While they are much safer to be around than lions and hippos, you still have to be careful when you are around ostriches. The main thing to be aware of is that ostriches can kick very hard, and their feet have big claws, which add to the damage. They kick forward, so NEVER stand directly in front of one without a fence or wall in between you and the bird. Also be aware that ostriches can run very quickly (40 miles per hour), so you need to keep your distance. Finally, realize that ostriches like to peck at things and are curious birds. With their long neck, they can reach across a fence a give you a peck when you aren't looking.
If you plan to visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch which is actually a huge zoo, do so on a full stomache.
We recently ordered 4 toasted chicken mayo sandwiches and were forced to give up after having to wait for almost an hour which included 3 visits to the kitchen to try to speed matters up.
When we complained to the duty manager she simply laughed at us saying that they dont usually get complaints.
The strange thing is that there were more patrons going to the kitchen than waitrons.
I'm not one for running down South African establishments but this is one place I'll be giving a wide berth for the forseeable future!
Well I guess that this is always true, no matter where you are, but for my trip to South-Africa, I didn't pay close attention to the location of the overnight stays. Some of them were very hard to find and others to far away from the place that we wanted to visit the next day.
We stayed at the Riverside Holiday Village, it's a nice relaxed place, but to far from everything.