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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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Address: P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7115
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Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the...

Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.

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Great Tour, Highly Recommend

8 of us visited in Feb 2017 with small children. We had a great brunch at the onsite restaurant / cafe before the tour. Very knowledgeable friendly guide showed us around, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bayreuth, Germany
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately very touristic. The tour promises more than they actually can offer. But this will probably be the case with others too

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Oli Maybe you are right, maybe NOT! If there is something that we really try hard on this farm NOT to be, then it is to be " to touristic" As a farmer for many years, we try to give our visitors a farm feeling, we try to keep our tours natural and simple with a lot of information... More 

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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us visited in Feb 2017 with small children. We had a great brunch at the onsite restaurant / cafe before the tour. Very knowledgeable friendly guide showed us around, and let us all get up close and personal with the Ostriches including the small children. Just the right mix between history / work and fun. We were able... More 

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Thank Angus A
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Wow, thank you Angus for this lovely review, we appreciate this. Thank you for visiting Highgate , we are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Best regards Johan More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at Highgate were highly professional, accommodating, and knowledgeable during our visit and told us so much about ostriches. We were allowed to touch and feed the ostriches, hold chicks as well. Standing on actual eggs was intriguing as well, it's amazing how strong they are! WE also enjoyed an ostrich steak meal in the restaurant which many of... More 

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thanks William for this great review and appreciation for what you experienced here at Highgate Ostrich Farm. It is great to have clients like this.! We are really trying hard to make this tour an unforgettable experience for our visitors. We are looking forward to welcome you back on the farm. Best regards Johan More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had an excellent morning at the Highgate Ostrich farm! We were met as we arrived and immediately joined a cheerful well informed guide in a small group of only 5. We saw ostrich eggs incubating, we held baby ostriches, we stood on ostrich eggs in a nest, we fed ostriches, we sat on ostriches and we saw ostriches being... More 

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Thank Rick W
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Rick Thank youuo much for this wonderful feedback, we at Highgate really appreciate everything you have mentioned. This motivates us to even do better. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your holiday, please visit us again when you in Oudtshoorn again. Best regards Johan More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of trip advisor. We had a fantastic visit here. First part of our visit was spent showing us around the breeding process, what products they make and can be made, handling some chicks and hand feeding some of the adults. The second part of the visit showed us how to ride an ostrich and... More 

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this warm hearten review and for visiting Highgate. I appreciate your high rating. We work very hard to be the best ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. We are looking forward to have you back at us in a few years time. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan More 

Stattford, Great Britain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

An informative couple of hours about the life of an ostrich. Lovely to get to hold a week old chick, very cute. Not sure about the ostrich race in 35deg heat though! We did think it was a bit expensive at about £9 each.

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Margaret Thank you for visiting Highgate and for your good rating of Highgate. I think you will agree with me that this was an unforgettable experience and good value for money. I think our rates are the best in town, our tour is very informative, you see the baby ostriches get hatched in the hatchery , this is very... More 

Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Excellent guided tour of a working ostrich farm gives an understanding of how these interesting birds are used and treated. there is an opportunity to feed them and hold chicks, to watch them being raced and even to ride one if you wish but there is no compulsion to do so.

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thanks Annabelle for this great feedback and high rating! I am very excited that you had an unforgettable experience with us. These ostriches are very special, not always easy to work with, but we are looking very carefully after them. The ostriches love the attention they get from all our visitors, they get very easily board with themselves. I hope... More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was very informative and provided interesting insights in ostriche breeding/holding. Besides, it was quite interactive and we got the chance to hold baby ostriches and take a photo with them. There was also an option to feed the ostriches. Lastly, some visitors could even sit or ride on an ostriche. The highlight was the ostriche race, when the... More 

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Wow, what can I say more than thank you very much Dani for this lovely review and high rating. Our staff are so proud of their work, everyone is smiling on this farm, warm hearten people, a pleasure to come to work every day!! Everyone must give their best on a daily basis, we as owners are very proud of... More 

Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Much better than we expected... in every way. Our guide 'Corrie'-who was passionate about his involvement at Highgate-really made our visit a memorable experience with his knowledge and love for the species. We didn't feel brave enough to do the ostrich 'ride' but did enjoy watching those who did! Something for everyone here- we didn't sample the food but it... More 

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DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Wow , thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, the high rating and for visiting Highgate. I am so excited about everything you mentioned. We try to keep the standard of our tour very high. We are having such a wonderful spirit between all our staff, everyone loves and enjoy their work, also very proud of it!! I will... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Fantastic tour, with just the two of us one it. The tours start when a group is ready, or with a maximum of 30 minute wait after you arrive. Factor in a couple of hours. We saw ostriches hatching, at 3-5 days old, as well as grown ostriches incubating eggs, racing and being ridden.

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Thank Rebecca K
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca Thank you so much for this great feedback and for visiting Highgate. I am glad that you had some fun with our staff, the ostrich riding is always something special and I think the ostriches love the hugs and attention they get. We are looking forward to have you back at Highgate. Best regards Johan More 

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