We have made it our mission to supply the most ethically produced natural wholesome organic milk in South Africa.
Camel Milk South Africa is based on the family farm, Koppieskraal which has been in the family for 80 years. The farm is situated in the western Kalahari about 250km north west of Upington in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
Temperature ranges from a low of 0 degrees on chilly winter mornings to highs of 40+ degrees during the summer months. The average rainfall is 125mm per annum. Vegetation on the farms consists of trees, shrubs and wild grasses. The dairy herd roams freely in paddocks consisting of between 150 and 200 hectares each. This allows then to select their food from the over 50 different plant species on the farm. The remoteness, dry climate and availability of a wide variety of plant species, combined with the camels’ excellent immune systems creates an ideal environment to keep them healthy. No veterinary intervention is required and we can guarantee that our milk is free from any antibiotics or stimulants.
We do not cull our calves as they are integral to the dairy operation. We milk twice daily and during each milking session the calf is used to stimulate the mum to let down the milk. After each milking session the calves get to spend time with their mums.
The fresh milk is bottled and frozen on the farm. Once a week it is transported to Upington from where it is send to Cape Town, and further afield to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. It takes seven days from when the milk is dispatched until it reaches a client in Durban, a journey of 2670km!
The milk destined for milk powder is frozen in bulk containers on the farm and transported to Somerset West near Cape Town where it is processed. It is pasteurised and then spray dried into a delicious fluffy white powder. It contains only 3% moisture making it easy to mix with water. It is packed in 100g containers and available for distribution nationally from the Products page.
We firmly believe happy healthy camels produce the best milk for their babies… and for you.