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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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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 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed learning about and meeting the Ostriches. Nice shop too with some unusual souvenirs.

Thank Pam183
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Pam Many thanks for your feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate it. I am glad you had an exciting day with us. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is SA's original Ostrich show farm and it doesn't disappoint. Visited here with my parents a long time ago. The tour takes 90 minutes and in the midday sun (almost 40 degrees) was too long, they should offer a shortened version in my opinion.

Thank UrbanWarior
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved learning about the ostriches! They really enjoyed many things including: 1) Sitting on an ostrich 2) Riding on a donkey cart 3) Petting the baby ostriches 4) Learning lots about ostriches 5) Ostrich race So much for children to learn. Kids amazed that...More

Thank iflyaway777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good guide, so knowledgeable about the farm and ostriches. Nice to see small ostrich baby trying to get out from its egg. Good fun for four adults.

Thank Sept_69
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer Thank you for visited us. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your trip. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The website information is not very accurate: tour times and rates don't match. The explanation of the tour guide is interesting but the tour itself is rather short in time and a bit overpriced in my eyes. They pretend to have a couple of thousand...More

Thank Geert_De_Belie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what an amazing afternoon. feeding the ostriches, holding a 7day one. learning about eh eggs and leather and the feathers. then on to sitting on an ostrich and riding one. will never forget it. shop had a wide range of souvenirs, we got a painted...More

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

Hi Clare Many thanks for this very beautiful review and high score, we as team really appreciate it. Thanks for visiting us, I know you had a wonderful time with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back , this time you must also...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Nice quick tour, included is holding a 7week old baby, feeding adult ostrich and going to see and hold the eggs, at a separate location. It was also neat to see how the feather dusters are made and so we enjoyed the experience overall.

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

Hi San Thank you for this review and rating, we as team really appreciate this. Thank you for visited Highgate. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour on the farm from Ben. He was so knowledgeable of the farm and the history including the previous owners. Would highly recommend getting a tour and specially asking for Ben! Thanks so much!More

Thank Deon L
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Deon Many thanks for this great feedback and high rating, we as team at Highgate really appreciate it!! We are a great team , we as owners are so fortunate to have this very warm hearty and hard working team. Our guests absolutely loves...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 10 September 2018

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 11 September 2018

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

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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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