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Ostrich Sausage with Red Onions

  OSTRICH SAUSAGE WITH RED ONIONS AND BEAN AND FETA CREAM Serves 4 Ingredients:  500 g KLEIN KAROO OSTRICH SAUSAGE * 4 small to medium red onions, cut into 5 mm thick rounds * 30 ml olive oil * 30 ml red wine vinegar * 15 ml brown sugar Method: Panfry or braai the sausage…

South African Honeybush Tea

Honeybush is part or South Africa’s unique fynbos biome. The name Honeybush probably owes its name to the yellow, honey-scented flowers that cover the bushes during spring. The bushes grow wild in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces in South Africa. All 23 known honeybush species belong to the genus Cyclopia. The most popular species…

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Pâtés @Safari Ostrich Farm

Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, butchers sold pâtés at the market, along with other meat items. It was a way to make use of every part of the animals they slaughtered. Around the fifteenth century, pâtés were a popular choice.   Marie Antoine Careme, 1784, was one of the first and most famous…

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The biggest egg in the world

The female ostrich will lay one egg every two days during the breeding season – ostriches do not lay eggs the whole year round like chickens do.  The breeding season for ostriches id from about June to the end of September. One ostrich egg is equivalent to 24 hen’s eggs. You can invite the extended family…

Hops into Handcrafted Beer

  While the hops plant, Humulus lupulus, has its origins in Northern Europe, we in South Africa have been farming with hops successfully for the last 80 years.  Hops are one of the key ingredients in beer, bringing aroma and flavour as well as preservative qualities. Hops contain alpha acids, which give beer its bitter…

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Ostrich meat and its benefits

  The medical practitioners and dieticians are recommending ostrich meat as the best choice for red meat lovers. Ostrich meat is lower in kilojoules, saturated fats and cholesterol than chicken. Ostrich meat is also high in iron and therefor benefit people with an active lifestyle. Although ostrich meat has fat, its collects outside the muscle and…

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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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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…