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Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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R328 Road | 6 KM From Oudtshoorn Towards Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 7312
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Fascinating and well run.

This area of South Africa has numerous ostrich farms. This one had been recommended to us and we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane W
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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A real surprise

We stopped for an excellent lunch, which was followed by a tour of the ostrich farm. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
y_monaghan
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Safari Ostrich Farm, established in 1956, welcomes you to the ostrich capitol of the world - Oudtshoorn. On arrival, you will meet one of our professional guides, who will take you on an unforgettable tour, where you will learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating nature. The guided tour includes a fun ride on one of our tractors through a huge ostrich breeding camp with 18 adult breeding birds around you - a truly unique experience in itself. Safari Ostrich Show Farm is the first show farm in South Africa where the Kenyan Red and Zimbabwe Blue Ostriches as well as the local South African breed can be viewed.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tractor ride” (38 reviews)
“eggs” (134 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (51 reviews)
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R328 Road | 6 KM From Oudtshoorn Towards Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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"ostrich leather"
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"excellent tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area of South Africa has numerous ostrich farms. This one had been recommended to us and we weren’t disappointed. The place was beautifully kept and well organised. We had an hour’s guided tour which was very informative and interesting. I was delighted to hear...More

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review ! I am glad to know that you were not disappointed by your recommendation to visit Safari Ostrich Farm rather than another farm. I am also very pleased to know that you found our farm to be well maintained and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped for an excellent lunch, which was followed by a tour of the ostrich farm. The tour was highly informative. There was an opportunity to feed the ostriches. A large shop was also available.

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review ! I am so pleased to hear we could pleasantly surprise you with you Safari Ostrich Farm experience. This is exactly our aim - to exceed our visitors' expectations. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificient and yet somewhat amusing flightless birds. We were taken around the enclosures, allowed to hold and stand on their eggs, and even feed them. We were also taken on a tractor ride...More

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review ! Ostriches like shiny objects and if you get very close to them they will try to peck at your ear-rings for example. The ostrich are not interested in biting you per se or being territorial bur wants the shiny...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed learning about the ostriches and the farm from our knowledgeable and friendly guide, CJ. The tour was well organised and presented.More

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review ! I am happy to know you had a fun and informative time with us. Thank you also for the compliments about the lay-out and presentation of our guided tour. I will let C.J. know how much you enjoyed his...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A one hour tour of this farm gave us an insight into these birds. Informative staff. Can actually eat ostrich pie for lunch. Nice but small cafe offering light meals. Shop selling souvenirs and ostrich leather bagsMore

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review ! We have a lovely range of light meal options we offer in our café which includes our home-made Ostrich Pies. We also offer Ostrich Steak and salad and many other light lunch options like wraps and delicious sandwiches. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the tour including the tractor tour for one hour and the lunch afterwards. The tractor tour was very interesting. We were shown the ostriches, could stand on the eggs and could touch one. The guide also told us something about the history of...More

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review ! Most people are surprised when to find out that Ostrich Steak is red meat and not white meat like chicken - and this is understandable because one expects a birds' meat to be white. Ostrich Steak is much healthier...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour for two main reasons. One was that our guide was excellent and also we were delighted to learn that they no longer allow people to ride the ostriches.

Thank Barbara V
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ! I am pleased to know you found our guide to be brilliant and also appreciate the fact that you have the same sentiment about ostrich riding as we do. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting visit. The guides are very good and knowledgeable on their subject. You get up close and personal with the ostriches and feed them by hand if you want to. The visiting area is well set out with cafe, toilet, shop...More

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review ! I am glad to hear you found the whole Safari experience to be good and also that you appreciated the fact that one can get really close and personal with the biggest bird in the world without being in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kids loved the tour as well as feeding the ostriches! We learnt a lot and the guide was open to any questions and could answer them all! Would recommend it when visiting Oudtshoorn.

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ! I am so very glad to hear you found the tour insightful and also that the kids enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect form this visit, but it was really nice. You have a tour every hour that takes 45-60min. If you are a bit early you can drink a cup of coffee in the cafe outside. The guide was really friendly...More

Thank willemsnele
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ! I am glad to hear you found your Safari experience to be great - from the friendly guide and informative tour to the shop experience. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Claire M
12 October 2017|
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Response from Billy E | Property representative |
Hi- Our tours run every hour on the hour from 08h00 until 16h00 when the last tour of the day starts. You do not have to book but if you do book online via our website you will receive a discount on the tour rate... More
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BabyG-inaBottle
19 July 2017|
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Response from Billy E | Property representative |
Hi -I work at Safari Ostrich Farm and can tell you that this would be 100% fine - we are very flexible and if their are seats available on other tour to the one you booked for you are most welcome to join them. Billy... More
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voyagelady
9 February 2017|
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Response from Jimmy L | Reviewed this property |
We went by car, dont know about tours. No race but you can feed, touch and ride them (age/weight limit)
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