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The Eye of the Ostrich

When ostriches look at you it is hard to not see their eyes as they are so big and beautiful. As ostriches are the largest birds in the world they have the largest eyes of any bird in the world. Measuring at 5 centimetres in diameter from front to back, the ostrich eye is five…

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The health benefits of Aloe Vera

  Aloe Vera Plant is indigenous to South Africa and grows throughout the Western and Southern Cape.  Although indigenous to South Africa it is widely cultivated all across the world for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Aloe is particularly used in cosmetics, as its rich in polysaccharides, metabolites and amino acids.  These substances contribute to…

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The Ostrich Dinosaur

  The humble Ostrich belongs to the ratite family Struthioniformes, other members are rheas, emus, cassowaries, moa, kiwi and the largest known bird, extinct Elephant Bird. Ostriches inhabited Gondwana land which split apart in the early Jurassic Period 184 million years ago. Therefore the humble Ostrich has for over about 184 million odd years evolved from the…

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Indian Food @ Safari Restaurant

Over the past few years South Africa seen an increase in tourists from India. With the special dietary requirements for Indian food there were not a lot of options for Indian guests to eat in the Oudtshoorn area. With this in mind we at Safari Ostrich Farm were eager to learn more and also provide…