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    Visit: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Scenic Cape Route 62 Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa

    Our Traditional Ostrich Tour is not only enlightening but also fun for the whole family. Learn all about ostriches, feed one by hand, and watch as our staff expertly demonstrate the various crafts using the ostrich’s exquisite feathers, eggs, and leather. Sit on or even ride an ostrich.  You will be in awe with the beauty of your surroundings, with the Klein Karoo valley and the picturesque Swartberg Mountains. 

    Experience the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, which lays the largest egg, has the most beautiful feathers and eyes that make you want to fall in love and hug them.

    Each ostrich tour has 2 parts – the main yard and the farmlands.
    • In the main yard, you will be shown different ostrich feathers, the incubators and how they work, gizzard stones, and you can feed the ostriches yourself!
    • The farmlands are where you will be shown the anatomy of an ostrich, visit the breeding pairs nest and for the brave, you may even get the chance to ride one!The highlight of our tours is when we end off with a traditional ostrich race performed by our professional jockeys. You can take part in our ostrich derby as a spectator along the longest Ostrich race track in the world ! 

    Conclude your tour with a traditional ostrich meal.  Meals are served in The Pepper Tree Restaurant located in our historic homestead, with magnificent views of the Klein Karoo valley and picturesque Swartberg Mountains. Guest have the choice between a Classic Meal or a Premium Meal.

    The Classic Meal Option is a generous 3 course meal where you can taste and enjoy ostrich egg and meat, like you’ve never tasted before. Menu options available on request.

    The Premier Meal Option is a generous 4 course meal with cheese platter where you can taste and enjoy ostrich and egg and meat, like you’ve never tasted before. Menu options available on request.
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    Departure Point
    Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn
    Duration
    1h 15m
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • All activities
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and sunblock
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were sad to learn that the rides we had looked forward to aren't part of the tour, but understand the animal's health is more important. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I thought an ostrich was an ostrich, but apparently there are multiple types...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank 89reneec
    Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Visitor Sorry for my very late reply, for some reason I was not informed by INTERNET as they normally do! Thank you very much for your kind words and high rating, we as a team really appreciate all your comments.! We are waiting for...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    They are not doing rides anymore and not races. The worst thing is that in the Brochure the main picture is a man riding on ostrich.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    Tour was insightful and food at restaurant very good. Highgate is also great for kids with a jungle gym and swings next to the ostriches.More

    Thank CBasson
    Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful review with a 5/5 score, we as a team really appreciate this. Thank you for visited us, I am glad the kids enjoyed themselves and will remember their experience with us here at Highgate. I hope...More

    Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

    We had a really nice time with our guide Messie, he was really knowledgable and inform us well about the South African ostrich traditions and the history of the farm. It was really nice to be shown how the historical equipment dating from the start...More

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    Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

    Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this very beautiful feedback, the high rating and for visiting us here at Highgate. It was great to have you with us and to be entertained by one of our professional guides. I will tell him as well!...More

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