Meerkats, Mountains and Caves in Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn is often included on South Africa’s Garden Route drive from Cape Town and it’s definitely worth taking the detour inland. It’s only a short drive from the coast but the scenery of the Klein Karoo semi-desert is dramatically different. It’s hotter and drier but not at all lifeless—the wide open plains dotted with thorny bushes and backed by orange, red and chocolate mountains are starkly beautiful.

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