Oudtshoorn is famous for the world-wide Ostrich boom of the 19th century when many mansions were built in the town and it was a major commercial centre. Today, it is still home to the largest Ostrich population in the world with many breeding farms and world-renowned superior ostrich merchandise, feathers, art, culture and the Cango Caves.
Oudtshoorn is equally renowned for the annual Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) which brings artists, performers and visitors from across the globe to the town.
With the beautiful Klein Karoo as a backdrop, the Oudtshoorn is today a busy, vibrant commercial and tourist centre with welcoming people and a fabulous country environment with clean air and a wholesome lifestyle for families, children, retirees and holiday makers.
The town is situated on the edge of the Garden Route, on the banks of the Grobbelaars River between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountain Passes.
It is a popular stop-over on the Route 62 Wine Route with a number of wineries and attractions in the area. It is characterised by many unique ecological, geographical and botanical assets and the Klein Karoo is regarded as one of nature's greatest masterpieces and a major attraction for outdoor, nature and adventure enthusiasts.
Breathtaking mountain ranges surround this beautiful town and provide endless opportunities for adventure, contemplation and rejuvenation, with sunshine almost every day of the year. There are also many historic and cultural attractions.
The laid back country lifestyle is complemented by excellent facilities and amenities including top schools, medical and shopping along with arts and crafts, restaurants and more.
For property buyers, investors, landlords and tenants, there is a wealth of property options to choose from. As a historic town, there are still sandstone houses and mansions that hark back to the great Ostrich boom era along with fabulous Victorian and other architectural finds.
There are still gentleman's residences on large pieces of land here along with a range of agricultural properties, from sought-after lifestyle farms to commercial and guest farms. Property prices range
from around R800,000-R5 million on average, but can go as high as R60 million for a top end exclusive guest farm and lodge. There is still something here to suit every buyer and budget, from first time buyers to families and retirees.
Oudtshoorn is also ideal for second homes and offers a quintessential Karoo landscape, popular with people from the city who want to enjoy a bit of the Karoo. It is also popular with international visitors who marvel at the beautiful African landscapes.
Seeff Oudtshoorn is a market leader with a highly skilled team of property professionals who can assist with any property needs, whether you want to sell, buy, or rent.