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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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Address: P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the...

Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.

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High gate comes highly reccomended

I enjoyed visiting this Show farm. Our visit happened to be near lunch time, and it was the best decision to try out the restaurant. Take a doggy bag with, because the portions... read more

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Paarl
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this Show farm. Our visit happened to be near lunch time, and it was the best decision to try out the restaurant. Take a doggy bag with, because the portions are generous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the highgate ostrich farm in the second batch that starts at 9 am . they have tours every hour. In our tour we were total only four people but the tour was interesting as you have all the time. Ride of an ostrich was awsum

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Thank Deepak G
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and for visiting Highgate. Highgate is the oldest ostrich farm in South Africa and the world, dating back to 1938. We try to keep the original farm feeling and share this with our guests. The donkey car rides were the traditional way of transport over many decades in this area. The ostrich riding is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great experience all-round. Very Educational and Informative Tour - The tour guides are extremely clued up on not only the ins and outs of a fully working Ostrich farm but also the history and biology of the Ostriches. The arts and crafts at Highgate are beautiful and the fact that it is all created by people local to Oudtshoorn... More 

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Thank ShaunG6
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Shaun Wow, thank you for this very special review and high rating. We really appreciate this. Highgate has a wonderful group of people , our staff comes to work in the morning and say goodby in the evening with smiles on their faces, because they are happy people! Highgate is known for our informative tours as well as our... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative tour, lovely to see all the ostriches and the chicks and my husband rode an ostrich! We enjoyed it very much!

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Thank Leah G
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thanks Leah, so glad you visit Highgate Ostrich Farm. Thank you for the good rating, I am glad you had such an enjoyable time on the farm. We are lookingg forward to have you back with some friends next time! Regards Johan More 

Beamsville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were undecided at first whether to go to High Gate or Safari ostrich farms. We were glad we picked High Gate because it wasn't very busy so we got a very personalized tour. They also let me sit on an ostrich and I weigh 94kgs. My family who are lighter all got to ride an ostrich. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jasonlikestotravel
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Jason Thank you for visiting Highgate and the high rating in your feedback. I am glad that you as family enjoyed the time with us. I just have one small problem, we do not allow any person to sit or ride on an ostrich who weighs more than 75kg. We are very sensitive about the treatment of our birds,... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never thought this was a thing until we were recommended by a friend and thought we would give it a try. The farm was a long but nice drive from George and really glad we came as it was so much fun. We started off with a tour and a bit of history and education the got to ride an... More 

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you for visiting Highgate Ostrich Farm and for this very good rating, we appreciate this! We try to give our guests a lot of good and interesting facts about the ostriches and industry. We have so much to share in a short matter of time. We are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Next... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour was informative and interesting, and includes feeding the ostriches. The ostriches pecked food right out of your hands with their large beaks. The highlight had to be the ostrich riding. The riding was hilarious - if you are under 65kg you can perch on the back of an ostrich whilst it runs and they run fast! It... More 

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Thank GoLiveYoung
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and appreciation for our efforts to give our visitors a fantastic experience. We are looking forward to have you and your friends or family back at Highgate. Best regards Johan More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tought the most important facts about ostriches which we did not know before- e.g. about the kinds of feathers and their eye-lids;-) We books it together with a menu ( ostrich egg frittata, ostrich steak and cheese-cake), and the menu was very good

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Thank 834karing
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful review and good rating. We are glad you had a great experience with us here at Highgate. We are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Best regards Johan More 

Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned a lot about oistich keeping and the benefits of oistrich farming. The highlight was the oistich riding show at the end of the visit. It is all well organized and presented, and highly recommended for families.

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Thank AntJa2704
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for your visit to Highgate as well as your review with fantastic rating. We are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Best regards Johan More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour was so good! We learnt some interesting facts about ostriches and even got to feed them. It was too hot in the afternoon so we couldn't ride them, but besides that it was a really fun and extraordinary experience.

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Thank cz027
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this great review and high score! I am glad you had some fun and enjoyed the tour. We are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Best regards Johan More 

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