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MYTH-BUSTING OSTRICH FACT #7: 

Ostrich facts Oudtshoorn garden route

Despite the comical persistence of the myth, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand. Where this powerful metaphor for wilful ignorance originated remains a mystery, but a potential source could be that when an ostrich is incubating an egg, it will use its head to turn the egg over every day to ensure proper heating.

Ostriches also swallows rocks to aid in digestion, so given enough distance from the subject and taking into account the illusory nature of heat waves and duck-and-cover sandstorms (+ a dash of imagination), it’s not difficult to see how one could be mistaken for thinking ostriches actually do bury their heads in the sand.

Ostrich facts Oudtshoorn garden route

The Pepper Tree Restaurant

Enjoy fine freshly-prepared local cuisine and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. Dine al fresco in the shade of a giant Pepper Tree or enjoy dinner on the ‘stoep’.

Visit Our ShowRoom

Catch your breath and visit our Ostrich Factory shop selling only genuine, South African-made products, produced by our highly skilled staff.

Ostrich facts Oudtshoorn garden route

Ostrich Farm Tours

Experience the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, which lays the largest egg, has the most beautiful feathers and eyes that make you want to fall in love and hug them. 

TRADITIONAL OSTRICH TOUR & Classic Meal

Our Traditional Ostrich Tour is not only enlightening but also fun for the whole family.

TRADITIONAL OSTRICH TOUR & Classic Meal

Enjoy the Traditional Ostrich Tour and round off your experience with a delicious premier meal.