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“Great outing to the ostrich farm!”

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #4 of 33 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.
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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

Thank Leah G
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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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.

Thank Jasonlikestotravel
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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

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, an ostrich can easily carries a person of your weight but we do not want to take any risks and want to ensure everyone that we are responsible and in full control of the well being of our birds.

Please visit us again in the future!

Best regards

Johan

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 Ostrich which was an experience haha , we also got to watch an Ostrich race between the farmers which was interesting. Would defo recommend this to anybody!!

Thank ish986
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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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 time please make use of our restaurant which is a fantastic experience.

Best regards

Johan

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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 was great fun, a place to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Thank GoLiveYoung
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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

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

Thank 834karing
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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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

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