NATIONAL ALPACA DAY 2015
The South African Alpaca Breeders’ Society, SAABS, has declared Easter Saturday 4th April 2015 South Africa’s first National Alpaca Day!
Definitely a day with a difference. On this day alpaca farms and studs throughout the country will open their gates to showcase the exotic and noble South American alpaca.
This is your opportunity to hug one of these delightful animals, learn about their fascinating history and how their exquisitely fine fibre came to be known as “the fibre of the Inca Gods”. Visit on-site workshops where you will find spinners and weavers at work producing fine yarn and products, and purchase a lifelong heirloom in soft pure alpaca!
All you have to do is go to www.alpacasociety.co.za, follow the pointers to National Alpaca Day, go to the province where you will be at Easter and “click to find a farm near you”! There you will find a choice of farms. Simple as that.
In the Midlands, Peter-John Garbutt of Serena Alpacas in Hidcote near Mooi River. P-J has a herd of over 200 alpacas and is in the production of alpaca-fibre filled duvets.