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Oudtshoorn Information

The largest town in the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn (pronounced "oats - horn") offers all the amenities of a regional capital - with all the charm of a traditional "plattelandse dorp" (rural town).

Oudtshoorn History

The history and development of Oudtshoorn is inextricably connected with the growth of the ostrich feather industry from as early as 1860. By the turn of the twentieth century (during the Edwardian Period) the use of prime ostrich feathers in ladies’ clothing was high fashion, especially in England and Europe.
Feathers were light and easily imported and fetched incredibly high prices. The resultant prosperity had a profound effect on Oudtshoorn and its immediate environment.

Numerous immigrants, particularly the Jews of Eastern Europe, were drawn to the “boom” town, mostly because their relatives and friends had already established contact by “smousing” (trading).

Oudtshoorn acquired such a large Jewish community at the time that it became known as “little Jerusalem”. With so much money available, the town expanded rapidly. More churches were built as well as many public (schools) and commercial buildings.

The farming community, who had suddenly become extremely rich, vied with each other to display their wealth and built magnificent “Ostrich Feather Palaces” decorated and embellished with stained glass windows, turrets and handsome cast-iron work (locally known as “broekielace” - cast-iron decorations that remind one of the lace decoration on ladies’ underwear).

Several of these “Ostrich Feather Palaces” are still to be viewed in Oudtshoorn and its immediate environment. The distinctive sandstone used for these buildings was readily available because it was locally quarried. The skill of the Scottish stonemasons, originally imported for the building of the Dutch Reformed Church (“Moederkerk” - Mother Church) is evident in these fine buildings.

A number of well-known architects such as Charles Bullock, George Wallace and J.E. Vixeboxse opened offices in Oudtshoorn and were responsible for the design of many an Ostrich Palace.

Even today their designs provide a distinctive architectural heritage for Oudtshoorn, reflecting the opulence of the Ostrich Feather Boom of 1860—1914.

It was primarily the invention of the motor car and the advent of the First World War that brought the Ostrich Feather Boom Era to an end. Faster open vehicles played havoc with the ladies’ splendid feather decorated fashions and fashion trends in 1914 and onwards were generally more sober and less flamboyant.

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Miles B&B Guesthouse Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Miles B&B Guest House offers comfortable home-from-home Oudtshoorn accommodation with a cosy ambience, a perfect setting for those who wish to be within the hub of Oudtshoorn but with the sensation of tranquil surroundings in the countryside.
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De Zeekoe Guest Farm Accommodation
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Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 "hot spots" with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by variety attractions like ostrich farms,...
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Oue Werf Country Guest House Accommodation
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Oue Werf Guesthouse is a peaceful homestead nestled in the charming Schoemanshoek Valley near Oudtshoorn. Situated in a radius of 15km all attractions and activities. We offer the ideal setting for exploring the Klein Karoo.
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Die Fonteine Guesthouse Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Die Fonteine is a luxury guest house, situated in the heart of the Cango Valley near Oudtshoorn. We offer stylishly decorated en-suite rooms with beautiful views of the Schoemanshoek Valley and the spectacular Swartberg Mountain Range.
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Bisibee Guest House offers affordable accommodation in Oudtshoorn. This guest house is situated in a well established area of Oudtshoorn and is within walking distance of the town centre.
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Oakdene Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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This charming Victorian home is situated in the heart of historic Oudsthoorn. Oakdene is sheltered under oak trees on the main tourist route and is within walking distance of the town centre and well known restaurants where local wines and ostrich...
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Le Roux's Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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A warm and friendly welcome awaits our guests at Le Roux's Guest House, a stylish and comfortable establishment located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn.
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Earthbound Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Earthbound Guest House, Oudtshoorn, offers 3 Star TGCSA graded bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in South Africa’s Klein Karoo Region or Garden Route Area. Situated in a quiet and safe residential area, less than 1.5km from the...
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Terra Bianca Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Terra Bianca rests on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, overlooking Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg Mountains. This establishment offers visitors one of the most spectacular views of Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas.
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Cul De Sac Country Guest House Accommodation
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Cul-de Sac is situated in the heart of Oudtshoorn. Cul-de Sac ensures relaxation in a peaceful environment situated within walking distance from town. Our location is ideal for people exploring the Klein Karoo.
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Gumtree Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Gumtree Guest House is one of the finest accommodations in Oudtshoorn, overlooking the Grobbelaars River and the historic suspension bridge. This guest house offers luxury and charm, in the shade of a century old giant gum tree.
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Adley House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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This magnificent sandstone Victorian mansion is situated on an acre of land in a quiet up market residential area within walking distance from the town centre and Oudtshoorn’s famous restaurants.
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Boulders Lodge & Spa Accommodation
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Boulders Lodge & Spa is situated in Oudtshoorn — the heart of the Klein Karoo — and on Route 62, South Africa. The multi-graded and AA Superior Accommodation guest house offers 9 rooms, fully air-conditioned and decorated to reflect...
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88 Baron van Reede Guest House Accommodation
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We welcome you to our 150 year old sandstone home in the centre of the historical town of Oudtshoorn at the heart of the Klein Karoo. All 10 rooms are en-suite with shower, have 100% cotton linen, complimentary coffee & tea facilities and...
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Best Little Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Best Little Guest House has been especially designed to cater for the needs of travellers who can relax in a quiet, friendly and secure environment.
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Langenhoven B & B Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Welcome to Langenhoven B & B Langenhoven B&B is centrally located and offers eight clean, affordable en-suite rooms with all the required necessities. Staying with us gives you the opportunity to explore Oudtshoorn and its surroundings.
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Swartberger Lodge Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Thylitshia Villa Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Mooiplaas Guest House Oudtshoorn Accommodation
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Aloe Manor, 4 star luxury accommodation, is an inspiring addition to Oudtshoorn's guest house accommodation and is situated in a peaceful area with very little traffic.
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