Oakdene Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
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... we drove a mile down the road to the Highgate Ostrich Farm for a tour of their operations. We learned about the history of the feather trade and got to feed some. We saw how they incubate the huge eggs, we even saw an ostrich lay an egg later in the tour which was interesting.
But the most fun was riding an ostrich in a pen. I thought I might be too big, but they offered anyone a chance. Two younger guys and me were the only ones ...
... the weight limits (as cruel as she`s been, Carol C is right- even the ostriches think I need to do something about that potato chip addiction). Despite the fact that ostich racing is something of a sport here, DH decided that it crossed the line of animal cruelty and refused to participate (although having to confirm her weight by stepping on a scale in public might have been the final straw?).
While in the area we also went to visit the fabulous ...
... originates from the bird's defensive behavior of lying low at the approach of trouble and pressing their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Their plumage blends well with sandy soil and, from a distance, gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand.
... day in the whole world UNTIL..... Toni turned up with the new amazing Tiger cubs. OMG they are amzing so much so my hangover instantly went. Me, Toni, her bf Anthony and luc spent all day chilling, playing feeding and swimming in the pool with our new babies, such an amazing day. in the evening we had a braii and chilled night in. Perfect.
... The Yot Club loaned us a book with the historical explanation and it was very interesting. When we entered the pass there are massive walls right and left of the car. We felt so small in the middle of this gorge.
The pass is winding to the top from where there are incredible views. We did a 3h hike to the very top and had a view over the Klein and greater Karoo. We spotted 2 snakes, a puff ...