Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn Municipality, District Eden, Western Cape Province in South Africa is the most important town of the Little Karoo. Oudtshoorn 2011 had 61 507 inhabitants. The city, founded in 1847 lies between the Swartberg Mountains in the north and the Outeniqua mountains in the south on Gobbelaars River. The city is the center of the South African ostrich industry, which had their heyday in the early 20th century. From this still put some " spring palaces " of the " ostrich barons ' testimony. Oudtshoorn is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oudtshoorn.
Landmarks include the addition to the former " spring palaces " the CP Nel Museum in the city center as well as some ostrich farms outside the city. 29 kilometers away there is the cave system in the Cango Caves and continue on the way to Prince Albert of dirt through the Swartberg Swartberg Mountains to 2,150 feet high.
- Etienne Leroux (1922-1989), writer, born in Oudtshoorn