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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
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It's true. Highgate is the world's oldest ostrich show farm. But it is a working farm too. So we don't do things for show. We give you the real African farm experience. Our guided tour takes approx. 75 minutes & an expert guide will show you our...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Scenic Cape Route 62 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7115
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour. Small numbers of guests and a very enthusiastic guide. Good interaction with the birds and craftwork from the local team.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hornet9547
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor Thank you for this beautiful review and the high rating, we really appreciate it. Thank you for visited Highgate Ostrich Farm, I am glad you had an informative and exciting time. Best regards Johan Keller Co-Owner Highgate

Reviewed 2 days ago

Guided tour of the facilities and very informative talk on how and why they breed the birds. Adorable baby ostriches. Good restaurant facilities and very friendly and helpful staff.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ca55y
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor Many thanks for your beautiful feedback and high rating, we as Highgate team really appreciate it. I am glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our lovely food, it is really a wonderful experience, compliments to Nellie and her team. Best regards Johan...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The excursion was more than I expected. The tour was very informative and educational, we learnt a lot about all stages of ostriches’ life. We also got to feed ostriches with bear hand which was absolutely fun. The main highlight of the tour was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jurate J
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jurate Wow, thank you so much for this beautiful feedback and great rating, we as a team really appreciate it so much. I am glad you enjoyed the tour as well as our delicious food. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendly staff welcomed us at the parking and introduced us to the tour guide for that time slot (they do tours every hour). The animals are treated with great care and respect and the tour was informative. I got to ride an ostrich which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JandraD3
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jandra Thank you so much for visited Highgate , your beautiful feedback and the excellent rating, we as team appreciates it! It was great having you with us, such a busy time of the year on the farm! I am glad you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely interesting place to visit. It would have been better if the tour showcased more about the ostrich breeding and how they dye the feathers and make more of the products, but what they did showcase was very interesting. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for this beautiful feedback, much appreciative! Thank you for visiting us, I want to ensure you that our prices are in line with the cooperative as they are manufacturing all the leather goods for us at their factory. This is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very knowledgeable Guide with more than 20 years direct experience of rearing and working with ostriches spent more than an hour with our small group showing us every aspect of the ostrich farming process from the eggs and chicks through to ostrich racing and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jack G
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jack Thank you for this very beautiful feedback and high score, this is much appreciative! Ben works 25 years at Highgate, quite a fer nominal person! We are hoping to have you back on the farm in the near future. Enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to be. Restaurant with shadow seats under the trees. Qualified personal and service in different languages. 75 minutes farm tour with lots of explanations towards the ostrich treatment, business and life of the ostriches. 24hours baby ostriches on side to interact under...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 186berndw
Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for this interesting feedback and high rating, we as team appreciates this! I am also very much concern regarding the reaction of the visitors when they hear we stopped this activity. That's life, we will never get everyone happy. The more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 5th or 6th visit over the past few years - each time with different family members visiting. They all enjoyed it..

Date of experience: December 2018
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Vivienne, much appreciated! Please come and say hi to me when you visit us again! I hope you all are having a wonderful 2019! Best regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was fab - family had been a bit dubious about a tour of the ostrich farm but we were really impressed - learnt so many things we didn’t know! our guide was witty and knowledgeable! Food at the cafe was surprisingly decent too!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitors So glad you had an amazing time with us at Highgate! I am so proud to have the best guides on the farm! Our visitors are enjoying their knowledge, good sense of humor as they are well inform regarding all the practices on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were initially unsure about whether we wanted to do a tour of an ostrich farm but we really enjoyed the tour at Highgate. Our guide Ben was brilliant, he was full of information and good fun. Would highly recommend and we are very glad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Johan K, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Maire Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback and high rating. We as team really appreciate it. I am glad that you had some good time with Ben, he is already 25years with us at Highgate and our guests loves him! I hope...More

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Nick R
15 September 2018|
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Response from agarwal_anupama12 | Reviewed this property |
It is only the farm you cannot roam around any where else at it is quite far from the city. They have their own tour for approx 1 hour.
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irenemaclean
31 March 2018|
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Response from AradhanaVerma | Reviewed this property |
Hi Irene, shows are their very hour and I think can accommodate quite a few people. You will get more information regarding timings and cost on their website. Enjoy!
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janetwood1001
29 March 2017|
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Response from Johan K | Property representative |
Good morning, no , you do not need to buy tickets in advance, you can also enjoy delicious food in our restaurant before or after the tour.
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