ACTIVITIES NEAR SURVAL BOUTIQUE OLIVE ESTATE
There is a wide variety of things to do in the surrounding area to entice you away from Surval.
29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.
About 25km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.
Rust en Vrede Waterfall
At the end of a scenic and peaceful trail lies a great reward. Collected at your feet is the sparkling pool that originated from a spring high up in the mountains. Rust en Vrede is a safe sanctuary for indigenous plant and animal life; a precious asset of the Klein Karoo and Cango Valley, and definitely to be visited.
Swartberg Circle Route
From Oudtshoorn, over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, from Prince Albert via Meiringspoort to De Rust and then from De Rust back to Oudtshoorn. It is an approximately 4-5 hours’ drive (that is to say if you once in a while stop to marvel at the wonders the Swartberg Mountains has to offer).
Swartberg Mountain Tours
Our friendly qualified guides will drive you in safety and will make sure that you have an unforgettable experience! We are able to accommodate from 1 to 100 passengers on one tour. We also accommodate corporate groups.
“Minwater” (which means Little Water) is a private nature reserve and is situated 24km southwest of the town of Oudtshoorn in the foothills of the Gamkaberg, an isolated range in the Klein Karoo, between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. The owner of Minwater, Louis Jordaan, possesses a wealth of knowledge of the Klein Karoo veld in general and of the more than 500 types of plants that grow on Minwater in particular.
About 20km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
We invite you and the whole family to pay us a visit and explore the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and giggle at the antics of our Bengal tiger cubs. For the adventurous we offer face to face encounters with wildlife in our Natural Encounters programme where you can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub, wrap yourself in a python and even dive with Nile crocodiles!
About 4km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.
Elephant Feeding and Walking
Elephant encounters are much more than words can describe. Subtle friends with small hearts – meet the 3 big feet: Malaika, Bolelu and Jabari.
About 3km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.
With more than 22 species of animals to see, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge takes you closer to the wild in an open game vehicle by a trained guide. On your 2 hour bush safari the following can be seen: elephants, rhinos, hippos, Cape buffalos, giraffes, kudus etc.
About 3km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.
Working Ostrich Show farms
To find out what all this business around ostrich farming is (that has placed the town of Oudtshoorn on the map), visit one of the following working ostrich farms:
Cango Ostrich Show Farm:
10km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate
Safari Ostrich Show Farm:
12km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate, but 7km outside Oudtshoorn, en route to Mossel Bay.
Highgate Ostrich Farm:
20.5km from Surval Exit Oudtshoorn on the Cape Town / Mosselbay Rd Turn left onto the R328 to Moselbay After 7.2km turn right onto the Volmoed road.
C.J. Langenhoven & Arbeidsgenot
Erkenning aan hom wat AFRIKAANS vir ons toeganklik, leesbaar en amptelik gemaak het. “Om ons één eie taal tot nut te gebruik is groter kuns as om sewe vreemdes by te leer.”
ARBEIDSGENOT in Oudtshoorn is die werkswinkel waar Afrikaans gevorm is en waar Die Stem van Suid-Afrika uit die hart en pen van C.J. Langenhoven verrys het.
C.P. Nel Museum
Ostrich Feather Farming brought unparalleled prosperity to the Klein Karoo during the late nineteenth century. A legacy from this economic “boom” is the distinctive sandstone architecture, which includes the so-called ostrich feather manors. Quite a few have been preserved and declared as national monuments. The Museum represents some of the finest sandstone architecture in the Little Karoo.
In 1980 the building complex was declared a National Monument. Through the valiant efforts of a few old boys and other roleplayers in Oudtshoorn the continued existence of the old school building and CP Nel’s valuable collection of 40 years back secured for the future.
The C.P. Nel Museum is situated in Baron van Reede Street – Oudtshoorn.
Le Roux Town House
In June 1979 the Board of Trustees of the C.P. Nel Museum bought the Townhouse from Rose’s sole heir, Ada, and after costly restoration opened it as a Townhouse Museum. Furniture has been judiciously bought during this period to approximate the original furnishings which have remained in possession of the family. On the 22nd February 1980 the house was declared a National Monument.
The Le Roux Town House is situated in High Street – Oudtshoorn.
Ma Betty’s Xhosa Cultural Experience
Ma Betty Jantjies is a prominent resident of Oudtshoorn’s Bongolethu Township and a Xhosa purist. She runs her Authentic Xhosa Village with pride and diligence. Together with a women’s group she prepares food according to old Xhosa traditions.
ArtKaroo was conceived by a group of local artists; it thrives on their sense of ownership and participation. Fortunate in its association with established artists whose work is displayed around the world, the gallery nurtures and supports young artists, emerging artists, always searching for new local talent. Regular sketching sessions, open to the public, are held at the gallery.
Tel: +27 (0)44 279 1093
Physical Address: 107 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn
About 5km from Surval Boutique Olive Estate.