Activities

Make sure you make the most of your stay, and book your spot today for one of the many activities that we offer on the farm.

The greater Oudtshoorn area is well known for its beautiful Cango Caves, the breathtaking Swartberg Pass and the magnificent Meiringspoort. Also worth visiting, are the many museums in Oudtshoorn, like the CP Nel Museum, the Le Roux Townhouse and Arbeitsgenot. Let us assist you with planning your day and optimising your stay in Oudtshoorn.

Ostrich Tours

The Schoeman family present tours on their farm and this non-commercial private ostrich farm tour offer guests a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the farming activities of a real working ostrich farm.

Join Leon or Jade on a tour of one of the biggest ostrich farms, and learn more about the unique products of this big bird such as the leather, feathers and healthy meat. A visit to the hatchery completes this unforgettable experience.

Our tours offer an animal-friendly alternative, with no riding of ostriches.

Sunset Drives

End your perfect day with a sunset safari at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages and discover the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Little Karoo.

An opportunity to see not only species such as giraffe, springbok, kudu, eland and wildebeest, but also some of the almost 150 species of birds, including the fish eagle. Our wildlife reserve comprises a combined area of over 5000 hectares, and our guide introduces you to some of the indigenous Karoo vegetation, some to be found nowhere else in the world.

Enjoy one of the magnificent Karoo sunsets over the Swartberg Mountains while sipping a sundowner.

Meerkat Encounter

One of the highlights when visiting Berluda is the introduction of our Meerkat Family! Join us on an early morning drive down to their burrows. Your guide will introduce you to the daily lives of these cute creatures. Wait patiently with a cup of coffee/tea in the hand, as they start to appear in the early morning to start their day. A once in a lifetime experience, only possible in the Little Karoo.

Fishing

Come and join us for an afternoon or morning at one of the many dams found on the farm and try your hand at catching some Carp or Bass, pose for a photo and release your catch to be caught again. Your Guide will assist you with setting up and will show you the ropes on how to catch these sometimes-elusive fish.

Mountain Biking

The Garden Route and the Klein Karoo are quickly becoming well known for its mountain biking and with races like the Cape Pioneer Trek, Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge and The 36One Mountain Bike Challenge making certain routes more well-known. Explore the different roads that course through the farms.

Hiking

Join us for a hike amongst the beautiful unspoilt veld that surrounds Berluda. Here you can take a closer look at all the smaller things that make the Klein Karoo ecosystem tick, from special adaptations that the plants employ to survive, to medicinal uses. Have a look at the finer details of many animals that are often overlooked. Enjoy the surrounding scenery and lose yourself in nature with us.

Horse Riding

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the karoo on horseback? Upon request you can take out some of the farms horses and experience the veld via horseback, this allows you to encounter animals from a closer perspective. Go offroad and test the best 4×4’s around.

Meet the activities team

Jade

Jade is originally from Kwa-Zulu Natal. He moved to George when he was still young, so he is quite familiar with the Southern Cape and Little Karoo and all it has to offer. After school, he finished a Diploma in Nature Conservation at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - Saasveld Campus. He also studied FGASA Level 1 (Field Guides Association of South Africa) at the Nature College in Ladismith, Western Cape. He has been guiding for just over two years now. His passions are fishing in which he has received South African Colours for bass fishing, birding and animals (both big and Small). Since September 2016 he is Activities Manager at Berluda, where he enjoys taking guests on Sunset Safari’s and Meerkat Tours.

Leon

Allow us to introduce Leon Botha. He was privileged enough to grow up in the Little Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, renowned to be the ostrich capital of the world. Since he could remember, his passion and interests have been animals and wildlife. After school, he started working at a local game lodge and gained a lot of knowledge about nature, especially the indigenous fauna and flora. He then moved on to work on an ostrich farm, and become passionate about these unique flightless birds. He awaits to accompany you on an exciting ostrich farm tour, where he gets to share first-hand farming experience and valuable information that he has gathered over the years.