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The Malachite Sunbird

Oudtshoorn, situated in the Klein Karoo, will always be associated with the world’s largest bird, the Ostrich, but it is also home to a great variety of other birds. The focus today is the beautiful Malachite Sunbird also called the green Sugarbird. The Malachite Sunbird is a small nectivorous bird found from the highlands of…

Safari Ostrich Farm, Ostrich Farm Tours in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route

Ostriches will eat almost anything

Ostriches are classified as Desert Birds and can survive in hot and dry climates. They can go without water for more than two weeks.  Their ability to endure such arid climates has resulted in many people in the past referring to ostriches as “Camel Birds”; the ostrich’s survival ability in the desert being similar to…

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Biltong : South Africa’s traditional snack

  Biltong, a traditional snack,  is a form of dried cured meat. Various types of meat are used like beef and game e.g. Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok and Ostrich.  Biltong is typically made from raw strips of meat following the grain of the muscle or flat pieces sliced across the muscle grain. Meat preservation is a…

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Ostrich Oil benefits

Ostrich oil comes from the fat of the ostrich. This biggest flightless bird in the world, the Ostrich, has been a valuable source of food and other purposes for thousands of years for many native tribes. For centuries ostrich oil has been used by Egyptian, Roman and African cultures for the relief of dry skin,…

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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…