After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Distance traveled - 315 km's
Not too early of a start to the day, we visited the Cango Caves, at the beginning we were taken to the entrance of the caves and just waited wondering if that was all the caves was made up of, the comments of everyone seemed to be, is this all we get to see. We eventually had the tour guides comes to us and split us into groups of German and English speaking as it was not just our tour group being taken through. The guide explained to us the various types of formations within the caves, including the bridal chamber, this was four poster bed with more than 4 posts including two in the middle, and even with the posts in the way there are more cave babies being made.
We left there and went to the Ostrich Safari Farm when we had lunch prior to being shown all the Ostriches, I tried an Ostrich Steak and shared small pieces with others in the group, I ended up having two pieces and then giving the rest to Nathan. They had a range of Ostriches, they had name two Ostriches Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson, I have pictures side by side off these two, and you might see why they have these names. We were given the opportunity to feed the birds and to stand on their eggs, they can hold Nathan no worries. One Ostrich egg is equivalent with 24 chicken eggs, that's 7 Baked Caramel Cheesecakes or 7 Black Forrest Cakes. We were then shown these interesting birds that were not Ostriches, they pronounced them as eeeeemmmmmmooo's, how many k's did we travel to see a bird that is on our coat of arms????
The group were given the opportunity to sit on an Ostrich, you had to be under a certain weight to sit on them, some of us on this trip was under this weight before we started the tour, but we thought we might have been over, yay I was able to hop on. We then made our way back to Knysna and a 3 course dinner, with a birthday cake for the birthday boy on our trip. I had a taste of another South African export Amarula, which is drunk the same way as I like to drink Bailey's, a double shot on ice, I slept very well.