We love camels and we love their milk. We believe it to be the most wholesome and nutritious dairy beverage that exists.
Camel milk is a new product in South Africa, but has been a staple in the Middle East for many centuries. Renewed interest in the health properties of the milk has resulted in various commercial camel dairies popping up during the last two decades. The two largest dairies are Camelait and Camelicious, both situated in the UAE and both milk over 1000 camels daily. In 2006 Kamelenmelkerij Smits opened their doors in the Netherlands. The health conscious market in the US demanded camel milk and Desert Farms was happy to supply. Further south, Australia jumped on the bandwagon and is feeding the ever increasing demand from the Asian markets. This resulted in The Camel Milk Co, Qcamel , Summer Land Camels, Humpalicious and a few others etc. ASDA recently introduced camel milk into their stores in the UK.
In South Africa, Camel Milk South Africa was established in March 2015. The farm is situated in a remote location in the Kalahari where the dry climate is ideal for the camels. The camels are free roaming and are able to forage on a wide variety of trees, shrubs and wild grasses.
We are committed to bringing you camel milk in the most natural form possible. Our farming practices are ethical and we treat our animals with love and care. You will find our story and more information about our farming practices on the About page.
We produce fresh camel milk and camel milk powder. The frozen fresh milk is supplied as unpasteurised in 1 litre bottles. It is available from our distributors in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Bloemfontein. The camel milk powder is produced by means of spray drying, packaged in 350g tubs and is available to order from our online shop or a health shop near you.
The Health Benefits page describes many of the health benefits associated with camel milk. Visit the Research page for scientific papers supporting the health benefit claims. For more pictures of the camels and the farm, visit our Gallery.
We would love to hear from you, use the Contact Us page to let us know if you have any questions, concerns or a good story to share.
While Camel Milk is said to have many health benefits, Camel Milk South Africa does not claim that Camel Milk heals or will help your health in any way.