Oudtshoorn Attractions

Local tourist attractions

Sonas Boutique Guest House provides a full proactive tourist information service and will facilitate any
bookings you may require to any tourist attractions, activities and sports that you wish to undertake upon request.

Oudtshoorn and the Western Cape has an endless list of attractions, activities and sports for all to enjoy. A sample of our personal recommendations include:

Cango Caves

The world famous Cango Caves, one of the seven wonders of South Africa, are a 25-minute drive from Sonas. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the renowned Swartberg Mountains is the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

A mere 5-minute drive from Sonas lies the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Interact with all the wildlife, or enjoy a guided tour, or perhaps undertake a unique attraction such as mingling with the cheetahs, playing with the lemurs, or for the more adventurous, cage diving with the crocodiles as examples.

CP Nel Museum

A 5-minute drive from Sonas in Oudtshoorn town lies one of the best country museums in South Africa. Experience the history of Oudtshoorn for yourself.


A golfer’s dream, just a 40-minute drive from Oudtshoorn lies South Africa’s number 1 Golf course, The Links at Fancourt in George. At the same location, Fancourt’s Montagu and Outeniqua golf courses are ranked number 6 and 16 in South Africa respectively.

Meerkat Adventures

Join a meerkat guide on an early sunrise tour to experience wild meerkats in their natural habitat.

Ostrich Show Farms

Oudtshoorn is the Ostrich capital of the world. 4 Ostrich show farms are within a 15-minute drive from Sonas, Highgate Ostrich Farm, Safari Ostrich Farm, Cango Ostrich Farm, Chandelier Ostrich Farm. Undertake an ostrich tour, watch an ostrich race, ride or feed an ostrich and learn about the various ostrich crafts on site.


‘Buffelsdrift Game Lodge’, a 10-minute drive from Sonas, offers extensive bush safari tours to view all the animals, elephant feeding and walking experiences, meerkat safaris and much more.

Swartberg Mountain Activities:

Explore the stunning Swartberg Mountains on a half or full day tour, or explore the Swartberg Circular route via Prince Albert and Meiringspoort, or undertake horse trails, rock climbing, abseiling, wild caving, nature walks and more.

Wilgewandel Family Farm

a 25-minute drive from Sonas, a wealth of activities awaits you at Wilgewandel Family Farm. These include waterslides, camel rides, 18 hole Ghwarra golf, donkey cart rides, 100 metre foefie slide, pedal cars, rowing boats, animal feeding, trampolining, quad buggies and more!

Wine-tasting & Vineyards

Karusa Vineyard, one of many, is a short drive from Sonas en route to the Cango Caves. Well known for its Cap Classique and Mediterranean style wines, Karusa is a family operated and managed Southern Cape premium wine producer and craft brewery.

Additional Attractions Include

Part or Full Day Trips: You may wish to set off on a part or full day trip of your own along the Garden / Klein Karoo route before returning same day to Oudtshoorn. A few examples may include a trip to stunning beaches including the Wilderness, Victoria bay or Mossel Bay, all within a 45-60-minute drive, a trip via the Swartberg Mountains or Meiringspoort to Prince Albert, an outing to Knysna, or alternatively a little further afield to the beautiful Plettenburg Bay. The above are but a few examples - the world is your oyster in the Western Cape.