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“not so good experience”

Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 16, 2008

We were a family of six visiting from Canada. The following points to ponder on is worth mentioning - we were not able to eat at the restaurant simply because we did not make a reservation ( the eatery was not full and even if we wanted to make a reservation for after our midday tour we were advised to buy food from the attached tuck shop which had only one sausage roll left and not enough potato chips for the rest) - the curious shop is extremely expensive if compared with other surrounding comparable outlets - our guide, which was a great guy, had the embarrassing job to beg a ride with one of us in our already loaded private vacation vehicles to take us all to the exhibition farm which is actually a distance from the reception. -we were not informed about the distant drive to the main farm before we bought the entry tickets. - the main farm did not make us feel welcome at all especially if taken in consideration that the house was declared a national monument and we were only allowed to view it from the dusty road about 100m away. - the shed at the breading farm that we sat in during a presentation was falling apart. - if compared with other attractions in the area and the rest of South-Africa it is obvious that this business is simply not in the same class and is in need of positive upgrades especially if taken in consideration that thousands of overseas visitors are being brought there by outfitting companies and tour operators.

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Reviewed June 17, 2008

Myself and 4 friends visisted this farm back in November 07 while we were staying in Buffelsdrift on safari.

The guide gives you a tour of this farm which is really interesting but the best thing is you get to interact with one of the birds, her name is Betsy!!! And i fell in love with her!!!

She will give you a hug, kiss you, she's fab !!!

You will then get to meet the 2 birds that they use for breeding, Adam and Eve and if you're lucky, get to see loads of baby ostrich.

You are then given an oppurtunity to ride an ostrich, i declined on this offer, i didnt think it looked kind to the birds but i'm assured that ostrich riding is a sport and not cruel at all.

An ostrich massage was then offered out, yes you heard me!!! An ostrich massage!!! How could i turn that down ? Basically, you have to stand with your back against the fence that keeps the birds in and the guide holds a bucket of feed in front of you. Before you know it, you have 10+ birds diving over your shoulders to get food and it feels a bit weird but also like a massage. Very strange experience but lots of fun !!!

There is also a gift shop where you can buy lots of ostrich teddies among loads of other stuff.

This tour doesnt take long, around 90 minutes but don't miss out !

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