4 days – flights and car hire to tour Oudtshoorn
Holiday makers looking for an exciting holiday with a difference book their economical flights and car hire online and fly into George, before travelling 64 km north to Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as France and Germany, fly into George Airport via Johannesburg or through Cape Town Airport. Book your economical flights online to George Airport and at the same time pre-book your economical car hire all on line, from anywhere in the world, in minutes it’s that easy!
By booking cheap car hire online, you can enjoy the freedom that comes with self-drive touring at your own pace. You get to choose where and when you would like to stop; Remember – your tour, your time.
Your 3 day tour of Oudtshoorn the Small Karoo
The Town of George
Day One – You fly into George and collect your pre-booked Car Hire. George is known as the capital of the Garden Route and is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The city, was first proclaimed a town in 1811. George has the scenic, towering Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and is the perfect starting point for your self-drive tour.
On collection of your pre-booked cheap car hire you begin your trip by heading north over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Oudtshoorn. The Pass, which rises 800m in 8km, is an easy scenic drive over the mountains with several viewing sights offering unforgettable vistas. The drive takes approximately one hour over a distance of 64km.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Places of Interest in Oudtshoorn
Day Two – Cango Ostrich Farm
Cango Ostrich Show Farm lies 14km north of Oudtshoorn, on your right, en route to the Cango Caves. The farm gives visitors an informative and fun-filled 45 min guided tour. You will get to hand feed the ostriches; sit on them and for the more adventurous, ride them! If you wish to enjoy a short Ostrich ride you must weigh less than 75 kgs and be there before 11am after which it becomes too hot and exhausting for the ostrich to be ridden. Tours depart every 20 min.
The Cango Caves are situated 29km north of Oudtshoorn in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range. The caves are an extremely popular attraction for both foreign and local tourists. During high season, booking tours in advance is advisable.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is only 3km north of Oudtshoorn. The ranch is home to over 90 species of animals including Cheetahs, Leopard, Lions and Bengal tigers, Crocodiles and the like. Visitors have the opportunity to be photographed touching a cheetah as well as the chance to cage dive with crocodiles!
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day Three – Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort
Depart Oudtshoorn on the N12 to De Rust, a Victorian town on the edge of the Little Karoo. At De Rust the road takes you through the impressive Meiringspoort gorge being 25km long and crossing the river 25 times and on to Klaarstroom. At the small village of Klaarstroom turn left onto the R407 to Prince Albert, an ideal lunch stop. From Prince Albert you back track to the turn off, taking the scenic drive over the Swartberg Pass and back to Oudtshoorn on the R328. Originally hand built by prison labourers without the use of cement or heavy machinery, costing the government £40000 and opened in March 1886. This tour may be driven in reverse order.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Day Four – Further Optional tours from Oudtshoorn
Return To George and depart on your flight home out of George Airport.
For a more extended tour one might choose to travel along the Garden Route, through Knysna and the Tsitikamma forest and onto the capital of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth. Visit the Addo Elephant Park before returning to Port Elizabeth Airport. Another option would be to travel to Cape Town via Mossel Bay and the Overberg region.
Lastly, fly out of George onto the Kruger National Park or the warm beaches of Durban
Whether you are an international visitor from Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany or a South African tourist self-drive touring adds a new dimension of freedom of travel. So go online today and book your cheap flights and cheap car hire for collection at George Airport. And you will be off on an exciting and amazing four day adventure.
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