Ostrich Capital of South Africa!

Trip Start Jan 30, 2009
Trip End Aug 01, 2009

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Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides

Flag of South Africa  , Western Cape,
Sunday, February 15, 2009

If you're an ostrich, this is the place to come for work. These birds have been bred hereabouts since the 1870's, and at the turn of the century fortunes were made by the so called "Feather baron's". Pictured is one of the large homes. We went to "The Safari Show Farm" located 3 miles outside of town. The farm specialises in the breeding, conservation and well being of ostriches and has over 2,500 animals.

As you can see from the video's they also ride them (as Darcy did)! Check out the second video of the baby chicks and the parents. 
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tendashseven on

Darcy - Learn to use the Camera!
I have warned you before and I will warn you again... Darcy, you better learn to use that camera so next time it is Larry who is riding the beast or crossing the street and not you!

Wonderful pictures. Keep them coming!


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