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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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Nice and interesting

It was nice to hold the baby birds and the eggs. Also touching the soft neck of the ostrich and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chemical5
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Karlsruhe
via mobile
Enjoyable way to send an hour or two

We enjoyed our visit to Highgate and our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It represents good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve R
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“baby ostriches” (35 reviews)
“eggs” (77 reviews)
“feather dusters” (14 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

It was nice to hold the baby birds and the eggs. Also touching the soft neck of the ostrich and feeding them out of the hand is not an every day experience. Of course it's a bit expensive and a very touristy thing but well...More

Thank chemical5
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to Highgate and our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It represents good value and is ideal for families.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really something one should do while visiting Oudtshoorn. The staff are probably the most polite in SA. Did feel a bit bad for the ostriches though but then again, I’m not a member of PETA. Do not forget to visit the gift shop and get...More

Thank Subhayu S
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Subhayu Thank you for the review and for visited Highgate. We appreciate it. We are so thankful for the rain as we are fighting a very bad drought in the South Western part of South Africa. Tourism is becoming such an important part of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tour At The Farm was very informative und The Guide was fluent in german, which was very welcomed. It’s clearly a place created for tourists but we enjoyed our stay there, especially The delicious Food.More

Thank fabildn
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for your review and for visited Highgate Ostrich Farm. I am happy that you had a enjoyable time with us. We are really fortunate to have very talented guides with good sense of humor. Our visitors absolutely love and enjoy them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived it was a bit disorganised, not clear where to go and no information but after about a 20 minute wait our guide arrived and he was great, shared loads of information but made it all fun, then we drove about 5...More

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

Dear Lizzie Thank you for your feedback. I find it strange that no one approached you when you entered our gate, we have a rule on the farm that there must be a guide at the gate at any moment of time. I will speak...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the tour at Highgate which takes about 90 minutes. You get to see the whole story of the Ostrich world and I found it really interesting. We handled the baby's, met the parents, stood on the eggs and then went Ostrich riding. Our...More

Thank Kevin T
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Kevin for this very beautiful review and for visited Highgate. We hope you had a wonderful time in SA and that you consider coming back again. Best regards Johan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so much fun. Our guide Matts gave us a very informative and funny tour of the farm. Enjoyed feeding the birds, checking out the eggs and walking around the farm. This farm also allows ostrich riding, which despite what people say does...More

Thank Arabind N
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Arabind Thank you for your beautiful feedback especially admitting how carefully we look after our birds. As ostrich farmers, for 5 generation , we have to look after our industry and the well being of our lovely ostriches. There is a total misunderstanding of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fine opportunity to see ostriches up close. We had a wonderfully articulate guide whose use of language in the presentation was a treat in itself. It was interesting to see the stages in an ostrich's life at the farm.

Thank Varty_10
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Varty for your beautiful review and high rating. It was great to have you with us. Thank you for your support. Regards Johan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to get in direct contact with these huge birds. Unfortunately they do not tell a lot about the history of the Ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn, the tour is more focused on the commercial product they manufacture there and on rising the ostriches. I...More

1  Thank Daphne B
DeDennefarmacc, Owner at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Daphne Thank you for your review and for visiting Highgate Ostrich Farm. Thank you for your interest in the history of the ostrich farms. We are the 5 generation farmers on farm around Highgate. We as Keller family bought Highgate 4 years ago after...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit to interact & learn about ostriches. Heaps of fun and you can even ride an ostrich if you’re game!

Thank Tangles101
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you very much for this review and for visited Highgate. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Johan

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janetwood1001
30 March 2017|
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Response from DeDennefarmacc | 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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