National Alpaca Day

News 24
By: News 24
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

THEY are fascinating animals and their national day is to be celebrated in KZN on Sunday 30 April.

First imported from Chile there are now Alpaca farms throughout South Africa.

Ex-Greytonian Wendy Moss is involved with a herd of these versatile animals on Nirvana farm in the Curries Post areas.

Usually the Alpacas can be viewed by appointment only, but the public is invited to attend the open day on 30 April from 9am to 3pm.

Garments made from Alpaca wool have become much sought after in the fashion world – the wool is as light and soft as cashmere. And on 30 April there will be a display of weaving by the Endeavour Spinning ladies.

Also on sale on the day will be Alpaca manure, which is popular with gardeners as well as cute paca beanies and paca babies as well as an activity pack all about Alpacas. Educational talks will be given hourly.

To keep the young ones occupied there will be a jumping castle, pony rides and a demonstration by Paw Pals on training your dog in obedience.

Anyone who would like a stall is asked to contact Wendy on 082 772 4894

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