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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

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 2 days 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

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 3 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 October 3, 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 September 25, 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 September 27, 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 September 14, 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 September 17, 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 September 9, 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 September 11, 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

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Make up your mind upfront if you can cope that a ostrich farm is simply business. Every piece of that animal is used to make money. Dead or alive. Despite that I have to admit we had a good time feeding, sitting and riding them....More

Thank JNinSA
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Dear Visitor Thank you for visiting Highgate, your review and for enjoying the activities we offer. Much appreciated! I honestly do not fully understand your first sentence, I am sure we are all in business to make money! The ostrich industry is fighting a huge...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

This consists of learning the full lifecycle of the bird from an egg to a full grown. You are given first hand experience, including. The handing of baby Ostriches.More

Thank Caruanapp
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Dear Visitor Thank you very much for this beautiful review and high score, we as team really appreciate it. We are back at no 3 on trip advisor for activities in Oudtshoorn area due to our beautiful reviews from our lovely visitors which you one...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Our family all enjoyed the visit to Highgate very much. It was cold when we arrived and the kids enjoyed a hot chocolate from the little coffee shop there. The tour was interesting and feeding the ostriches a highlight for all of us. We got...More

Thank catfish373
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and high rating. I appreciate your honest opinion regarding the tip boxes, I respect your views. I know this can upset some of our visitors, I allowed this practice on request of our guides and...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Outdshoorn has 3 ostrich farms, we visited Highgate. Its pretty informative and the fuide explains really well on the farming process, the ostrich life cycle, etc. At the end of thw tour they allow you to feed the ostriches and if yor weigh less than...More

Thank tanay90
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Tanay Thank you so much for this fantastic feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate it. I am glad you had an enjoyable time with us. There are so much fun which we share with our clients. Thank you for visited Highgate....More

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Nick R
September 15, 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
March 31, 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
March 29, 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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