Alpaca Market at Helderstroom Alpacas, Villiersdorp

We enjoyed a lovely morning with Chris and Alison and their Helderstroom Alpacas. The market was very well attended despite some dark clouds and a whiff of rain. The temperature started to remind everyone of the arrival of winter, just the right time to buy some soft, warm and precious Alpaca shawls, jerseys, gloves and baby boeties. We were spoilt with lovely cakes, coffees and pizza. There was musical entertainment, fresh farm produce for sale and a wonderful garden with lots of chairs and loungers to rest and relax while watching alpacas.

Design Indaba

Well done to Novello Alpacas and Thanks to Eva for the photographs!




ALPACAS IN THE KAROO

Breeding alpacas in the Karoo? Yes, far from their home in the lofty Andes of South America, they have adapted well. In Peru, many millions are bred way above the snowline for their fabulous fleece, which, dyed and exported is major foreign exchange earner. In South Africa there are a few thousand in small flocks kept mostly for their beautiful fibre which is spun or felted in many cottage-industries. Their beauty and calm temperaments with people make them popular as pets; whilst many live as guards with herds of sheep and goats, as they viciously attack jackal and rooikat.

NEWS

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Helderstroom Alpacas
April 2012

South African Alpaca Breeders Society

Welcome to the South African Alpaca Breeders Society

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