Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of the Klein Karoo region in the Western Cape of South Africa lies the charming town of Oudtshoorn. Renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality, Oudtshoorn offers visitors a unique blend of cultural experiences and outdoor adventures.

At the heart of Oudtshoorn is its vibrant community, where residents take pride in their heritage and traditions. The town’s diverse population reflects a tapestry of cultures, contributing to its vibrant atmosphere and friendly ambiance. From bustling markets to cozy cafes, there’s always something to see and do in Oudtshoorn.

Oudtshoorn is also known as the ostrich capital of the world, with numerous ostrich farms dotting the surrounding countryside. Here, visitors can learn about the history of ostrich farming, interact with these magnificent birds, and even try their hand at ostrich riding for a truly unforgettable experience.

But perhaps the greatest treasure of Oudtshoorn lies in its sense of community and warmth. Whether you’re exploring the town’s historic architecture, sampling local delicacies, or simply taking in the stunning surroundings, you’ll find yourself welcomed with open arms and endless hospitality.


Bongalethu Primary School

The African Solar caravan Stops off in bongalethu primary school where we are able to supply a solar cooker that will be able to assist the school in cooking meals for the kids using solar instead of gas and electricity. 

As we set our sights on this vibrant community, we invite you to join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of the students and residents of Oudtshoorn. Our mission is clear: to explore avenues of assistance and support, and to harness the power of collective action to create lasting change.


Oudtshoorn School of Skills

The African Solar caravan Stops off at the Oudtshoorn school of skills Hostel to see if they can utilize the big solar cooker to actively cook for the kids at the hostel. 

The focus of the school is to equip learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and values to enter the technical/occupational field of work.

The support that has been recieved from the school on the new journey of cooking with the sun is one to follow, In April 2024 the solar cooker named “FIFI” was born, click below to follow the journey.