Looking for something fun to do with the family over the holidays? Then look no further than the The Alpaca Loom on the South-Paarl Road (next door to Spice Route & 2 doors down from Fairview). Don’t have any kids to take along to make this a family affair? Don’t stress… we found 3 grown adults had as much fun (if not more fun) than any kid ever could. 😉
The Alpaca Loom is a coffee shop and weaving studio that also has a petting zoo & jungle gym for the little ones & does Alpaca Barn Tours on weekends.
In the coffee shop you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake while enjoying the view. You can also watch their weavers at work and purchase 100% Alpaca wool scarves, beanies, mittens, jerseys, shawls, blankets and rugs.
But the main show, of course, are the Alpacas themselves. For R10 a bucket, you can feed them, or (if like us) you plan in advance you can also join them for an hour long barn tour for only R60 pp (R40 for kids & pensioners – kids under 3 get free entry).
We decided to go all out… We started with some Alpaca socialising & feeding, then a quick stop at the coffee shop & weaving studio, followed by our barn tour.We then headed down for the barn tour. These happen every Friday to Sunday at 3pm and it’s advisable to give them a call or email them beforehand. The barn tour is super interesting if you’ve always wanted to know more about these adorable animals, also income from these tours go back into maintaining the farm, etc – so it’s a win all round. Plus… more photo ops!
- They are open daily from 10:00 to 18:00
- Alpaca Barn Tours: Friday to Sunday @ 15:00 (or by special appointment if needed)
- Entrance Fees: Entrance to The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio as well as the petting zoo with the jungle gym is free. Alpaca Barn Tours cost R60 for adults, R40 for children and pensioners. Children under 3 are free.
- Contact them on 021 8632 495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Directions: GPS: -33.756173, 18.911492. You’ll find them on the Suid-Agter Paarl Road, just past Fairview & Spice Route. Have a look at a map over here.