The Ostrich egg is one of the very creative and innovative inventions of the San. It was used to store drinking water. Life in the Kalahari calls for the harsh and high temperatures that demand frequent intake of liquid. The Ostrich egg can also be used to store water and hidden under trees, only to be known by he who has hidden it. Such behavior is useful in future hunts and migration because the hidden water will be used in dry times when the people pass through the area. Such behavior is also useful during the planned long treks of the San. The Hunter would inform those in the long trek about the water he once hid under a certain tree. It would take courage and trust to step in to the unknown to find the water he was told would be there.

Ostrich egg used to contain water