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Scenic Oudtshoorn Guided Day Tour

OUTENIQUA PASS | MEIRINGSPOORT | PRINCE ALBERT | SWARTBERG PASS | ROBINSON PASS | DE RUST

5 Departure Points

5 Departure Points

Depart from any of the following locations:
George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn

All Entrance Fees Included.

All Entrance Fees Included.

Our prices always include all entrance fees to any excursion within the tour itinerary.

Chauffeur Driven

Chauffeur Driven

In 5 star luxury vehicles. View our fleet page for more info on our vehicle assets.

your destination

Oudtshoorn

The towns of Oudtshoorn and De Rust are in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.

The ostrich capital of the world is an adventure, culture and environment destination in the Klein Karoo – the unique semi-arid landscape that lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges.

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your destination

Oudtshoorn

The towns of Oudtshoorn and De Rust are in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.

The ostrich capital of the world is an adventure, culture and environment destination in the Klein Karoo – the unique semi-arid landscape that lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges.

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DAY TOUR LOCATIONS

AT A GLANCE

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OUTENIQUA PASS

Connecting George to the Little Karoo through the Outeniqua Mountains, this pass is truly stunning and will leave you speachless.

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MEIRINGSPOORT

Meiringspoort is a South African mountain pass on the N12 national road, where it crosses the Swartberg mountain range.

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DE RUST

De Rust is located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West.

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PRINCE ALBERT

Prince Albert, located at the base of the Swartberg Mountains is ringed by vineyards and fruit and olive farms.

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SWARTBERG PASS

The Swartberg Pass on the R328 runs through the Swartberg mountain range which is situated roughly east–west along the northern edge of the Little Karoo.

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ROBINSON PASS

The Robinson Pass on the R328 route, is a modern classic of the Southern Cape with beautiful sweeping curves and superb views around every corner.

First Stop:

Outeniqua Pass

The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa, that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It was constructed between 1943 and 1951, replacing the Montagu Pass as the main route from George to the interior.

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First Stop:

Outeniqua Pass

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The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa, that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It was constructed between 1943 and 1951, replacing the Montagu Pass as the main route from George to the interior.

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Second Stop:

Meiringspoort

The pass is a gateway that connects the Little Karoo and the Great Karoo, through a gorge with a 25 km road crossing the same river 25 times in the span of 25 km.

It runs between the modern town of Klaarstroom in the north, and the town of De Rust in the south. The mountains it crosses are those of the Swartberg range (Afrikaans for black mountain).

Second Stop:

Meiringspoort

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The pass is a gateway that connects the Little Karoo and the Great Karoo, through a gorge with a 25 km road crossing the same river 25 times in the span of 25 km.

It runs between the modern town of Klaarstroom in the north, and the town of De Rust in the south. The mountains it crosses are those of the Swartberg range (Afrikaans for black mountain).

Third Stop:

De Rust

De Rust is a small village at the gateway to the Klein Karoo and is located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West.

De Rust is also well known for ostrich farming and most of the farmers in the area either farm exclusively with ostriches or as a sideline to their existing farming.

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Third Stop:

De Rust

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De Rust is a small village at the gateway to the Klein Karoo and is located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West.

De Rust is also well known for ostrich farming and most of the farmers in the area either farm exclusively with ostriches or as a sideline to their existing farming.

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Fourth Stop:

Prince Albert

Situated at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range amidst spectacular scenery, the town enjoys a perennial water supply in this arid region. The climate is superb with an extremely high sunshine index, spectacular night skies and pure clean air. Built in the 18th century, the town is a well preserved gem, with water furrows and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings. Seventeen are listed as local provincial heritage sites. The Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof, also called “Die Hell” are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prince Albert sits happily in the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Fourth Stop:

Prince Albert

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Situated at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range amidst spectacular scenery, the town enjoys a perennial water supply in this arid region. The climate is superb with an extremely high sunshine index, spectacular night skies and pure clean air. Built in the 18th century, the town is a well preserved gem, with water furrows and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings. Seventeen are listed as local provincial heritage sites. The Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof, also called “Die Hell” are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prince Albert sits happily in the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Fifth Stop:

Swartberg Pass

The Swartberg mountains are amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations. The contortions in the rock display astonishing anticlines and synclines, and the vivid coloration of the surrounding Quartzite is remarkable.

The pass is especially known for the unusual geology that is exposed at its Northern end. Here, seven-hundred-metre-high quartzite cliffs of the upper Table Mountain Group can be seen, and these are often tilted through 90 degrees (sometimes even more). Arguably the most famous of all these cliff faces is the spectacular ‘Wall of Fire’.

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Fifth Stop:

Swartberg Pass

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The Swartberg mountains are amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations. The contortions in the rock display astonishing anticlines and synclines, and the vivid coloration of the surrounding Quartzite is remarkable.

The pass is especially known for the unusual geology that is exposed at its Northern end. Here, seven-hundred-metre-high quartzite cliffs of the upper Table Mountain Group can be seen, and these are often tilted through 90 degrees (sometimes even more). Arguably the most famous of all these cliff faces is the spectacular ‘Wall of Fire’.

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Final Stop:

Robinson Pass

The Robinson Pass connects the coastal port of Mossel Bay with Oudtshoorn. It has been rebuilt several times over the past 140 years and offers not only fabulous scenery, but many pages of history around every bend. The pass is subject to heavy rain and frequent mountain mists which can reduce visibility, but still is know to reveal extraordinary scenery to the would be explorer.

Final Stop:

Robinson Pass

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The Robinson Pass connects the coastal port of Mossel Bay with Oudtshoorn. It has been rebuilt several times over the past 140 years and offers not only fabulous scenery, but many pages of history around every bend. The pass is subject to heavy rain and frequent mountain mists which can reduce visibility, but still is know to reveal extraordinary scenery to the would be explorer.

Tour Additional Info

  • Rates are subject to availability on confirmation and are valid until 30 September 2020.
  • Rates are subject to change due to activity operator price adjustments and volatile fuel price changes.
  • Advertised vehicles are subject to availability.
  • All toll fees included where applicable.
  • Luggage trailers included upon request.
  • Porterage & Gratuity are not included in any fare.
  • Waters are not included but can be supplied at an additional cost of
    R12 per 330ml unit or R15 per 500ml unit.
  • Driver overnight fee may apply for long distance transfers. This will either be
    for the client’s account or will be charged for separately.
  • A waiting fee will be raised at R 250 per hour/part thereof for deviation
    from agreed departure time. This does not apply to delayed flights.
  • It is by law a requirement that all vehicles with guests on board have a
    name list and detailed itinerary.
  • Full Day tours are strictly from 08:00 to 17:00 or 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Half Day tours are strictly 5 hours – AM or PM.
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