Mohair South Africa Free Mohair gift
Pass holders receive a free Mohair gift – Angora Goat
Inspired by various natural elements and the story of the Angora goat; the striking new Mohair Industry Head quarters pays homage to the past, present and future of Mohair- a locally produced and luxurious fibre that has its brand firmly rooted in South Africa. With South Africa being the biggest producer of Mohair worldwide, the Mohair Industry took the lead in developing the Mohair Headquarters in the vibrant suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth.
The story of how Angora goats arrived on our shores and grew in numbers is truly amazing. In 1838 the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve neutered rams and one female to Port Elizabeth, halfway across the world. The rams were rendered infertile, as the Sultan wanted to protect his country’s powerful mohair empire. What he didn’t realise, though, was that the ewe on board was pregnant and gave birth to a kid ram en route to Africa, which was the start of the industry in South Africa.
Today’s Karoo region produces the most mohair in the world – all thanks to the Sultan’s mistake and a pregnant ewe.
Pass offer: Pass holders receive a free Mohair gift – Angora Goat
How to book: No prior booking required. Show card at reception and request special offer.
Telephone: +27 41 581 1681