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Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #5 of 33 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hey, they take care of their birds....if you think it's "mean"for a kid to sit on an ostrich or ride one don't go there! This was a fun place for our family of 19, including 8 children age 9-16. Our guide, Juan, really made a hit with our group (which included 6 young ladies for whom Juan was an added attraction). The facts about ostriches truly are fascinating and this attraction is a must if you are in the area. Go to the birds!

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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Thank you for your review ! We have strict weight limits for those who want to sit on an ostrich for a photo or those visitors who are keen on riding an ostrich. You have to weigh less than 70kg if you want to ride and less than 80kg if you want to sit on one. Keep in mind ostriches are big and strong animals who weigh more than 120 kg when fully grown. Thank you for your visit and I am glad you and your group enjoyed your guided tour

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our visit to the ostrich farm was included in our Garden Route tour. It was interesting, informative and fun and I certainly learnt more about ostriches in that short time than I had over the course of my life time. We had the opportunity to sit on an ostrich and a few brave ones amongst us had chosen to go for a ride on one. Our tour ended with an ostrich race.

Thank KiwiWoman03
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your review ! Ostriches are truly amazing animals (birds) and I am pleased you found the tour to be informative and interesting. Thank you for your visit and feedback

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We debated about visiting the Ostrich Farm but was very happy that we did. We arrived early and was greeted warmly by everyone we interacted with. After buying our tickets we were taken on the tour by guide Jaco even though it was just two of us there at the time. He really made the experience very interactive and fun and we really enjoyed ourself. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting Oudtshoorn. The kids will love it (the adults also).

Thank KAvenant
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your review ! We know that our visitors want to learn more about these unique and ancient birds when they visit and we want to make sure they leave us with a newfound appreciation of ostriches. We also know that our visitors are on holiday and therefore it is important to make sure they are having a fun time too. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Very good and informative. Sit or get hugged by a ostrich. Jaco wss a gredt guide! There is also a osttich race at the end of the tour.

Thank Hein C
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your review ! Our guides are very knowledgeable concerning ostriches and also very passionate about our birds. I will make sure to tell Jaco that you enjoyed his tour very much. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you want to know more about ostriches go to the farm. It is well worth it. Our guide was very informative. We even sat on an ostrich but declined to race on one! Not sure if the travel insurance covered that!

Thank Tania C
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Billy E, Manager at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your review ! I am glad you enjoyed your guided tour and had a great time. I do not know if travel insurance covers ostrich riding as well ! I would imagine it does. Riding at Safari Ostrich Farm is done under very safe circumstances and we never have any persons injuring themselves since we are so attentive to both the ostrich and the "rider's" well-being. Thank you for your visit and feedback.

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