Hundreds of global tourists buying air tickets on flights for a vacation in South Africa dedicate a part of their trip to its popular adventure and wildlife destinations. Oudtshoorn, located in the Western Cape, is one such place that showcases the region’s best.

Sitting on the edge of the popular Garden Route, Oudtshoorn is all about the mesmerising mountain passes, remarkably red rocks and never-ending expanses of the Klein Karoo. It is the striking capital of Klein Karoo that offers myriad of reasons to visit. You behold the magnificent caves in addition to wonderful driveways and experience a series of delectations that are more than enough to set even a blasé traveller on a mad quest for tickets on South Africa bound flights. Here is a quick info about the best of Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.

Cango Caves

Cango Carves are certainly one of the main reasons for placing the little town of Oudtshoorn on the travel itinerary when reserving air tickets aboard flights bound for South Africa. The caves are one of the most marvellous natural wonders sculptured through the ages, resulting in different formations of vibrant colours. Made up of pure limestone, the caves form a chain of dripstone caverns that further open into giant halls of soaring cylindrical formations. The most distinct yet exciting part of these caves is that the formations are given unique names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘the hanging shawl’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘glass flower fantasy’, depending upon their shape, size, colour and formation.

However, not all caves are open for general public; the main sections may still be explored by the visitors. Adventure junkies making their way to the caves may indulge in their favourite hobby and relish a real-life experience by caving through the thrilling formations. Also, different tours may be availed by the holidaymakers according to their individual interests. Cango Caves can be visited 364 days of the year except on Christmas Day (25th December) and entry tickets can be purchased directly at the counter at the place or can be reserved online.

Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients

Nature enthusiasts grabbing flights tickets to South Africa can ill afford to miss out on a visit to Cango Wildlife Ranch, a wonderful sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered species of birds and animals. Moreover, this ranch is the largest and also the oldest cheetah contact centre throughout the globe where visitors can see and feel a wide variety of animals including Africa’s cheetah wandering in its natural habitats. The Cango Wildlife Ranch has been designed in such a manner that it can host more than 40 species of animals, giving the holidaymakers enough opportunities to view and even interact with a variety of endangered wild animals.

Further, a visit to the Valley of Ancients, within the ranch, adds a thrill element to the entire holidays in Oudtshoorn thus making it one of the most exciting tourist attractions worldwide. The entire valley has been specially developed to entertain the visitors and deliver an electrifying experience for the whole family. Thrill seekers may experience the feel of getting tooth-to-tooth with a Nile crocodile while floating in a locked cage or wrap themselves with a python. Both of these venues are open every day of the year including Christmas and New Years day from 08:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Out of season) and 08:00 AM – 17:00 PM (In season).

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