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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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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...more
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Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I visited Highgate which is owned by the Mooiplaas Guest house, this was an amazing experience as both myself and my daughter got to sit on an Ostrich, my daughter managed to go a step further by actually riding an ostrich, this...More

1  Thank Paul L
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Paul Thank you for visiting Highgate and this great feedback, we as team really appreciate it. Thanks for the high rating, we are working very hard to ensure our visitors get the best and valuable information regarding our farm activities and the ostrich industry!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They use every part of this bird. Gives you an understanding of how important to the economy it is. If you are lucky you will experience the staff having a race with them at the end of your trip.More

Thank GrahamGrape
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graham Many thanks for your review and for visited Highgate. Thanks you for the high rating, we as team really appreciate it! I am glad you had an enjoyable time with us. Looking forward to welcome you back at Highgate. Best regards Johan Keller...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make up your mind upfront if you can cope that a ostrich farm is simply business. Every piece of that animal is used to make money. Dead or alive. Despite that I have to admit we had a good time feeding, sitting and riding them....More

1  Thank JNinSA
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for visiting Highgate, your review and for enjoying the activities we offer. Much appreciated! I honestly do not fully understand your first sentence, I am sure we are all in business to make money! The ostrich industry is fighting a huge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This consists of learning the full lifecycle of the bird from an egg to a full grown. You are given first hand experience, including. The handing of baby Ostriches.More

Thank Caruanapp
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you very much for this beautiful review and high score, we as team really appreciate it. We are back at no 3 on trip advisor for activities in Oudtshoorn area due to our beautiful reviews from our lovely visitors which you one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family all enjoyed the visit to Highgate very much. It was cold when we arrived and the kids enjoyed a hot chocolate from the little coffee shop there. The tour was interesting and feeding the ostriches a highlight for all of us. We got...More

Thank catfish373
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and high rating. I appreciate your honest opinion regarding the tip boxes, I respect your views. I know this can upset some of our visitors, I allowed this practice on request of our guides and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outdshoorn has 3 ostrich farms, we visited Highgate. Its pretty informative and the fuide explains really well on the farming process, the ostrich life cycle, etc. At the end of thw tour they allow you to feed the ostriches and if yor weigh less than...More

Thank tanay90
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tanay Thank you so much for this fantastic feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate it. I am glad you had an enjoyable time with us. There are so much fun which we share with our clients. Thank you for visited Highgate....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an hour to spare while in Oudtshoorn, and decided to visit an Ostrich farm. The first one only had tours (that did not fit into our schedule, and we could not go and see any birds. We drove on to Highgate where we...More

Thank MdVSouthAfrica
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for this sincere feedback, we at Highgate appreciate it! This is very sad that you have missed the tour although I realized that you had very limited time. An hour at Highgate under the Pepper Tree with a cold bear will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although Highgate is a world famous Ostrich show farm it deserves more recognition for also having one of the finest restaurants in Oudtshoorn. So, next time you want to visit a restaurant that offers food prepared with passion and fresh produce you know where to...More

Thank JoyfullWesternCape
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "Joyfull" Thank you so much for this very and much appreciated feedback and high rating!! I must employ you to help me with the marketing of Highgate Ostrich Farm. Our restaurant really becomes one of the bests in Oudtshoorn and a must do exercise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold and blustery day but the energetic guide Damien made sure we were entertained with his humour and knowledge of everything ostrich. Facilities are a little tired but nonetheless a very worthwhile visit. Ps- a weight limit of 75 kg to...More

Thank Bruce S
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated! I will take a walk to inspect the "facilities which is a bit tired" I know the drought conditions and no green grass or Lucerne fields adds to this! We hope that when you return Oudtshoorn had its lovely rains as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t too sure about an ostrich farm but so glad we visited - we certainly know a lot about them now! Tours leave about every hour and our guide Ben was excellent. We learned about how every part of the bird is used and...More

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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Annie Many thanks for this great feedback and high rating, we really appreciate it. Ben is a very good guide, 24 years at Highgate and knows basically everything of the ostrich industry. I am so glad that you had an unforgettable time with us...More

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Nick R
15 September 2018|
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Response from agarwal_anupama12 | Reviewed this property |
It is only the farm you cannot roam around any where else at it is quite far from the city. They have their own tour for approx 1 hour.
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irenemaclean
31 March 2018|
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Response from AradhanaVerma | Reviewed this property |
Hi Irene, shows are their very hour and I think can accommodate quite a few people. You will get more information regarding timings and cost on their website. Enjoy!
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janetwood1001
30 March 2017|
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Response from Johan K | Property representative |
Good morning, no , you do not need to buy tickets in advance, you can also enjoy delicious food in our restaurant before or after the tour.
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