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“Great Tour!”

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.
Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Tour!”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth the visit, never got so close to an Oistrich,”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 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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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Will never see an Ostrich in the same light again”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for the fantastic feedback !! Greatly Appreciated !! Kind regards - jan
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Incheon, South Korea
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting but somewhat rushed”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you, Mark ! I do apologise for the 40 degrees. We appreciate your feedback !! Kind regards - jan
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Nuremberg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
283 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“I Learned A Lot About Ostriches”
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.

Visited January 2014
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