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“A must do”

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A must do”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had the best experience in Oudtshoorn at the Highgate Ostrich show farm, which came with the reputation as being the oldest ostrich show farm in the world. We had initially gone the Safari, but the trip had was just about to start, and they said we will have to wait another hour. At Highgate, we also arrived just as a tour was commencing, but instead of the wait, the staff were very gracious and allowed us to go even without paying yet. It made our day as the delay would have wrecked out plans for the rest of the day. The tour done by Mellissa was excellent. She was an enthusiastic guide and spend time explaining all of the facets of the farm. We god to feed the magnificent birds and got wonderful pictures with them. The Ostrich riding was spectacular, and such an adrenaline rush. Only for the brave though as it could be very frightening and dangerous. The staff though made pains to keep us as safe as possible. The shop was reasonable and we got all we needed. It is great that the farm is heading towards its former glory after the devastation the suffered in the near past. Good luck with the venture. Highly recommended to all.

Visited December 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Kevin

Thank you for the fantastic review ! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit at Highgate and the we could add value to your Klein Karoo visit. I will definitely forward your feedback to Melissa. We wish you a safe journey and hope to welcome you back someday ? Kind regards
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Knysna, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This was real treat! We got to hold the baby ostriches, test our weight on their eggs, feed the adult ostriches and even sit on and for the very brave ride an ostrich! The guide is informative and knowledgeable. He expained how the eggs can be decorsted, how to make feather dusters and how to they test an egg to find out if it is fertile. My brave teenager took a wild ride on one of the enormous birds. Fantastic fun!

Visited November 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Thank you for your visit and for the lovely compliment ! We aim to offer our guests informative and interesting tours and always appreciate your valued feedback ! Kind regards
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

My husband and I had an awesome time here. They explain everything to you from the incubation of eggs, we got to see and hold babies, feeding the adult ostriches was very fun. We did ride ostriches, and felt safe doing so, the staff were close by in case we fell off - we got great videos! We also ate at the restaurant which was delicious - we had the ostrich wrap and highly recommend it!

Visited November 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Tanya
Thank you soo much for your positive review ! Our goal is to offer our clients only the best service. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit at Highgate ! Kind regards
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12 reviews
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“We loved it!”
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Great for kids. Manuela was so nice and provided us with good information without overwhelming us. Highly recommended for families .

Visited November 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you, Graham and Heidi ! It was so much fun hosting you !! We wish you all the best with your adventurous cruise ! Bon Voyage !
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
“Ostrich”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Great experience. Jasmine, our guide gave a superb overview, was fun and interacted well. Many thanks to Jan his lovely team of staff, his family for a lovely meal in the restaurant and for being so switched on after only two days of new ownership. Well done and I hope we meet again,
And thanks to all the Ostriches for giving us so much fun.
Thoroughly recommend the experience.
The meal is a gourmet experience that you must go for!

Visited November 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear Graham and Heidi.
It was fantastic to meet you both ! We enjoyed every minute with you and are grateful for the lovely review. Enjoy your trip on the open seas and we hope to welcome you back to the Klein Karoo on your next visit. Bon Voyage !! Jan
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