De Denne Country Guest House
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Vandaag een lange rit voor de boeg naar Oudtshoorn. We zijn goed op tijd vertrokken voor een dag bakken in de auto, want lekker warm is het hier wel J. Het merendeel van de rit was spijtig genoeg veel van hetzelfde, dorre vlaktes en wat heuvels. De Schwarzberg pass was super cool, deze pas is een enkele grindweg waar je op slechts op een beperkt …
... east of Cape Town, is known as the "ostrich capital of the world".
We wanted to know more about why Oudtshoorn was full of big old mansions and lovely buildings, so went into the excellent museum in the centre of town to find out why.
In the early 1800's, ostrich feathers became a high fashion accessories in Britain and Europe. Wearing a boa or a hat made with ostrich feathers became the thing to do.
In 1821, 1250 kg of wild ...
... ostrich, farming them, the feather barons and industry that collapsed due to the automobile. It was much too hot to go for rides, 37c, but we were able to mount an ostrich - allow me to rephrase....we were allowed sit astride an ostrich, which many folk did. A wonderful lunch followed and we were treated to ostrich filet....absolutely delicious and 0 cholesterol. We left the farm, after some obligatory shopping, and ...
... were vegetarian alternatives too.) The hostel is pretty nice here, with a hammock, a large common area with a fireplace, and fresh baked goods by the staff. It gets pretty cold here once the sun sets, so everyone is basically sitting by the fire until it was time to go to bed and huddle under blankets. And even though the power is back on, it feels a bit wrong to sit here too much longer with my laptop. So I'm going to wish everyone a good long weekend, and shut down ...
... very large and yellow molars. This whole experience was beyond anti-comfortable for me. This animal, albeit intelligent, is enormous and could, at any moment, crush me or puncture me.
The photos you’ll see show that Erik is very comfortable with all of this and I look like I’m ready to bolt at any moment. That is pretty indicative of the reality of the moment. I was ready to bolt. I was beyond intimidated. ...