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Boland Park Hotel & Lodge
Louis Fourie Road Hartenbos 6520 South Africa
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Description Boland Park Hotel & Lodge
- Boland Park Hotel & Lodge
- Louis Fourie Road
- South Africa
- Telephone: +27(44)6911325
Room features Boland Park Hotel & Lodge
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Windows that open
- Central heating
- Tea/ coffeemaker
- Satellite TV
- Small lounge
Hotel features Boland Park Hotel & Lodge
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Garden or park
- Hotel bar
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Balcony/ Terrace
Type of lodging
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The Cango Caves are situated along the Garden Route, 29 km outside of Oudtshoorn at the end of the Cango Valley.
The Cango Caves, which have been known to men since the Bronze Age, were officially discovered in 1780. Within the 4 km long cave system there is a constant temperature of 18 degrees.
For your visit to the caves you can choose between a standard tour and an adventure tour. Both tours lead you through chambers such as the Van Zyl's Hall where you can see the stalactites that have been named dried tobacco leaves of Oudtshoorn due to their resemblance to tobacco leaves that are hung up to dry, the Botha's room, Throne room and others with equally interesting features.
The adventure tour leads you through the standard tour and then continues on a more challenging route with features such as a 200 step ladder , the Tunnel of Love which needs to be crawled through and is only 30 cm wide at one point. The exit route of this tour is the 27 cm high Leopard Crawl that leads you to the Devil's Post Box.
Facilities on site include a restaurant, a curio shop, an interpretative centre and a tourist information centre.
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
The Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is located in Oudtshoorn, along the Garden Route.
The farm was established in 1902 and opened its doors to the public in 1938. Visitors to Highgate are welcome to take a guided tour around the farm which still breeds ostriches and sells the produce such as feather and ostrich meat.
A tour takes around 1 1/2 hours and will take you up and close to the world's largest bird. You can see the incubators, pet the chicks and the grown up ostriches, stand on an egg and even ride on an ostrich. The same time you will learn about the birds and their habits, will be allowed to feed them and watch an ostrich race.
Also located on the farm is a restaurant where you can try Ostrich dishes and a curio shop that sells not only ostrich related products like boas, ostrich leather handbags and ostrich egg shells but also locally produced handicrafts and wine.
Free parking facilities are provided.
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Der Bartolomeu Dias Museum Komplex entstand 1988 anlässlich des 500. Jahrestages der Ankunft von Bartolomeu Dias. Seine hier ausgestellte, in Portugal nachgebaute Karavelle wiegt 25 Tonnen. Sie kann bestiegen und fast gänzlich besichtigt werden. Außer dieser Nachbildung gibt es hier Karten, Fotos und Dokumente über die Forschungsreisen an den südafrikanischen Küsten zu sehen.
Der Post Office Tree, im Garten des Komplexes, erinnert ebenfalls daran. In einem Schuh an diesem Milkwoodbaum hinterließen die Seefahrer des 16. Jahrhunderts einander Nachrichten. Briefe, die in den schuhförmigen Briefkasten abseits dieses Baumes geworfen werden, können unter Umständen einen besonderen Stempel erhalten.
Ebenfalls auf dem kostenpflichtigen Gelände befindlich ist das Maritime Museum, das sich der Unterwasserwelt Südafrikas widmet.
Die Öffnungszeiten können der Homepage entnommen werden.
Cango Ostrich Farm
Everything you've ever wanted to know about ostriches... and then some more. Besides being introduced to interesting facts during the tour, visitors have the opportunity to ride on ostriches, watch ostrich races and test the strength of ostrich eggs by standing on it.