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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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The tour is brief but it is excellent. You get the chance to have up-close contact with the animals, including baby-ostriches. Do not miss the opportunity to feed the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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State of Sao Paulo
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State of Sao Paulo
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour is brief but it is excellent. You get the chance to have up-close contact with the animals, including baby-ostriches. Do not miss the opportunity to feed the animals. We chose not to ride the birds!

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Thank Lucas M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative, staff are friendly and the offer a lot to do. Not only do they tell you everything about the ostriches, you can pick up the babies and hold them, feed an adult ostrich, test how hard egg shells are by standing on top and even ride an ostrich (by far the best part!)

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Thank victoriagarcia23
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Victoria Thank you for visiting Highgate and for this very beautiful review and rating, we as team really appreciate this. We are very proud of what we have accomplished to make Highgate a very attractive and popular activity to visit. We are hoping to see you again! Regards Johan More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything you need to know about Ostriches can be found here. We saw Ostrich babies and were allowed to hold them, fed them at a small cost, watched them race with the staff as jockeys and found out about how Ostrich feather boas were made. Staff were very informative and caring of the birds and I got the impression this... More 

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

Thanks Andy for this lovely review and high rating, we really appreciate this. I am glad that you had a good time and experience with us. Thank you for the big compliment, we are really working hard to be the best ostrich farm in the area. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Best regards Johan More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very informative tour that covers pretty much everything you would want to know about the life - and after-life! - of an ostrich.

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

Dear Gavin Thank you for this wonderful feedback and high score, we appreciate this. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan More 

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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun few hours spent at this, the oldest ostrich show farm. The tour is definitely worth going on - informative on everything from historical value of ostriches to breeding. Expected cheesy day but came away informed as well as entertained.

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

Thanks Catherine. Thank you for visiting Highgate. I am glad you enjoy the time with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Hope you are experience a wonderful 2017. Best regards Johan More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as we were staying in the area and knew we couldn't leave without ticking off going to an ostrich farm! Well worth the money just to learn and experience something new. Our guide Adam was great - we learnt about ostrich feathers, egg incubators, we got to hold baby ostriches which were adorable, feed ostriches (for R2 extra, the... More 

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

Dear Zak Thank you for this great feedback and the high rating, we at Highgate appreciate this very much. Thanks for visiting us, I am glad you had so much fun with us. We hope that you will have a wonderful 2017. Regards Johan More 

Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like the guide was rushing through the tour but the best part was riding the ostrich. This is the fun part.

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

Thanks Dina for your feedback and for visiting Highgate. I am sorry to hear about your feeling that our guide rush the tour, I will follow up this issue immediately. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best regards Johan More 

South-East District, Botswana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I saw the option of a tour I thought to myself, how much of a tour could they possibly do about ostriches. I certainly ate my words as the tour taught more than I ever thought there was to know about ostriches and the ostrich trade in Oudtshoorn. Our guide, Corrie, was especially passionate which really made the tour... More 

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Thank Egeorge4
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you so much for this very excited feedback and for visiting Highgate. We have such a positive group of workers who enjoys their work everyday, feedback like yours is such a inspiration for all of us!! We are really trying hard to give the best to our visitors, good information and good food! Thank you for this... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best activity of our holiday this year. Informative in the beginning, establishment is well run with a person welcoming you as you enter the gate to tell you where to go. Little things like this make it better. Seeing the wife and kids ride the ostriches were hilarious and I can really suggest it. I was too... More 

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Thank Christo147
DeDennefarmacc, General Manager at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Thanks Christo for this positive feedback and for visiting Highgate. I am glad that you as family had some fun with the ostrich riding, always fun at the kraal. I hope you had a wonderful holiday, best wishes for 2017 to you and your family. Best regards Johan More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit when in the area, interesting facts about ostriches provided by the guides, ostrich riding and photos are quiet safe.

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

Dear Robin Thank you for your feedback and very good rating. It is always exciting to get a good review. Thank you for visiting Highgate. Good luck for 2017. Regards Johan More 

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