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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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It's true. Highgate is the world's oldest ostrich show farm. But it is a working farm too. So we don't do things for show. We give you the real African farm experience. Our guided tour takes approx. 75 minutes & an expert guide will show you our...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7115
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Highgate for a late morning tour. We opted for the ‘house’ tour which included an introductory talk, explanation of the different feather colours, outline of the breeding cycle of the birds and some interesting facts about the type of ostriches kept on the farm....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Nicolas Thank you so much for this detailed feedback and high rating, this is much appreciated! We really try our best to be the best ostrich show farm. The tour itself is very interesting for everyone and also a very educated tour for our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't take the tour as didn't fancy feeding or riding the Ostriches. We were allowed to walk around for free and visited all of the farm. Enjoyable and some good photo opportunities.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julesy1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Oudtshoorn, this was an obvious trip to do. Our hotel team recommended this as the best, and they were so right! Ben, our tour guide was frankly, brilliant! Engaging, warm, funny and genuinely proud of what he was showing us. Holding day old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EJW666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I quite liked this place & I didn’t think I would. It’s worth an hour of your time. It’s very educational. Besides if you keep eating ostrich steaks I feel it’s best to know how or what your eating.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank miketeresamcb
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike Thank you for your feedback and for visited Highgate, we as team appreciate it. Ostrich steak is the best and softest peace of meat you will ever eat. Some people do not like the idea of eating it, I was one of them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1hour tour with a lot of information about harvesting these birds. Form the little chicks to the eggs and feathers. Worth a visit and he money!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate it. I hope you are save back home, thank you for supporting us. Best regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we really the tour of the ostrich farm - the guide was informative - and we enjoyed the originality of the farm. ride on the donkey cart was great fun. Restaurant was OK - very hot under the pepper trees though.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer Thank you for this beautiful review and honest feedback. This summer is really hot but luckily in a months time the temperatures will start cooling down again. We try to keep Highgate as natural as possible, you must still get the farm feeling...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, a very well run set up. Guides very knowledgeable. Seeing and being able to go into the enclosure with the baby ostriches was definitely the highlight! Had classic lunch after tour, lovely quality food. Would recommendMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tracy Thank you so much for visited Highgate, this beautiful review and just enjoying Highgate for we have to offer to our visitors. It is great to see how everyone enjoys themselves and the fun they experience. We are very proud of our restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! By far one of the best experiences!! From a very informative tour guide to riding an ostrich!! A fun filled day without breaking the bank! With the only ostrich farm that does riding, there is no question as to what farm to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Toni Thank you so much for this great review and for the high rating, we really appreciate this very much. I am glad that you and your family had a fantastic time with us, next time you must try our delicious food at our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the tour of the farm and it was really informative and enjoyable. Learning the history behind the ostrich in this area was interesting. We were able to see the different uses for the animal and we finished it by watching...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeeanneG_12
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for this beautiful feedback. It was great to have you with us here at Highgate. We are in the process of changing the tour to some new excitement, now that we stopped the ostrich riding and sit on activities. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were recommended to visit by locals as this is apparently the oldest working Ostrich farm, not merely a show attraction. We had a guided tour with Ben who was most informative. It was really interesting to see the incubator chicks hatching and actually get to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yorkshirerover2362
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for visited Highgate Ostrich Farm. I am glad you had a great time with Ben, our guide. Thanks for the feedback , I hope this was an unforgettable experience for you as family. We are in process to stop...More

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raqueem k
17 February 2019|
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Response from Jurate J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you're under 70 kg.
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Nick R
15 September 2018|
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Response from agarwal_anupama12 | Reviewed this property |
It is only the farm you cannot roam around any where else at it is quite far from the city. They have their own tour for approx 1 hour.
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irenemaclean
31 March 2018|
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Response from AradhanaVerma | Reviewed this property |
Hi Irene, shows are their very hour and I think can accommodate quite a few people. You will get more information regarding timings and cost on their website. Enjoy!
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