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“Well worth a visit”

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The guide we had on our visit was so enthusiastic and obviously had a great affinity with the birds. He was so well informed and explained everything with such enthusiasm the whole group couldn't help but be interested in all he had to show and tell. Unfortunately I cannot remember his name but we were the last group of the day, even the shop closed but he carried on with our tour. Our visit was on Tuesday 1st April at 4.00 and we had to leave the group at 5.45 to travel on to our night`s accommodation!!! We got to feed the parent birds, hold the babies that were a day old, hold an egg which was ready to hatch, sit on an ostrich, even take part in a race if we wanted, we did watch a race between some of the staff holding on for dear life!! We had a demonstration of how the feather dusters are made and a shopping opportunity before the staff went home and we continued with our visit thanks to our guide. A great experience.

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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Highgate. Our guides are very passionate about the ostriches ! Kind regards - Jan

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

What can I say - the food was so memorable! Tapas style, beautifully plated, tasty as sin, fresh ingredients were used and there was such a huge variety to choose from.

Congratulations to Jan and his team for re-opening the historic Higate Ostrich Farm and congrats for opening such an yummy tappas style restaurant. Food critics will love this place :-)

1  Thank LaraMostert
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you Lara ! You are always welcome to pop in for a nice cup of coffee. Kind regards - Jan

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were so impressed with Highgate as it offers the complete package for a wonderful day out in the Karoo. The tour is so informative and interesting and our guide made it so much fun. Sarah (naughty ostrich) was a highlight, as was the ostrich racing and the opportunity to see how ostrich eggs are hatched and how the birds are raised. There is also a lovely area for having a drink/lunch and a great shop to buy presents. Highgate appear to be putting in so much effort to please their visitors - go and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed !

Thank John B
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you, John. We appreciate your positive and very comprehensive feedback ! Greatly appreciated ! Kind regards - Jan

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We decided to visit Highgate, because tour is longer than in other farms, and they were willing to guarantee a ride, as long as we get there early, as ostriches get tired and agitated later as it get's hot. Fantastic experience, our little one loved it!

Thank AM-Johannesburg
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed it! Kind regards - jan

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Last week we have visited Highgate. Our guide, Melissa, gave us an interesting tour and told us in a fun and relaxing way about the ostriches. It was clear she loved the birds and her job. We have seen the incubator, we were told about the different kind of feathers, we have seen and cuddled the chicks, we have seen how ostrich products are made and watched an ostrich race. It was really very nice.

1  Thank mvd e
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Jan B, Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you ! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Highgate. Melissa is one of our star guides !! Kind regards - Jan

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