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“Ostrich”

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
“Ostrich”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great experience. Jasmine, our guide gave a superb overview, was fun and interacted well. Many thanks to Jan his lovely team of staff, his family for a lovely meal in the restaurant and for being so switched on after only two days of new ownership. Well done and I hope we meet again,
And thanks to all the Ostriches for giving us so much fun.
Thoroughly recommend the experience.
The meal is a gourmet experience that you must go for!

Visited November 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Graham and Heidi.
It was fantastic to meet you both ! We enjoyed every minute with you and are grateful for the lovely review. Enjoy your trip on the open seas and we hope to welcome you back to the Klein Karoo on your next visit. Bon Voyage !! Jan
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28 reviews
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“Manuela was a great tour guide”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Had a fabulous morning, viewing ostrich egg incubators, holding baby ostriches, seeing how the feathers were cleaned and turned in to dusters and boas, fed big ostriches, visted the shop, trod on an egg to see how strong it was and watched ostrich racing. This was followed by a delicious ostrich egg omelette and ostrich steak. The surroundings are beautiful and I will have fond memories forever. We still laugh at the interesting spectacle that is an ostrich going to the toilet :-)

Visited October 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Hi There !
Thank you soo much for the fantastic review ! We are very proud of Manuela and she welcomes your feedback. We wish you all the best and please stop by when you are in our region ? - Jan
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Western Cape
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic ecperience !”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Being the oldest and arguably most renowned Ostrich Show Farm in the world, Highgate a visit to Highgate promise never to dissapoint. On arrival it's very apparent that the new owners have revitalised the apperance of Highgate and everything looks fresh and clean ! The service is fantastic and the guides passionate ! Since Highgate now forms part of one of the worlds largest production osrich farms, there's so much more activity. Many of their ostrich curio products are majufactured on-site which makes fir facinating viewing. Well done Highgate !

Visited March 2013
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Needham, Massachusetts
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“Pretty interesting”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Finding ourselves in the Ostrich capital of South Africa, we felt that we had to visit an Ostrich farm, hence our visit to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. We saw many ostriches and a couple of emus, we helped feed some of the ostriches, and we stood on some of their old eggs (which are amazingly strong). Unfortunately their was no ostrich riding the day we arrived because of overnight rain. Particularly for young children--or people like us who just had to see ostriches up close--this would be a good, if not mind-blowing, experience.

Visited September 2013
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Albert
Thank you for your positive feedback ! It's a pity you could not ride on these magnificent birds ! However, this gives you a good reason to return to the Klein Karoo ! Kind regards
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Very enlightening experience and fun too”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited Highgate whilst on a two night stay in Oudtshoorn in September. It was a quiet afternoon and we were the only visitors, but don't let that put you off, Ben, our guide was very helpful and no questions about the farm stumped him, in fact as were the only visitors Ben was on hand to take pictures of us where we wanted.

The visit varied from seeing eggs decorated, plucked feathers and feather dusters manufactured, 4 day old chicks and feeding adults, which was great fun. The second part of the visit took us out into the fields where we stood on eggs !! and got to sit on an ostrich back. We were offered the chance to race them, but sadly my back prevented me from doing this, but it was great fun watching the 'jockeys' race the ostriches, it was a bit like Epsom.

There is a great variety of farms available in the area who provide this service, but we would thoroughly recommend Highgate for an enjoyable couple of hours visit at a very reasonable rate of 105SAR per person. The site is off the N328 on the south west side of Oudtshoorn and is well signposted.

Visited September 2013
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