On Saturday we met the loveliest lady at Giraffe House. The tall, gentle and exquisitely beautiful Gerry. We stood and watched mesmerized as she towered above us, swaying back and forth with such grace.
It was by chance that we ended up at the farm/zoo in Stellenbosch, after driving all the way to the strawberry farm to find that it was closed because the season was over. I knew Giraffe House was in the area so we went there instead and it couldn’t have turned out to be a better day! After having our lunch at one of the many shaded picnic tables, we were ready to meet the animals.
I always wondered why zebra were black and white, doesn’t that make them stand out even more in the dull dry grass? No, says Uthmaan, lions don’t see colour very well so the zebra are well camouflaged against the long grass with their stripes. How beautiful is this animal?
Next we went to meet Gerry.
She ate from the bucket of pellets and long grass that we fed to her, and swiped fingers with her very long tongue!
Next was the Reptile Show, which is on three times a day.
Until the big one came out!
It took a few tries to get this right!! The worse part was feeling the movement of the scales as it tries to grip and slither :(
We all LOVED this place and will definitely be back again.
*They are open seven days a week.R45 – adults, R25 – kids, but have no card facility so do take cash. I recommend packing a picnic basket, they have a basic tuck shop but no food.