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Escorted Rail Tours to Oudtshoorn

Visit an ostrich farm

Surrounded by the dramatic Swartberg Mountains, Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. It is also home to the largest ostrich population in the world. Oudtshoorn was a small town that grew relatively slowly after it was settled by Dutch explorers in the 1830s. It faced hardships in this time, and a drought through most of the 1860s depleted the population.

But in 1869 the drought came to an end, and before long the newly rejuvenated farms were able to supply the demand for ostriches, as ostrich feathers had become a fashion item throughout Europe. The ostrich farming industry has ensured the town has prospered ever since, especially as the ostrich farms have become popular tourist attractions.

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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

Marvel at the natural wonders of southern Africa on this incredible adventure. Join the sumptuous Pride of Africa for a truly elegant journey in luxurious air-conditioned suites with 5-Star service. Later, enjoy a safari in Botswana and bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls.

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2018Oct

17 days from £6,595 pp

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South African Adventure

Fascinating wildlife is waiting to be discovered on this South African rail adventure on the Pride of Africa - one of the world's great luxury trains. Our voyage of discovery takes us through South Africa's most well-known game parks and ends with four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

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2018MayOctNov

17 days from £6,395 pp

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