Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn

4.3
Meet the largest birds on the planet at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Opened since 1938, the compound quickly became a place of entertainment and education, dedicated to breeding and protecting these big birds. Go on a guided tour through the ranch to learn about the birds' habits and way of life, and wrap up your visit at the curio shop, selling a variety of ostrich products, decorations, and souvenirs. Make Highgate Ostrich Show Farm a part of your Oudtshoorn vacation plans using our Oudtshoorn day trip planner .
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  • Highgate is the biggest Ostrich farm in the vicinity boasting of about 3000 hectares with about 3000 ostriches in the farm. The farm has red ostriches from Zimbabwe, blue from Kenya and black ones fro...  more »
  • We had a really nice time with our guide Messie, he was really knowledgable and inform us well about the South African ostrich traditions and the history of the farm. It was really nice to be shown ho...  more »
  • Arrived without having planned the visit, we walked in and attended the guided tour. Visit of the farm on board an animal-traction wagon (two cute donkeys) with a nice and gentle guide who with many details explained how the breeding works. We were able to feed the ostriches, pick up a few puppies, stand on the eggs and see a worker prepare the duvets. Nice also the matched shop, with many non-cheap products. Really a nice experience to recommend. Next stop the supermarket to buy an ostrich egg, which lasted four days at breakfast and dinner! For a while, no more eggs...
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  • Very nice place to visit. We did the guide tour when they should us the howl farm and let us hold and pick up the baby ostrich ,and let us feed the big Ostrich out of your hand. Ostrich is very well looked after and well fed. They also have a big shop you can buy feathers dusters and ostrich skin from and even ostrich eggs. I will visit the farm again.
  • Wasn't sure about visiting this place as l thought it would be boring, but one of our party was very keen so l went along. lt was excellent the guide very informative we handled the three week old Ostriches fed the adults, and I rode on the back of one.
  • Had a great experience on the guided tour of the working farm. The guide was well informed and friendly. The restaurant on site serves a great variety of food and the outside coffee bar is a welcome oasis. Do visit and experience the oldest working ostrich farm in oudshoorn.
  • Great knowledge guide. Staff friendly and good facilities. Great for families with kids, definitely a must see!
  • What a lovely place. Unfortunatley the power was off when we were there but still had a great time.
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