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Skip the Line: Highgate Ostrich Farm Tour Ticket

Skip the Line: Highgate Ostrich Farm Tour Ticket
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Our Traditional Ostrich Tour is not only enlightening but also fun for the whole family. Learn all about ostriches, feed one by hand, and watch as our staff expertly demonstrate the various crafts using the ostrich’s exquisite feathers, eggs and leather. Enjoy the our famous ostrich derby where the local jockeys will entertain you!  Guests can visit Curio Shop and The Pepper Tree Restaurant for meals and drinks Duration: 1h15
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 87987P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn Location Address: Volmoed, Oudtshoorn South  33° 39' 28'' East  22° 8' 9'' Directions: FROM CAPE TOWN Take the N1 to Worcester. From there, take the Route 62. Just before you reach Oudtshoorn, turn right to Mossel Bay (R328). Over the Olifants River Bridge, up a hill and turn right to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm Drive 2 km and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm will be on your left. FROM GEORGE/KNYSNA/PORT ELIZABETH Drive the N2, turn towards George. Take turn off to Oudtshoorn. Drive into Oudsthoorn. Turn left at first traffic light, on R62. Turn left to Mossel Bay (R328). 8 km, turn right to Volmoed. Highgate Ostrich Show farm is 2 km on left. FROM CAPE TOWN ON THE N2 Take the N2 from Cape Town direction George / Oudtshoorn. The sign board will say George/PE. Turn left to Hartenbos / Oudtshoorn. Follow sign boards to Oudtshoorn. Drive over the Robinsons pass About 10 km before Oudtshoorn, sign boards on the left. Turn left to Highgate Show Farm. FROM OUDTSHOORN Take Voortrekker Road (R62) west in direction of Cape Town, Calitzdorp, Mossel Bay. Just at the outskirts of Oudtshoorn turn left (R328) to Mossel Bay. Go over the Olifants River Bridge, up the hill and turn right to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and sunblock
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn Location Address: Volmoed, Oudtshoorn South  33° 39' 28'' East  22° 8' 9'' Directions: FROM CAPE TOWN Take the N1 to Worcester. From there, take the Route 62. Just before you reach Oudtshoorn, turn right to Mossel Bay (R328). Over the Olifants River Bridge, up a hill and turn right to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm Drive 2 km and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm will be on your left. FROM GEORGE/KNYSNA/PORT ELIZABETH Drive the N2, turn towards George. Take turn off to Oudtshoorn. Drive into Oudsthoorn. Turn left at first traffic light, on R62. Turn left to Mossel Bay (R328). 8 km, turn right to Volmoed. Highgate Ostrich Show farm is 2 km on left. FROM CAPE TOWN ON THE N2 Take the N2 from Cape Town direction George / Oudtshoorn. The sign board will say George/PE. Turn left to Hartenbos / Oudtshoorn. Follow sign boards to Oudtshoorn. Drive over the Robinsons pass About 10 km before Oudtshoorn, sign boards on the left. Turn left to Highgate Show Farm. FROM OUDTSHOORN Take Voortrekker Road (R62) west in direction of Cape Town, Calitzdorp, Mossel Bay. Just at the outskirts of Oudtshoorn turn left (R328) to Mossel Bay. Go over the Olifants River Bridge, up the hill and turn right to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and sunblock
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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4.5
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Liz T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa8 contributions
Great experience at Highgate Ostrich Farm
Sep 2021 • Family
Friendly staff, personal attention, very informative tour, delicious lunch under a beautiful tree.
Highgate is situated just outside Oudtshoorn, a little further than some of the other ostrich farms, but was well worth the extra few minutes drive to get to it.
Would highly recommend a visit to them.
Written 6 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this very beautiful review, we as Highgate team really appreciate your visit and support. We are so thankful for each and every visitor that arrives at Highgate as it has been a tough year for all of us. Our tours at Highgate are unique and very informative, even the kids loves to hear, see and understand what we are explaining to them. We are looking forward to welcome you back on the farm. Have a safe journey. Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 6 September 2021
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Melissa M
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Excellent tour experience at Highgate Farm
Apr 2021 • Family
Tour of Highgate Ostrich Farm was awesome! Our guide Matt was extremely knowledgeable and funny too! We learned a lot about ostriches, got to interact with them, hold their eggs and had awesome photo Ops! Thanks to Matt and the Highgate farm!
Written 6 April 2021
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Dear Melissa Sorry for my very late reply. Thank you so much for your support and this beautiful feedback, we appreciate it very much. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Highgate, please try our well known Peppertree restaurant next time. Kind regards Johan
Written 22 June 2021
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shimon s
Rehovot, Israel161 contributions
Fascinating
Because it is off-season we had a private tour with ghd guide at the farm. She was excellent and we learnt lots about ostriches, the industry and its history. We see how feather dusters are made snd even stood on ostrich eggs. We found the gift shop over priced. A worthwhile tour.
Written 1 March 2020
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Dear Shimons Thank you very much for your review and for visited Highgate, we as a team really appreciate your support. I hope we will see you again ! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Johan
Written 3 March 2020
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DayTrip813052
2 contributions
Excellent Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
Didn't know quite what to expect but the tour was excellent. Our guide, Ben, was charming and knowledgeable. We learned way more about ostriches than we ever thought we needed to, and it was fascinating and informative. Highly recommended.
Written 14 February 2020
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Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this beautiful review and feedback. Thank you for the high rating, we really appreciate your support and for being here on the farm. Have a wonderful day. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner
Written 3 March 2020
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Alison D
Halewood, UK39 contributions
Fantastic tour with lunch
Booked direct on line tour included classic lunch. Absolutely fantastic knowledge of our guide apologies I cannot remember his name but he took just the two of us at 12 noon tour. Explained everything we needed to know and even held a 2 day old Ostrich along with feeding the older ones, if you are travelling on the Garden route stop and do this with lunch you will not be disappointed the food was out of this world nothing what I expected for the price we paid, the staff can't do enough keep up the great work.
Written 30 January 2020
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Dear Alison Thank you very much for this beautiful review and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it! I am excited that you experienced everything positive and that you have been looked well after. We are having the best guides who make our tours very informative with good sense of humor as well. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Highgate! Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate
Written 5 February 2020
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Kelly-Ann
3 contributions
Amazing guide!! great staff!
Dec 2019
Geraldine was top class!! she asked all the guests where they came from and proceeded to greet and address the 2 foreign groups (from different countries) in their own language- blown away by the effort she has put into her guiding craft!!
Staff were super helpful and efficient. Shop well priced!
Written 19 January 2020
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Dear Visitor Thank you for this beautiful review and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it. Geraldine is a star as you have mentioned, very talented lady with always a smile on her face! So be the rest of our other guides who are well educated and qualified as professional guides. Our guests absolutely loves the experience and all the information regarding this wonderful bird and industry. Highgate is very proud to be the oldest and most original ostrich farm in the world today. Our tours are unique and very interesting , our food at our Peppertree restaurant is some of the best in town! Thank you for visited Highgate, we hope and look forward to welcome you back on the farm in the future! Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 23 January 2020
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Tea4Five
Stuttgart26 contributions
Better than expected
Jan 2020 • Family
We went to this farm with low expectations, but it was actually quite educational. We learned about breeding and raising the animals, as well as marketing the products. I was not too fond of the feeding part, but many in our group had a great time and took lots of photos.
Written 10 January 2020
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Johan K
Dear Visitor Thank you for your review. The only problem I have is why are you visiting an activity if you are having low expactations of the property.? Highgate is a very special farm with a great history, also the very first ostrich farm in the world. Our tour is unique with lots more thean you have mentioned. Our food at our restaurant is also really special. Thank you for visited us. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/manager Highgate
Written 11 January 2020
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Mascha1503
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Great informative experience and very helpful
We really enjoyed our tour with Ben. Very informative, we learned so much about ostriches. During the tour our 10 year old daughter fainted from the heat and Ben and all the other staff were very kind and helpful. Thank you all for looking after her. Don’t hesitate to go to Highgate. Some travel guides advise you not to go because Highgate still does the ostrich riding but they don’t!! It’s a beautiful place and a purely informative tour.
Written 6 January 2020
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Dear Mascha Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it. Ben is a good guide who was born at Highgate. His dad worked on the farm with the previous owners, the Hoopers, a family originated from England during the early 1800's! Ben became well known around the world as he was on many TV shows during all the years, first as a jockey and later on as a master guide! WE DO NOT DO THE OSTRICH RIDING anymore as you have mentioned! We have stopped this activity a year ago as we had so many requests from various people and companies to respect the animal sensitive people, we respected it and STOP during Jan 2019! Thank you for supporting us at Highgate, we are looking forward to welcome you back! Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 23 January 2020
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Patrick McCarthy
20 contributions
You never to old to learn
Dec 2019
We visited the farm during our holiday in December 2019 and really enjoyed it. I learnt facts about the history of ostriches from the guide who really knew his stuff. We always tend to think we know everything because we grew up in Africa, but this was proof that I actually knew nothing. The guide told us about the history of the feather industry as well as the meat. We were given an opportunity to feed the ostriches by hand and hold the chicks. We also visited the gift shop and purchased lots of interesting goodies.
Written 31 December 2019
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Johan K
Dear Visitor Many thanks for this beautiful review and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it. I am exciting to hear that you have learned a lot, this is so true, we are fortunate to have really educated and brilliant guides. They are mostly all qualified as registered guides, therefor they know a lot of South Africa as well other then only the Highgate experience!! Thank you so much for choosing Highgate ostrich farm, we are looking forward to have you back in the years to come! Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate
Written 2 January 2020
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Junade Latiff
Cape Town Central, South Africa150 contributions
Informative for adults and kids and great fun too
Dec 2019
My wife and daughters visited here on the 15 December 2019. We just managed to catch the last tour of the day which was at 16h00. Most of the farm shuts down to visitors at about 5pm with the restaurant staying open until much later. The tour entailed an overview of the commercial farming of ostriches, where ostriches are raised for feathers, meat, and skin. In addition to the general overview we got to see a pair of Kenyan and Zimbabwean ostriches and differentiate them from the more recognisable South African ostriches.
My daughters and I got to test the strength of Ostrich eggs by standing on them, as well as hold baby ostriches. We visited the incubators as well as hatcheries and had a demonstration of how feather dusters are made, using a machine over 100 years old.
I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 20 December 2019
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Johan K
Dear Visitor Many thanks for visiting Highgate, this beautiful review and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it. I am glad you had a fantastic experience, please visit us again when you are back in Oudtshoorn. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner
Written 30 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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ChrisFourways
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A must do if you going to Oudshoorn
The tour we did was extremely enjoyable and informative. The guide was very knowledgable about the whole life cycle
sweatydutchman
sweatydutchman
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Top class tour
An hour and a half Ostrich farm tour with Ben as our guide, gave us great insight and knowledge about this marvelou
VilhelmThygesen
VilhelmThygesen
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The O.G Ostrich farm
We visited this ostrich farm in february in the afternoon. It was recommended by some friends of ours and I must ad
heinmich
heinmich
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Fantastic
What a fun activity. We learned SO much! We got to feed couple month old babies (who is much bigger than you think)
MeraaiKraai
MeraaiKraai
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A fascinating and fun experience
Our visit to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm was a fascinating experience delivered by some outstanding staff. Our tour
ABrodrick
ABrodrick
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A learning experience!
A very good tour, informing us of everything happening on a working ostrich farm as well as educating talks about a
Iolanda A
Iolanda A
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Very interesting and informative ...
The guide who took us along this very thorough ostrich farm visit and shared with us valuable information in French
TanjaRKhos
TanjaRKhos
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You can not get closer to the ostriches than here
We had a great day at the Highgate ostrich farm. We visited the baby ostriches and the teens and the adults. Such a
Keith70
Keith70
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A close encounter with young Ostriches
There are numerous Ostrich Farms around Oudtshoorn and we were recommended Highgate by our guest house. This farm h
Chris B
Chris B
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Amazing fine dining experience !!
We had a formal function for the SKAL Club at Highgate this past weekend and all I can say is WOW !! The food was s
Andrew_and_Nell
Andrew_and_Nell
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Superb Dinner
We were absolutely blown away by the dinner we recently has at the Highgate Ostrich Farm. Nellie and her team produ
Casine
Casine
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Good tour
Was here many many years ago - the whole place seemed a lot smaller and a bit run down - a lot has changed at highg
BackPacker800547
BackPacker800547
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Interesting show farm
Great location where you can see all aspects of ostrich life and farming The guide was excellent and we got to sta
Lisa_at_large
Lisa_at_large
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Give it a miss... go to another Ostrich Farm
We arrived just as a tour was starting , o we were told to pay after the tour. Our guide was good, quite knowledge
RichardHugen
RichardHugen
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A renewed meeting
12 years ago we visited this farm also. This time we wanted to show Highgate to friends. Although it was our second
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