In South Africa's Western Cape Province, Oudtshoorn sits at the base of the Outeniquea Mountains in a fertile valley. It is a popular stopover for tourists, especially those with car hire in Oudtshoorn, with nearby coastal cities (including Cape Town) within a short drive.
The best-known attraction in Oudtshoorn is the ostrich. They can be seen on any number of farms in the countryside, some of which how major productions that include ostrich riding. Most of these farms also operate restaurants that serve everything from an ostrich steak to eggs.
With cheap car hire in Oudtshoorn you make use of a scenic motorway connecting to N2 with service to Cape Town. While these two cities share a general region, driving between them still takes 5 hours, 30 minutes. But this is still one of the most popular means of getting to Outdshoorn as public transport options are less desirable.
Outdshoorn lies at the intersection of N12, R62 and R328, the latter of which connects north to Swartberg Nature Reserve. A range of leisure facilities are found in the city centre, including a golf course north of the eastern residential neighbourhoods.
There is no airport in Oudtshoorn, so most visitors arrive via car rental in Oudtshoorn or by the train. The railway station is in the southern quarter along N12 and connects south to George as well as west to Cape Town.
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