Shore Excursion - The Karoo Gems

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Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. The Guided tour of the caves lasts 1 hour, it is spacious many people take the tour, it can be claustrophobic and dark at times.
The Ostrich experience is fun and attended by a guide at all times.
The Elephant experience is amazing and under your guides supervision at all times.
Hat and sun screen recommended as the weather gets rather warm in the Karoo. Walking shoes please.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Cango Caves, Ostriches & Elephant tour

The Karoo is reached by crossing the magnificent Outeniqua Mountain Range, our drive takes us from the lush coastal area to the dry warmth of Oudtshoorn. Today we visit some of the most magnificent caves - The Cango Caves. We enjoy a guided tour walking through the beautiful cave chambers.

After the caves, we visit Cango Ostrich farm for some entertainment with ostriches, feed them perhaps or have a 'ostrich massage! An experience not to be missed, with lots of laughs all around.

Our next three hour stop is at the beautiful setting of Buffelsdrift Game Reserve, here we shall have an excellent set menu luncheon plus time to share with the most special elephant, who leave us with wonderful memories. This is a fun packed full day and rather warm, please do bring a sun hat, sun cream and walking shoes essential.

Leaving Oudtshoorn back over the Outeniqua pass with breathless viewing, stopping for a photo or two along the way.


Disembark Cruise Liner at Mossel Bay
Meet your guide Lynn, board the combi microbus - airconditioned
We depart Mossel Bay Harbour up Church street, at first traffic light into Bland street up to join the N2 to our right. We continue on the N2 until we reach the R328 on our left and continue our journey passing Eight Bells on the mountain range, and over until we join the R62, turning right, we travel into the centre of Oudtshoorn. Turning left into R328 out north of town to Cango Caves, this entire journey approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Cango Caves to Cango Ostrich R328 south 10 minutes
Cango Ostrich to Buffelsdrift Game Reserve south 10 minutes
Buffelsdrift to return to Oudtshoorn 10 minutes, continue through town to exit onto the N12 south over the Outeniqua Pass.
Exiting the mountain range on N12 left onto the R103 join the N2 right and continue into Mossel Bay,
Exit N2 left into Bland street continue and left into Church St, right into the Mossel Bay Harbour, depart at the quayside

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 9 hours

An early start essential for a full day touring


VW Combi Microbus 2018 model
with airconditioning
Touring from and return to Mossel bay exceeds an hour travelling
Walk for approx. 1 hour at the Caves few stairs.
Half hour at the Cango Ostrich and
Half hour at Buffelsdrift

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Transport from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn 1hr10min via Robertson Pass
Cango Cave entrance fee - guided tour 1 hour
Cango Ostrich entrance fee & guided experience - 1 hour
Buffelsdrift - guided elephant experience
Buffelsdrift - luncheon set menu
Souvenir shopping
Mineral water x2 supplied in vehicle
Transport Oudtshoorn via Outeniqua Pass to George and then to Mossel Bay stopping for photos. 2 hour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 SA Rand - Drinks at lunch time and
Souvenirs spending money approximately USD70.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Beverage/drinks i.e. wine etc. at lunch
Souvenir shopping



Private tour guide Lynn

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