De Oude Meul

Address: Near Cango Caves, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6620, South Africa | 4 star ranch
 
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This 4 star ranch, located on Near Cango Caves, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, is near Cango Wildlife Ranch, Boschendal Manor & Winery, Cango Ostrich and Butterfly farm, and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.
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    Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn

    Oudtshoorn, South Africa

    A travel blog entry by hippler on Jul 08, 2015

    24 photos

    ... the late 1800's fancy hats with ostrich feathers were a huge thing and people (read: women) would pay lots of money for fancy feathers all over Europe and the US. The fad lasted for a generation and then crashed at the start of WW1.

    To adapt, they started selling the meat and now it's meat that is probably the main source of income. The feathers are still used for dusters and boas. And the biggest buyer of ostrich feathers now ...

    Meerkat Manor

    A travel blog entry by tdv95 on Sep 11, 2014

    5 comments, 76 photos

    ... 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 ...

    South Africa - Oudtshoorn

    A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jan 06, 2014

    1 comment, 54 photos

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  • In some African countries, people race each other on the back of ostriches with special saddles, reins, and bits.
  • The wild ostrich population has declined drastically in the last 200 years, with most surviving birds in game parks or on farms.
  • Ostriches can go without drinking for several days.
  • The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 5 cm across, allowing predators such as lions to be seen at long ...

  • Burning hands and feet...

    A travel blog entry by danib1985 on Oct 13, 2012

    15 photos

    ... we played some games and talked, 1 thing or secret that people don't know (I told the story of the flowery dungarees and getting my bike stolen), favourite place in the world....fun convos was nice. Our last night of camping before our final night in the hotel.....so weird!!!! Had some laughs though as usual, and told Peter to **** on chris' tent, that went down well haha. Leaving about 7 in morn despite the wet tents!!! Then we are Cape Town bound!!! The end of the trip!!! Eeeek! ...

    Heaven in the Hillsides

    A travel blog entry by texasnomads on May 09, 2011

    7 photos

    ... products you can make with ostrich feathers such as feather dusters and decorations for Rio Carnival and then she showed us the incubator with all the enormous eggs (about the size of a cantaloupe – it feeds 10 people!) and finally to the birds themselves. She gave us corn kernels to feed the ostriches, though warned us that because they don’t have teeth (or brains for that matter), they will eat anything you put in front of them. ...