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Klein Karoo Accommodation

Klein Karoo
South Africa
33° 34' 51.15" S
22° 7' 8.0832" E
Western Cape
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The Klein (Little) Karoo, an arid region of the western cape measure 160 km by 300 km and is the Ostrich metropolis of South Africa. Oudtshoorn, known for the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms, lies inland over the Outeniqua and Langeberg Mountains in the Klein Karoo. It can be reached via two scenic drives - the Robinson Pass from Mossel Bay or the Outeniqua Pass from George. The C.P. Nel Museum has exhibits depicting the ostrich/feather era. "Arbeidsgenot" the home of C J Langenhoven, the Afrikaans poet who wrote the national anthem, is worth a visit. The Klein Karoo Arts Festival takes place annually in March/April and is one of the biggest festivals held annually in Africa.

The Cango Caves, a series of 80 caverns filled with stalagmites and stalactites are 29 km from Oudtshoorn. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn offers the opportunity of interacting with a variety of endangered animals. For the adventurous they offer face to face encounters with wildlife in their Natural Encounters programme where one can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub, wrap oneself in a python and or even dive with Nile crocodiles.

Prince Albert, situated at the northern foot of the Swartberg Pass, is the perfect base for exploring the beauty of the Swartberg, including Gamkaskloof, "Die Hel", and the spectacular gorge at Meiringspoort. There are 18 national monuments buildings in the village. Prince Albert is famous for its olives, Karoo lamb, mohair and fruit.

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