About Us

Nestled among the picturesque mountains, on the outskirts of the lovely town of Montagu in the Western Cape, in our very own valley is our family run Alpaca farm. We are passionately environmentally conscious, growing our own organic veggies, berries and fruit and our gentle alpacas fit in perfectly as are an extremely eco-friendly species.

Eco-friendly

Alpaca is an eco-friendly fibre because both the herd animal and the fibre production process have a very light carbon footprint as they have a low environmental impact due to their soft, padded feet which tread lightly and do not cause soil erosion.

Our Products

Our range currently includes scarves, hats/beanies, gloves including mitts, fingerless and wrist warmers; shawls, shrugs and tops; plus our growing range of children and baby wear. Ponchos and throws will be added to our line later this year.

Latest News

Alpaca Paddocks has joined forces with the Healing Farm Haven. The Healing Farm is a haven for those recovering from substance abuse and has interactive farming as part of its recovery program.

Our alpacas, donkeys and mini horses are now included in this part of the therapeutic treatment of the program, as is our permaculture veg, herbs and fruit aspect of the farm. The program also offers skills training for the participants, which now include the processing and producing of our alpaca products. We are situated approximately 20km outside of Montagu, off the R318 in a beautiful valley in the mountains.

When you visit the farm for an Alpaca Experience, you can also interact or visit with the rest of our animals which include pigs, goats, horses, cows, sheep, chickens and geese. In future we plan to offer fruit or berry picking visits too. A range of alpaca products (including our new felted items) and other items made by the program participants will be available for purchase during farm visits.

Did you know?

Alpacas are intelligent, fascinating, eccentric, playful and ever so loveable!

Product Range

We have a unisex, ladies & gents range of scarves, beanies and gloves; a range of ladies cardies, shrugs, gilets, shawls and ponchos; baby and toddler wear; throws for your home. Visit our Products page for more information and images.

Why Alpacas?

They have a very efficient digestion process which means they can even thrive on very poor pastures. Alpaca are members of the camel family so they consume less water other livestock. Their fleece is also hypo-allergenic, does not contain lanolin, and thus do not require harsh detergents for cleaning/washing purposes.

Our vision

Alpaca Paddocks has been in operation for 3 years and is still therefore an exciting and growing industry. Our vision is to create much needed employment for women in the town of Montagu, through training in various skills such as processing the wool, carding and hand spinning the fibre, and finally knitting, weaving and crochet of end products.

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