Oudtshoorn, the centre of the ostrich industry and the worlds feather capital, is the regions leading town. Feather places, large mansions built during the strich feather boom, form part of the Karoo’s archaetectural heritage. Today, the worlds largest flightless bird sates the appetites of gastronomes with succulent steaks and deliciously spicy biltong.
Twenty six kilometers from Oudtshoorn, the remarkable Cango Caves, a series of magnificent, glittering, limestone caverns fashioned over millennia beneath the foothills of the Swartberg range, are an international drawcard. Bearing evidence of early San habitation, the subterranean,thirty-cave wonderland boasts some of the worlds most stunning dripstone formations.