lemur Falls that takes after a Madagascan jungle; and the mystical Valley of
Ancients containing the remnants of the
Great Temple. You can also take advantage of its many Natural Encounter
Programs, wherein you can mingle with a snake, meet a cheetah and cage dive
with Nile crocodiles.