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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…

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Ostrich meat is very healthy!

  Ostrich meat is red – most people would think it should be white meat like chicken.  Ostrich fillet and steak which is very similar to Beef Fillet/Steak and is very healthy. Unlike Beef it is very low in fat and cholesterol. Because Ostrich steak is so healthy as a red meat it has become…

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Safari Ostrich Farm attends Indaba 2016

Safari Ostrich Farm attended the recent Tourism Indaba held in Durban. The Tourism Indaba is the biggest Travel Show in Africa and Safari Ostrich Farm has been part of this since its inception in the early 1980’s.                                                                                           Loralie – Your Africa                                                           Stefanie – Fairfield Tours                                                    Lynne -Ilanga Travel We again had our…

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Finding the oldest decorated eggs

  The ostrich formerly occupied the North and South of the Sahara in Africa. Ostrich eggs has been used by the native Khoisan for centuries, not only for food but also for jewellery.  Kalahari Khoisan gather ostrich eggs from the nest, a risky exercise given the speed and temper of these big birds from Africa.   They…

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Ostrich Feather Bonnet

  The feather bonnet is a Military headdress used in the Scottish Highland infantry of the British Army from 1763 until the beginning of World War I. The feather bonnet began with the knitted tam o’shanter with chequered border, was popped up and worn with a tall hackle.  During the 18th Century the highlanders adapted…