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Garden Route Tours, Ostrich Tours in Oudtshoorn

As we leave the lush, green forests of the Garden Route behind for a brief moment we will notice the area and terrain surrounding us are changing quite considerably. Crossing the Outeniqua mountains bring us to The Klein Karoo and a popular town called Oudtshoorn. This is a semi-desert area, and even though it's in total contrast to the wet, green Garden Route it still forms part of hundreds of Garden Route tours due to the wonders it holds. It is here in Oudtshoorn where the Ostrich Capital of the world is found. This basically means that the town is home to the highest concentration of ostriches in world.

As we enter the town from any direction one will start noticing an ostrich around every corner. The ostrich farming industry here is massive and the rich history of this specific ostrich farming can still be seen all over town and in certain areas of the Garden Route. In the late 1800's and early 1900's ostrich farmers here became very wealthy in a short space of time. Ostrich feathers were in high demand and called 'white gold' in those era's. Believe it or not, but a kilogram of ostrich feathers cost the same as a kilogram of gold! All over Oudtshoorn and The Garden Route one can still observe the big, expensive farmhouses built by the ostrich farmers. Today we refer to these houses as Ostrich palaces.

Ostrich tours provide you with interesting information around the daily lives and history of ostriches

Today the feathers, leather and meat products create a huge income for farmers. Ostrich meat is arguably the healthiest red meat you can consume, being almost 100% fat and cholestrol free. If you've never eaten ostrich meat, make time to order a steak with some creamy mushroom sauce during our Garden Route tours.

Our Garden Route tours provide you with a chance to go on optional ostrich tours and learn about the birds, the history and also the myths around these strange creatures. There are many ostrich tours and farms around Oudtshoorn so finding one is very easy. Along with the ostrich tours you can also make some time for The Cango Caves or Cango Wildlife ranch while in the area.



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