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Safari Ostrich Show Farm
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$8.30*
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Safari Ostrich Farm Tractor Tour in Oudtshoorn
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Oudtshoorn
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Ostend, Belgium
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice guided tour which gave us a lot of information on ostriches and the history of ostrich farming in the area.

Visited December 2013
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your review ! Ostriches have been around for millions of years and there is a lot of fascinating facts about their behaviour to share with our visitors. I am glad you enjoyed your Safari experience. Thank you for your visit and feedback.
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great family entertainment”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

This was such a great surprise. I was expecting something a bit kitch and touristy, but it was fun. Its really well organised and well thought through to keep people entertained. I think the key was the guide. He was a young tall guy who really knew his stuff. I think he was Afrikaans speaking. But he was bright, friendly and really interesting. The whole family had a great time.

The cafeteria food was pretty grim, but you cant have everything!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Steve C
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Thank you for your review ! We have designed our tours to make it fun and informative with a special focus on the tactile experience whereby our visitors can touch and feel and have an inter-active experience. The tours are designed to be interesting for both young and old. Thank you for your visit and feedback.
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ostrich farm oudtshoorn”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

the ostrich farm was a very cool place and a wicked experience.
when you get to know this special animal you learn to apreciate it.
the tour in the farm starts at the incubator, where you see the babies and the ones that just hatched. you get to feed the grown ups and kiss them (option...hahaha) and above all you get to ride them. the price is fair and the tour lasts an hour.

Visited December 2013
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for your review ! The ostrich is truly a special animal and very unique. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your visit and feedback.
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Blackburn
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Average experience”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Interesting but spoilt by the staccato delivery of our tour guide who sounded like who was commentating on a horse race by the end, faster and faster. Food was uninspiring minute sald to share and tough ostrich steak. Flies abound were animals are and dung only our party member riding the ostrich made it worthwhile.

Visited November 2013
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for your review ! I am sincerely sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations ! If I was made aware of the fact that you had a tough Steak and an average tour I would have tried my best to remedy it for you. I can only hope you will be visiting Oudtshoorn again sometime in the future and we can get another chance to wow you with our ostrich experience. Thank you for your visit and feedback.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“If you don't have a laugh there is something seriously wrong!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was not sure about a visit here but came away having completely enjoyed myself with my family. The entrance fee includes an hour long tour of the farm - NB. You cannot sit or ride an Ostrich without going on the tour. The tours is very good including the chance to feed the birds, sit on an Ostrich (less than 80kg) and ride one (less than 70 kg). But make sure you take insect repellant, as the mosquitoes are out in force in parts of the farm. If you are game make sure you ride an Ostrich, our small person (an eight year old) did and loved it. It is completely supervised with people alongside at all times. We arrived before 10 am, which meant we were there before the tour buses.

Visited November 2013
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review ! I am pleased to know you had a such a great time on the guided tour and enjoyed your time with us so much. For those of us who weigh to much to sit or ride an ostrich there is the opportunity to stand on these big eggs for a photo ! Us bigger people can also feed them to make up for the fact that we can not sit on a ostrich. Thank you for your visit and feedback.
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