We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Features Animals
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
466
All photos (466)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“baby ostriches”(42 reviews)
“eggs”(102 reviews)
“feather dusters”(18 reviews)
About
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Website
+27 44 272 7115
Reviews (791)
Filter reviews
518 results
Traveler rating
315
151
28
10
14
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
315
151
28
10
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbaby ostricheseggsfeather dusterspepper tree restaurantostrich productsdonkey cartgreat funostrich tourgreat tourlife cycleinformative tourostrich steakweight limitguest housegreat visitsense of humourostrich leather
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 518 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Very insightful tour about ostriches, including how and what they eat, their feather, their strength, their eggs etc. Part of the programme is feeding the ostriches bare handed. Great experience. Kids loved it!

Thank Nomaddies
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to Highgate with friends for a visit, not expecting much at all, but was blown away by the place, the facilities, and the restaurantMore

Thank 247LiveLife
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this very beautiful review, we as team rally appreciate it and thank you for the high rating and all your compliments!! We are so proud of what we have accomplished over time at Highgate, really something special to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very fun and informative tour! We didn’t know much about Ostriches but the guide Hermès was so great in explaining all things Ostriches! The tour comes with riding which we chose not to participate in (also glad to hear that this will stop starting...More

Thank SimSimBamBam
Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning Visitor Thank you for your great feedback and high rating, we really appreciate it! Thank you for visited Highgate, you will agree that you are having a lot of fun as well! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great trip out. Beautiful drive from Wilderness to Highgate Ostrich Farm. Not disappointed. A fab experience for adults and children alike. An informative (amazing guide) and fun activity. Many thanks to our guide.More

Thank colleenp849
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Colleen Thank you so much for this very positive feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate this. I am glad you had a great experience with us. Thank you for choosing Highgate Ostrich Farm. I hope you are enjoying the rest of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was really knowledgeable about every aspect of the ostrich farm. There were loads of fun parts such as the feeding of the animals and the race! A must do in the Oudtshoorn region.More

Thank Janou R
Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janou Thank you so much for this very beautiful feedback and high rating, we as team really appreciate it! Thank you for visited Highgate, I am so happy you had a great experiencing and enjoy some laugh as well. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pathetic and misleading should let people know there is a weight limit to ride the ostriches 4 hour drive for nothing gift shop staff showed no sign of interest or helpfulness if you want to waste your time and money highly recommendMore

3  Thank Peter0858
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter I think your are really nasty and I hope you feel better now after you sent this bad review. Please read a website or phone next time before you drive to a airport to hear all the flights are fully booked. Regards Johan...More

A TripAdvisor Member
10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour with our guide Ben, who was very knowledgeable and could answer every question. We saw the babys just 7 days old, the young birds and the full grown animals. You could also touch and feed the birds in an unstressfull way...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for this lovely review, we all appreciate this! Thanks for visited Highgate, I am sure you had a fantastic time and I hope you had something to eat at our Pepper Tree Restaurant which became very popular in Oudtshoorn. I hope...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We all had a ball. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this place to visit. Kids really enjoyed it, especially feeding the ostriches.More

Thank JodieBlock1
Jan B, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Dear Jodie Many thanks Jodie for your beautiful feedback, we appreciate it! Thank you for visited Highgate, I am sure you will not forget the wonderful experience you had with us. Please visit us again, please make use of our lovely restaurant with delicious food...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Ben was a wonderful guide, very calm, knowledgable and clearly passionate about ostriches. The tour starts with visits to various parts of the farm around the cafe area including learning about ostrich feathers, how feather dusters are made by hand...More

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

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback and for visited Highgate. We really appreciate this high rating, much appreciated! We are fighting a terrible drought on the farm with very low income, therefor the tourism side of our family business really helps...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We went in the off season june, so we had the ranch to ourselves.. in busy season dont think i would feel the same... but we had a great tour, got to ride the ostriches, and our guide was very good, explaining the bubble in...More

Thank Carl R
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Dear Carl Thank you for visiting Highgate Ostrich Farm. We appreciate this beautiful feedback and high rating. It was great having you here to experience the wonderful life cycle of the ostrich! It is such a wonderful bird to farm with, weighs 100-140 kg and...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
irenemaclean
March 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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!
1
Vote
janetwood1001
March 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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.
0
Votes
Shreyansh S
June 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote