TRAVEL SHOP
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is situated in the Klein Karoo 55 kilometres from the large coastal town of George. Enjoy the relaxed, friendly, hospitable atmosphere offered in town or or at the various surrounding farms. Experience the joy of life in the country!

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Backpackers Oasis Shanti
This small and friendly backpackers is located in a cheerful old house with a big shady garden, a large swimming pool (totally essential in summer), and a lazy lounging terrace for scrumptious ostrich egg breakfasts. A roaring fire warms the lounge on cold nights.

Visit our restaurant, La Dolce Vita for a variety of ostrich meals and local cuisine.

The lodge offers comfortable single, double, triple and family rooms (some with en-suite facilities), a spacious dorm and shady camping spots as well as a self-catering flat.

Situated in a leafy and historic neighbourhood, it is a peaceful place that's just a short walk away from the town centre.
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BACKPACKERS OASIS SHANTI
Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides
Your hosts Petra and Marius – proud hands on owners!! We are ready to welcome you and show you some true South African hospitality, and also provide you with valuable local information so you see and do everything during your stay here.
The reception forms part of our lounge area, it has satellite TV, internet cafe, free coffee and tea, free games and book swop!

Our famous speciality dinners have really put us on the map – we braai every night! Ostrich steak kebab (sosaties), or Chicken kebab, or Meat Lasagne, or Vegetarian lasagne, or Spinach and Feta dish. All our dishes are served with home-made green salad with seasonal greens, feta and olives locally made, oven roasted jacket potatoes with rosemary and rock salt, and freshly baked pot bread baked on the fire.For breakfast during July until March every year we supply ostrich egg DIY style free of charge. This is a seasonal special.
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BACKPACKERS PARADISE AND JOYRIDES
Karoo Soul Travel Lodge and Cottages
Huddled in the heart of the Klein Karoo is this magical Tudor-style manor house. Karoo Soul is everything you need for an extraordinary sojourn in Oudtshoorn. Delicately finding the equilibrium between nature, life and sustainability while remaining one of the most
sophisticated travel lodges in the area.

Situated on one of the uppermost hills in Oudtshoorn, the manor and surrounding grounds is adorned with art and unique practical installations, offering breath-taking views and sunsets combined with a tantalising swimming pool and entertainment patio. Affordable yet
stylish and comfortable; surrounded with a sense of well-balanced vitality. Our little piece of paradise.

Unique self-catering cottages, spaciously luxurious rooms, an uncrowded dormitory and camping depending on your needs. We also house a well equipped kitchen with optional breakfast. All your questions with regards to local attractions will be answered knowledgeably, offering some vouchers and specials to sites and establishments in and around Oudtshoorn.

We strive to make your stay comfortable, exciting and memorable.
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KAROO SOUL TRAVEL LODGE AND COTTAGES
Lodge 96
Lodge 96 is located in the historic town of Oudtshoorn about 60km from the George and the garden route. The house has five double rooms, two of them en-suite, plus two extra single beds available. There is a comfortable lounge with DStv, a kitchen, braai area and a swimming pool.

The unit is centrally located to shops and wonderful restaurants, ostrich farms, safaris, the world renowned Cango caves, sparkling waterfalls and magnificent mountain drives.
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Swartberg Backpackers
If you want to escape the busy city life, experience the beauty, tranquility, captivating, exquisite and breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains and waterfall, Swartberg Backpackers is the perfect place for you.

At no additional cost come and enjoy a guided Hiking trail to the waterfall and natural rock pool as well as a ride on a trailer hooked to a tractor to the dam for canoeing and swimming.
The accommodation will provide you with a full kitchen with an oven and refrigerator and barbecue facilities with free firewood. You can enjoy a waterfall, mountain and farm dam view from the units. The Ark also has a table tennis to keep the children and even adults busy.

Instead of electricity, we use solar electricity, gas and wood fires. This means no TV. The solar electricity provides enough power to charge a laptop, cellular phone, room lights as well as a portable 12V fridge. There are solar geysers and gas to provide warm water and a stainless
steel "donkie" for the overcast and rainy days. In the winter come and view the snow on the mountains.


Gamkaskloof or "The Hell" is an exciting 2 hour drive for the adventurers and is close by. There is plenty of flora and fauna to experience in the surrounds including eagles in the sky, trails of the Cape leopard, and the barking of wild baboons.

Swartberg Backpackers is pet, biker and cyclist friendly.
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SWARTBERG BACKPACKERS

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