The Pearl of Oudtshoorn
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... learned a lot of fascinating facts about ostriches.
Now you would think that we were finished with our day but no...we decided to tour the Cango Caves which were nearby.
The caves have been a major attraction for more than 200 years. They were first discovered and explored by a farmer in the 1770's but had been used by man since the early stone age.
Early visitors had to travel through the vast caverns in pitch darkness using candles ...
... Africa's first crocodile show farm where crocodiles were bred to be sold. In 1986 Andrew and Glenn Eriksen purchased the Cango Crocodile Farm. The Eriksenīs wanted to do more for conservation and decided to get actively involved with the plight of the endangered cheetahs. Today, while the ranch continues to house a large crocodilian population, it has turned its attention to the plight of endangered species and in line with this, the decision was made to expand ...
... is where we finally allowed ourselves a 3-day rest. We took some coastal walks, caught up on emails and this blog, got our laundry done and hung out a few of the local joints. In one of the little shops I was intrigued by a sign that said, 'Drink coffee. Do stupid things with more energy!’.
With our energy returned, we drove inland into the Little Karoo to a town called Oudtshoorn, famous for ostrich feathers. We didn't acquire any ...
... home soon for Christmas then moving to Perth, Australia. So it was a nice bunch of people which was good because after our 5:15am coffee we carried our chairs to an area to wait for meerkats. It was a beautiful sunrise, it was quiet cloudy and pretty chilly which was not a good sign for meerkat watching. Davey explained the behaviour of these animals, explored to find some evidence of their whereabouts, started to explained why we have been sitting for about an hour with no ...
... pretty amazing and actually considered a red meat (and healthy too!)
Almost all components are used, even the empty eggs are turned into amazing items of art.
An amazing overall visit to this town, from the Ostrich tour, to Cango Caves to the above standard service service and accommodations provided to us by the staff at Mooiplaas guest house.