The Protea Hotel Riempie Estate (3-star) is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn on the road that leads to the Cango Caves and the Cango Ostrich and Butterfly Farm. It is set on a private estate with a farm like feeling.
The hotel consists of a central building, with accommodation in 23 chalets and 23 rondavels, all under thatch. All rooms are en-suite with bath and/or shower, air-conditioning, TV, M-Net and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms have free WiFi facilities.
The units are situated in a children friendly environment, offering a separate playground for little ones.
The Riempie Restaurant serves buffet meals and a Ladies Cocktail Bar is on hand for that cooling-off cocktail or sun-downer.
The hotel is situated within easy reach of the most important tourist attractions: The Cango Caves, the different Ostrich show farms, a number of museums as well as the Meiringspoort and the historic Swartberg Mountain Pass.
The German-guided version of our tour that covers the highlights of South Africa (link to English tour provided as well). It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. The southbound tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , Transkei , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Paarl , Cape Town .
Today tourists from across South Africa and the world flock to Oudtshoorn. The two main attractions are, ostrich show farms and the Cango Caves. Both of these feature among South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions. The town's geographical location is perfect for tourists as it lies virtually on the border of the Garden Route.
Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, South Africa, is known as the ostrich capital of the world. Today a visit to one of the ostrich show farms in Oudtshoorn is rated as one of the 20 main tourist attractions in South Africa. These visits are not only very informative, but also highly entertaining.
The Cango Caves are located in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, some 28km north of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo near South Africa's popular Garden Route. The Caves, a national monument and one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions, feature huge concert-hall sized chambers as well as narrow passages and rooms.