WATCH: More footage of baboon's lunch stop at Cape wine farm as estate reiterates safety

2019-09-10 08:50 - Gabi Zietsman
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One of Groot Constantia's guests made a big splash in the last few days with their lunch stop - and now there's more video to enjoy from the famous visit!

In the previous one, it can be seen enjoying a burger, minding its own business, whereas in the new video it's seen table-hopping, munching down on many more meals like spaghetti and garlic bread. 

Despite the crowd around it, the baboon remains calm and collected, wilfully oblivious to the hubbub its visit is creating.

WATCH: Baboon drops in for a burger at Groot Constantia's famous cafe

baboon sitting at a restaurant table

The baboon enjoying a spot of lunch. (Photo: Groot Constantia)

While it seems very relaxed, baboons remain quite dangerous, and Groot Constantia's CEO Jean Naudé reiterated the non-lethal measure they take to keep them at bay.

"Despite intensive efforts to keep baboons out of the public areas at Groot Constantia, this baboon decided that the food at Jonkershuis is so good he was willing to brave the specially erected baboon fencing and baboon deterrent measures to get a taste!" says Naudé.

READ: Groot Constantia: Championing winelands conservation for over three centuries

"We take every possible measure to keep baboons out of Groot Constantia and spent over R1 million on fencing, plus we employ baboon spotters whose job it is to drive the baboons away. However, on occasion, it does happen that one of these clever animals finds their way around our set up. We can't blame them - a visit to Groot Constantia is always a treat!

"However, thankfully it is a rare occurrence to see these guys dining at one of our restaurants."

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