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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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So much fun!

We had a great time learning about ostrich feathers and the industry that has centered around them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karin W
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kids will love it!

Arrived just in time for the guided tour, taken to a barn and given loads of info about ostriches... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cookiehoops
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“baby ostriches” (40 reviews)
“eggs” (100 reviews)
“feather dusters” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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

We had a great time learning about ostrich feathers and the industry that has centered around them. Highlights included holding baby ostriches, feeding the birds, and going for a ride. The kids had a blast and our videos are priceless! We learned a lot and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived just in time for the guided tour, taken to a barn and given loads of info about ostriches, different feathers and shells for the kids to handle taken through to the work shop where we were shown how the feather dusters were made. Outside...More

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Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful review regarding your visit at Highgate, we really appreciate it. Thank you for the high rating, it means a lot to all of us. The kids always have fun here on the farm , they will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great couple of hours spent at this show farm during our stay at Oudtshoon. Our 'ostrich expert' was really knowledgeable, informative and ensured we had great fun during our visit. This included talks about breeding, feathers, eggs, how to make feather boas, ostrich racing, sitting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a lovely lunch at the on site restaurant, we met up with our guide Tabitha and our small group. From the start, it was evident that Tabitha really knew her subject and she was delightful. After hearing all the facts and seeing the feathers,...More

1  Thank Fleece71
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it was going to be a visit, touch some ostrich and that's it. The tour was more than just that. It gave me a deeper insight into the ostrich industry and the animal itself. New found respect for those birds. Ben the guide...More

1  Thank virgilg721
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dearr Visitor Thank you for your feedback and for visited Highgate. We try to satisfy all our visitors by doing a lot of different activities. The production lines are always something special to see rather just to buy the ostrich products without seeing how it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour which included holding ostrich chicks, seeing how ostrich feather and leather products are made, feeding ostriches, and the highlight was ostrich riding! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and our kids really enjoyed the whole experience!More

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

Dear Chris Thank you so much for this feedback and high score, we as team really appreciate this. Also thank you for visited Highgate , our guides are well informed by the day to day rules and regulations regarding the ostrich industry. I hope to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stayed at De Zeeko Farm which is just up the road so arrived early morning. We had a walk round before our tour started and my husband almost had his camera swallowed by an Ostrich - don’t get too close. Our guide was...More

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

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this very beautiful feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate this! I am glad you had some fun with us at Highgate, this is such a fantastic family outing, a must do when you visit Oudtshoorn...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A once in a lifetime experience. Doubt I will ever do anything like this again on my travels! Enjoyed holding a baby ostrich, feeding the adults and riding one! Worth the £10 admission.More

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

Dear Avril Thank you for visited Highgate, this great feedback and high score, we as team really appreciate this. I am glad you had an enjoyable time with us. Next time you must enjoy some of our delicious food at our Pepper tree Restaurant. Best...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful morning at Highgate Ostrich Farm : a very informative tour, a ride on a donkey cart and my son could sit on an ostrich and completed the experience with a delicious lunch.More

Thank sunset1005
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback and for visited us here at Highgate. I am glad you as family had an exciting day with us. We are very proud of the excellence of our Peppertree Restaurant, our food is really something...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to arrive in time for the final tour of the day. Jean lead the tour and he was very passionate and knowledgable about Ostrich farming. The tour was a bit light on information though. How many ostrich are there on the farm? How...More

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

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback and high rating. I have to apologist that Jean battled to answer some of your questions.I will spend some time with him tomorrow morning and make sure that he knows much more! Your question regarding...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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