Akelei Alpakas

Alpacas (specie: vicugna pacos) belong to the family of the South American Camelids. The other family members are the wild vicunjas and guanacos and the domesticated, “beast of burden” the llama. All family members can interbreed and have fertile offspring.

The mix of male llama and female alpaca is called “Huarizo”. Alpacas come in two different fleece types, the Huacaya and the Suri. Huacaya alpacas produce a dense, soft, crimpy sheep-like fibre, and the Suri produces silky pencil-like locks, resembling dread-locks. Alpacas were domesticated by the Incas 6000 years ago.

Visit Akelei-Alpacas Farm near Cape Town for a picnic and learn more about this species.

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