Welcome to Geluksfontein Goat Cheese Farm – How to Tame a Goat

Driving through Modimolle
Driving through Modimolle

While my husband had some business to attend in Pretoria and the Waterberg area, we used the chance to explore a little bit more of south Africa.

The following posts will be describing some destinations around that area.

The Geluksfontein dairy goat’s  comprises a 400 acre dairy goat farm in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. It is 30 km from Modimolle (Nylstroom), 30 km from Vaalwater and approximately 2½ hours from the city of Pretoria.

At Geluksfontein the goat milk cheeses are made in the traditional way, using milk produced by the Swiss-Type goats reared on the farm.  Cheese is made daily, using only milk low in butterfat content, ranging from 2.5% to 3.25%. Cheese also have less than 1% salt content. Goat milk cheese is thus very healthy. Individual cheeses are formed in traditional moulds brought especially from Kwa Zulu Natal, and are double wax-coated to preserve flavour and ensure long shelf life.
At Geluksfontein the goat milk cheeses are made in the traditional way, using milk produced by the Swiss-Type goats reared on the farm. Cheese is made daily, using only milk low in butterfat content, ranging from 2.5% to 3.25%. Cheese also have less than 1% salt content. Goat milk cheese is thus very healthy. Individual cheeses are formed in traditional moulds brought especially from Kwa Zulu Natal, and are double wax-coated to preserve flavour and ensure long shelf life.
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We really enjoyed the quaint little garden, having come more for the farm experience than for the goat products. i actually can not stand goat taste, and when my Earl Grey was served with goat milk, I quickly asked for cow’s milk. Otherwise the tea would taste like an aged mutton stew. ..
We had waffles made with goats milk, thankfully the kids liked it much.
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A farm worker brought a small goat for the kids to see, and that’s the cute story I want to show on today’s blog.

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Steven enjoying the farm feel.

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Coming closer to look at the goat.

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Hi goat, stop, we just want to play!

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Chasing wont work.

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Daddy to the rescue. Look, boys, it’s a kid. Be gentle, do not scare her.

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So Steven is trying the careful approach now.

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Introducing himself without being a threat.

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Can we be friends now?

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Making friends

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In the end, the little goat followed him everywhere.

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What an interesting part of South Africa. I will soon publish a little more of things to do around there!

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