De Denne Country Guest House
Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn
... as he animatedly started each speech with “Ladies, gentlemen, children and guys, let me tell you…”. After the caves, we stopped at an Ostrich Farm for lunch (no ostrich meat, just a picnic of bread, ham and cheese). The ostriches were fairly amusing as they check you out with their beady eyes. We thought they were friendly coming to us but then ...
... nobody was following his jokes. The tour consisted of two parts: theoretical and practical. Both of them were very interesting, however, the practical part was obviously much more fun.
- The flightless ostrich is the world's largest bird.
- Ostriches have three stomachs.
- Ostriches are the fast runners of any birds or other two-legged animal and can sprint at over 70 km/hr, covering up to 5 m in a single stride.
- Ostriches’ running ...
... a cobra. Luckily both whilst driving.
We dined at Kalinka, Oudtshoorn's best restaurant and it was beautiful. Very expensive for SA standard but great value for us.
The whole Karoo area is full with ostriches. We have given the Cango Caves a miss as we thought it was too touristy, but maybe should have done them. Instead we did a small hike to one of the waterfalls and just relaxed at the ...
... time with the servals, played ball with them and they were sucking our fingers....cute. we then spent some time with Ronnie the guide and she braided lucy's hair:) We then spent some mpre time with Tammy and finished the day with Bambam :) In the evening we went out with Lallie, Tammy, Nicoline and Elmarie. We went to a all white Africans club called Burnt orange. It was a good night with great company but OMG was it weird, they ballroom dance to modern songs....strange lol.
... Without being able to export, this puts a big burden on the ostrich farmers.
After the tour, we had the opportunity to taste ostrich. The meat looks like a slab of filet mignon but leaner (if that's possible). An amazing juicy piece of meat if done well.
Filled up, we went over the Swartsberg Pass and drove back down to head to start the Otter Trail.