By Abby Coyle, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017

I had never even seen an ostrich in real life, let alone thought about eating one, before going to Cape Town. Now, it might be morbid that I rode ostrich just hours before going to Kloofstreet House where I had an ostrich steak for dinner, but both were an awesome experience. There is an ostrich farm about thirty minutes outside of Cape Town where you can learn about, feed, and even sit on ostriches. It was such a funny activity, and I actually learned a lot. At the farm I learned that ostrich is one of the most nutritional and low caloric meats. When I saw it on the menu at Kloofstreet House, and after hearing the waiter highly recommend it, I knew I had to try it.

Kloofstreet House is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to and I highly highly suggest going there. From the truffle polenta fries to the calamari to the ostrich steak, everything was absolutely amazing. The ostrich steak tasted just like a traditional steak. It was juicy red, tender, and mouth watering. And best of all.. it is healthy! I will definitely be making a trip back to Cape Town, and making a reservation at the Kloofstreet House just for the ostrich steak.