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“Great Tour!”

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 modern breeding methods, how the largest eggs of any living bird species are incubated, and see the hatching room. Experience the opportunity of hand feeding an Ostrich. Enjoy our Pepper Tree Restaurant! We take advantage ofour magnificent all-year round climate to set the tables under our ancient Peruvian pepper tree so the whole family dines al fresco-style while enjoying the great outdoors. Catch your breath and visit our shop selling only genuine, South African-made products, many of which are produced by our skilled staff on the farm using our own resources. From beautiful decoupage ostrich eggs to delicate ostrich leather products. We are situated 10km outside Oudtshoorn on the R328 road to Mossel Bay.
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Our tour guide, Ben, was so knowledgable and thorough with his tour. We learned everything that there is to know about ostrich. I can't say that I was looking forward to the tour, but after we had been on it for 5 minutes, I was so glad that we took it. We were able to hold baby ostriches, sit on a full grown ostrich and watch a race. Highly recommend the tour at Highgate.

Thank Elizabeth & Dau... B
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2014

Thank you Elizabeth and Dau ! We appreciate your feedback and comments ! Glad you enjoyed the tour !! I will forward your feedback to Ben. Kind regards - Jan

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We never were on a ostrich farm before.
We got a good insight in the business a came to learn details about the eggs, the breeding and so on. Things we didn't know beforehand.
The guide has an excellent know-how and likes to share it with his visitors.

I can't understand why anybody should complain about risks riding the animals.
Nobody is asked to do it, it's offered to volunteers only.

Thank Biker4711
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2014

Thank you for your feedback and comments. As long as you enjoyed your stay with us we are more than pleased !! Kind regards - jan

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had an enthusiastic guide (Corrie) who obviously loved the birds.
Highgate is well worth visiting with lots of information, baby birds, big birds, feathers, racing, donkey cart rides - brilliant.

Thank Stephen S
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2014

Thank you for the fantastic feedback !! Greatly Appreciated !! Kind regards - jan

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

There is no doubt that this is a must-visit show farm - we learned so much about ostriches and ostrich products, and the of course had great fun when two of our party got to ride one of these spectacular birds. Our guide was very informative and humorous, too.

However, it was HOT (40+ degrees), and I couldn't help feeling that we were being pushed around a little faster than we might have been done had it been a little cooler.

Certainly worth doing, but check in advance how long the tour will be and then make sure you get the full time you pay for.

Thank Mark H
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2014

Thank you, Mark ! I do apologise for the 40 degrees. We appreciate your feedback !! Kind regards - jan

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This tour covers everything about ostriches and ostrich farming. The guide was very knowledgeable and did a very good job. This tour would also be very good for kids of all ages.

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