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Friday, 25 May 2018  2:31pm SA Time 


Expose yourself to a vast cultural diversity as you travel to Oudtshoorn. Local communities will provide you with cultural insights, such as music, dance, and crafts. South Africa is a young, progressive, dynamic nation that tolerates many different cultural beliefs.

• Ma Bettie's Xhosa Cultural Experience
• Artists of Oudtshoorn


One of the oldest buildings in Oudtshoorn was constructed in the 1800's. One can say it was carved into the history of the town. Each house, mainly ostrich feather palaces, was designed with great professionalism and attention to detail. They were sculptures of what was ones known the ostrich feather boom.

•  Historical Buildings - A Short Tour
•  Fosters Manor •  NG Kerk •  Pinehurst
•  Queens Hotel •  St Judes Anglican Church
•  Standard Bank •  Suspension Bridge
•  Mimosa Lodge •  Boys' High School


The word history is derived from the Greek noun historia meaning inquiry or research. Aristotle regarded it as a systematic account of a set of natural phenomena, whether or not chronological ordering was a factor in the account. The term history has now come to be applied to accounts of events that are narrated in a chronological order, and deal with the past of mankind.

E. H. Carn defined history as an unending dialogue between the present and the past.

•  Gamkaskloof •  Meiringspoort (Afr.)
•  Ostriches and Oudtshoorn
•  Oudtshoorn (Afr.) •  Oudtshoorn •  Port
•  Schoemanshoek (Afr.) •  Seven Weeks Poort
•  Seweweekspoort (Afr.) •  The Swartberg Pass
• The Sanders Story - A Family History


Oudtshoorn only has three museums that are well-treasured. One of them being the home of C.J. Langenhoven - a legend in the Afrikaans language.

•  Arbeidsgenot •  Le Roux Town House •  C.P. Nel Museum


The Absa Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Absa KKNK) is a South African Section 21 Company established in 1995. The arts and activities supporting the arts are the Absa KKNK core business. It is the Absa KKNK goal to promote, encourage or preserve the arts, culture or customs mainly by means of Afrikaans. The Absa KKNK strives towards the mission to establish the arts as an indispensable cornerstone of our South African nation. The Absa KKNKs mission is to be a trendsetting celebration and extension of the arts, mainly by means of Afrikaans.

•  ABSA word die eerste naamborg van die KKNK
•  Hoe het die KKNK begin? •  KKNK Feesprogram 2005
•  Voorbrandfees Intro 2004 •  Voorbrandfees Program 2004
•  ABSA KKNK op toer 2006


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Did You Know ?

When Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, one of the first things he found was a perfect, 3,000 year old, ivory-handled ostrich feather fan.

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