The town of Oudtshoorn definitely centers around ostriches. There are several ranches that offer tours, at least one where you can ride an ostrich, every restaurant seems to feature ostrich on the menu, and there are items made from feathers and ostrich leather everywhere. We bucked the trend and did not tour a farm or eat any ostrich. We did visit the Cango Caves and took a tour - outstanding! And we toured the Cango Wildlife Ranch...not as outstanding.
The wildlife ranch bills itself as a conservation center, but Baylie and I were both a little confused about the explanation of their cheetah breeding program that really just seemed to feed their "cheetah encounter" photographs that you could pay extra for. The meerkats and the crocodiles seemed perfectly content, but neither of us really like the concept of zoos and we left feeling a little skeptical about their "mission".