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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 7115
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‘ Piet the Ostrich ! ‘

Piet, was described as an ostrich in the children’s school text book, who was very inquisitive. One... read more

Reviewed yesterday
832helenag
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Good fun and great value for money

The Ostrich Tour is genuinely interesting and fun. You get to learn about the breeding programme... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BenhamParty
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Wokingham, Berkshire
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Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7115
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Piet, was described as an ostrich in the children’s school text book, who was very inquisitive. One day he picked up a hot potato from the kitchen window and gobbled it up ! I guess Life was a tad difficult for him for sometime after...More

Thank 832helenag
DeDennefarmacc, Owner at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Helena Thank you for sharing this story about "Piet" I can add a couple of beautiful stories what we experience here on the farm daily, i.e. my guides must keep their eyes on their guiding badges and ear rings as Piet, Sunny, and the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Ostrich Tour is genuinely interesting and fun. You get to learn about the breeding programme and how the Ostrich is utilised for commercial purposes as well as getting the opportunity to feed and sit on one. The guides incorporate some fun and humour and...More

Thank BenhamParty
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Benham for this great feedback, much appreciated! Regards Johan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of our first trip to Africa. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. But I didn’t like the ostrich sitting,riding or racing. The birds appeared distressed and in my opinion it should be stopped. Other than that a great experienceMore

Thank Anne040164
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anne Thank you for your beautiful review. I respect your view regarding the riding , I just want to ensure you that you do not do any harm or course any pain to anyone of our ostriches by doing so. The time of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing outing with the family. Please we’re very friendly and interesting. The food was top class, I recommend the bobotie ostrich spring rolls and the ostrich carpaccio for sure! Very knowledgeable tour guide and the kids had and awesome time with the...More

Thank adeleo590
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Adele for this beautiful feedback and your high rating, we really appreciate this! We are looking forward to welcome you back at Highgate. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour today and had a great time with lots of informations! Our guide was very nice and helpful! It was exciting seeing the ostriches breeding, and seeing the chicks - with possibility to hold them! Also feeding was possible... wonderful handcrafted goods...More

Thank Verena130
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Verena Thank you for this lovely feedback, we are very proud of what we have accomplished at Highgate. We are fortunate to have some of the best guides and staff at Highgate , very friendly and educated people. I hope you had a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a close peak into the life of Ostriches. The guide was very good and told us all about ostriches and showed us around the place. There was an ostrich race conducted by Ostrich jockeys. We were also given an opportunity to ride them, feed...More

Thank AradhanaVerma
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for visited Highgate and this very nice feedback. I am glad you had a wonderful time with us on the farm, the kids always loves the activities and the interaction with the birds. I hope you will experience a wonderful 2018!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. Learned a lot about ostriches and their feathers and their care and their meat and more. Wonderful staff. Watched people have a ride (I wasn’t game!) but others got great joy from it. Recommend it for a good couple of hours activity. We...More

Thank Rrupandaway
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback and the high rating!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday too! Best regards Johan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a tour with 2 children and we all had a lovely time. Our guide, Dainan (hopefully we spelled it right) was animated, helpful and informative and we would recommend visiting this farm to all our friends and family, definitely a trip to...More

Thank teamvisser2014
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visistor Thank you so much for visited Highgate and for this beautiful feedback, it is much appreciated! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is great fun. You will be able to feed, touch, sit on and even ride an ostrich. Tour guides are very good and welcoming.

Thank Annika D
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Annika for this good rating and for visited Highgate. We as team appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will have a fantastic year. Drive safe back home. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highgate was recommended by our backpacker. They have a tour every hour. Last tour at 16:00pm. Thought tickets were a bit pricey. R170pp. Tour started on time and we had a very nice, energetic tour guide. Is was very organised and informative. There is also...More

Thank _taliedutoit
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Talie Thank you for your great feedback, much appreciated! We have a tour every 30 minutes from 8.30am until 10am thereafter every 40 minutes until 16H00. I hope you will experience a great 2018. Best regards Johan

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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 Jmt1971 | 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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sashatrading
6 May 2016|
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Response from MarcandLauraB | Reviewed this property |
Hi the farmsite is really good and interesting but we were only visitors so you would need to ask them about a monthly purchase.
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