If you are looking for an oasis to get away from it all, Chandelier is the place to be. At Chandelier, the Ferreira family has created something special, in a malaria free environment, for those who yearn to spend some quality time close to nature.
The famous star on Chandelier is Kwagga, the Zebra foal. He has been hand raised, after his mother fell ill. Kwagga has been on local television and on the front pages of many magazines, lately. We also have a young Springbuck, three Eland calves, an oryx gazelle, Shetland ponies and horses entertaining the guests. All these animals, together with some of the ostriches on Chandelier, are completely tamed and always willing to pose for photographs.
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm is proud to announce that no “tamed animals” on Chandelier are in captivity or in small pens. They are all free to go and to roam the 3500ha Klein Karoo veldt, if they so wish.
The history of Chandelier, closely linked to the history of the Klein Karoo and the development of the ostrich industry in South Africa, lies enclosed in the old graveyard on the farm. No wonder that guests demanded that the ostrich tour on Chandelier should start right at the graveyard.
Ostriches remain one of the most fascinating attractions in South Africa, therefore great care has been taken on Chandelier to make the tour an unforgettable experience. Ostrich tours are conducted on open land rovers, in order to overcome the elements.
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm is the only ostrich show farm in South Africa where guests can stay in luxury en suite tented chalets within walking distance from these amazing birds. If you are lucky enough, you should hear their mating songs at night. Guests are invited to participate in the daily activities on the working ostrich show farm, like feather clipping etc. Ostrich riding is also available for the brave, while the professional jockeys at Chandelier compete in the famous Chandelier ostrich race.
At Chandelier we are very privileged to a have diverse eco-system, including succulent Karoo, Cape “fynbos” as well as river bush veldt.
The unspoilt area attracts many species of birds and patient bird watchers are highly rewarded. Species like the African Fish Eagle, Secretary Bird, Martial Eagle, Black Eagle and Blue Crane have been spotted. The Klip River runs though the 3500 ha Chandelier Game Lodge for more than 8 km, and offers a home to various water species.
The hippo pools and water holes are prime spots for bird watchers.