The Pearl of Oudtshoorn
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... serving (surprise!) ostrich steaks, which are delicious I must say. We had grilled some in Kruger park at our braai and love how lean and tasty they are.
We called it an early night and in the morning had a delicious breakfast of omelets. Yeah, you guessed it, it was an ostrich egg omelet. One ostrich egg equals about 24 chicken eggs. So you don't have to break a lot of eggs to make an omelet here. Andre, the exhuberantly ...
... that seemed reason enough to find a campsite and set the alarm for an early wake-up. Apparently a local farmer, knowing he had meerkats on his property, went out on his own every morning for 6 months and talked to the meerkats until they got used to him and didn't remain hidden in their burrows. He now brings a small herd of curiousity seekers out with him just before sunrise to await the first meerkat sighting. The underside of the meerkat is only ...
... Ostriches´ brain is half-size of their eyes. We were allowed to feed a dwarf female ostrich or cuddle with a normal-size female ostrich. Some of us rode male ostriches. Finally some of us went for an ostrich massage (a group of male ostriches bending over your head to get to the bucket of grains you hold in your hands at the level of your belly). We were also invited to step on the ostriches´ eggs in order to try their hardness. The whole tour was very ...
South Africa presented the same dilemma that Namibia presented. Is it better to rent a car to tour the country or should we look for alternate means? Unlike the Namibia situation which allowed us to map out an itinerary around the capital city of Windhoek, we did not have the same option in South Africa. We may have to go in for a one-way rental or simply rent cars at different cities and do local circles. There was another crucial difference and ...
... had some left over and thought we'd see if the lovely three maroset monkeys may enjoy but on the way in i came face to face with the notorious grey squirrel that lives in the Aviary. I say notorious cause we have never seen her untill today tho we have been told she was nasty. Well i can say, not only is she nasty she is also huge and it took her about 3 secs to launch for me and start running up and down my body BUT it was ok cause Wayne, her keeper was close by and could ...