Famous Duck Parades
Together with our working flock of more than 1 200 Indian Runner Ducks on the farm, we are one of Africa’s proud pioneers of a very unique, integrated pest management program. This waddling workforce is essential to the farm’s pest-control, consuming a startling amount of snails and bugs on their daily patrols.
We utilize Indian Runner Ducks at the Vergenoegd Löw farm to assist in the control of the snail and pest population in our vineyards, a practice we have been refining since 1984. We have a basic research and breeding program in place to keep our workforce of ducks productive, healthy and happy. Intrigued guests can take a tour of the duck pens and “breeding room” with one of our friendly duck herders!
Come and cheer the ducks on their way then stay a while and let us help you unfold the full Vergenoegd experience.
During the breeding season, our army of ducks are split into working and breeding groups. During this period, you will see less ducks in the parade and in the vineyards.
DUCK PARADES: 10H30, 12H30 & 15H30 (Mon – Sun)
An amusing daily ritual at Vergenoegd where our flock of Indian Runner Ducks line-up in eager anticipation of their day in the vineyards.
Come and join The Duck Parade today!
Indian Runner Ducks are slender in appearance and stand upright like penguins.
Fine feathers make fine birds but you may notice that our flock of Indian Runner Ducks cannot fly. Due to their small wingspans and light feathers, Indian Runners can only manage a low fluttery hop and with their short legs, they can do a speedy waddle and navigate our vineyards with ease and agility as they forage for snails and pests.
Differentiated by the colours and shades of their feathers, we have 16 variations of Indian Runner Ducks at The Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate. These include:
Black Runner, Blue Dusky Runner, Blue Runner, Chocolate Runner, Fawn Runner, Gold Runner, Grey Dusky Runner, Grey Runner, Khaki Runner, Lavender Runner, Mimi Runner, Saxony Runner, Trout Runner, White Fawn Runner, White Runner and Wild Silver Runner.