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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 7115
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We went in the off season june, so we had the ranch to ourselves.. in busy season dont think i... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl R
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Everything you ever wanted to know about ostriches - breeding, feeding, plumage. The true heart of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7115
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the off season june, so we had the ranch to ourselves.. in busy season dont think i would feel the same... but we had a great tour, got to ride the ostriches, and our guide was very good, explaining the bubble in...More

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

Dear Carl Thank you for visiting Highgate Ostrich Farm. We appreciate this beautiful feedback and high rating. It was great having you here to experience the wonderful life cycle of the ostrich! It is such a wonderful bird to farm with, weighs 100-140 kg and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you ever wanted to know about ostriches - breeding, feeding, plumage. The true heart of Oudtshoorn. Neatly planned with elements of American overdone right up there with the Bubba Gump shrimp company.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this visit more that we anticipated. The guided tour took you to look at the egg incubators, see/hold the young ostriches, workshop where they make feather dusters/boas, feeding the adult ostriches (you have to buy packet of grain) & then over to the...More

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

Dear Helen Thank you very much for visiting Highgate Ostrich Farm, we are glad you had an exciting time with us! We are looking forward to welcome you back! Have a lovely day. Regards Johan Keller

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the farm. Very neat and interresting facts. However disgusted by people riding and racing these beautiful animals. It is cruel in all sences of the word. Would not recommend if you love animalsMore

Thank bae1950africa
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bae Thank you for your review, although I disagree with your facts you mentioned. We respect your feelings and views but we are all animal lovers, we have dogs, horses, donkeys , ostriches and various other cattle for the reason that we love to...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible time at Highgate! The tour was excellent, our guide (Ben) was knowledgeable and friendly, and everything about the ostriches was ridiculous and fun. Would highly recommend.More

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

Dear David Thank you so much for this beautiful review and high score, we as team really appreciate this! It was great to have you here on the farm and we are glad you had an exciting time with us! Ben is one of Highgate's...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Watching so close by ostrich and riding on it was something we were waiting for. It was kind of different experience. The guide was helpful in explaining us the entire thing and we were also lucky to watch hundreds of ostriches who were hardly a...More

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

Dear Viral Thank you so much for this great feedback, we are glad you had an exciting time and fun here at Highgate Ostrich Farm. This is a great family event and our visitors love the experience and all the information regarding our farming practices...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to an ostrich farm. After some time the guide came & took us around. He gave us information about the egg & birth of an ostrich. The ostrich were segregated according to their age. He also told & showed us how...More

Thank agarwal_anupama12
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Dear Visitor Thank you for this great feedback and thank you for visited Highgate. I am glad you had an enjoyable time here on the farm! We are looking forward to welcome you back. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in SA. Best regards Johan...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Came here on a rather rainy day but enjoyed our visit a lot. Took the tour which was very informative about both Ostriches and the way the farm works. The Restaurant, which heavily features Ostrich on the menu, was very good. If you want to...More

Thank RacingAl
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing birds. I must admit I did not want to get too close, especially when invited to have an kiss with Betsy! But this is nevertheless an extremely well organised experience with extremely...More

Thank SusannaW799
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Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Susanna Thank you for your great comments regarding your tour and your "pretty" meal. We appreciate your support. I am glad you had an enjoyable experience, I am just concern say all this, why did you rate us only 3/5 ? Please send me...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Nice place to have some lunch. Food was good and with extensive menu. Loads of space for children to run around. Friendly staff. Informative short tour which was very interactive and good value for money. I did some research about which Ostrich farm to visit...More

Thank LChass
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Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this fantastic feedback, I do really appreciate this, thanks for the high rating and for visiting Highgate. I am glad you also had something to eat at our restaurant which is very famous amongst our visitors. We are...More

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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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Neel219
18 June 2016|
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Response from Jessy M | Reviewed this property |
Highgate has quite a number of tours per day and I don't think you will have a problem if you go the following day. You can call them to confirm your booking but if you fail to do that just try to be there in the morning... More
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