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Living in Oudtshoorn, South Africa:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Oudtshoorn, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Oudtshoorn what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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It’s a small, quiet town in the karoo, about 400km (250 miles) east of Cape Town. Also known as the “Ostrich capital of the world”. There is much to do and see besides the ostrich and it’s greener (vegetation) than you might expect. We moved here as it’s quiet, small, hardly any traffic, friendly people and it’s a beautiful part of the country.

Although Oudtshoorn is a very small town, it is great for raising a family. As a teenager, I was often bored and complained about the town a lot; but, upon reflection, I am grateful to have grown up in such a safe town. My town is well known for its large Ostrich export and thus we have a booming tourism industry.

Oudtshoorn is the central hub of the beautiful Eden district. For many it is the Ostrich capital of the world. Beautiful mountain ranges can be found all around my city. The nearest coastline is only sixty kilometers east of my town. The world-famous Cango Caves are in my City.

Claudia, says: 2020

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