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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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Address: P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Phone Number: +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 day out at Highgate Ostrich Farm

We were unsure about visiting an ostrich farm, thinking it would probably be a bit naff. Our guest house recommended Highgate and they were not wrong! The tour lasts in total... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unsure about visiting an ostrich farm, thinking it would probably be a bit naff. Our guest house recommended Highgate and they were not wrong! The tour lasts in total about an hour to an hour and a half and is excellent - opportunity to hold 5day old baby ostriches, feed adult ostriches, learn all about rearing ostriches and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in November. Great to see the ostrich, they are such funny creatures. We enjoyed seeing the workings of the farm however we felt a little uncomfortable when guests were allowed to take turns to sit on the ostrich for photographs - not sure if the birds like it or not but it didn't seem very normal.

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

Dear Lin Thank you for visiting Highgate and your review, we respect your views concerning sitting on the ostriches. I can ensure you that we will never allow any harm to these wonderful birds. We are farming with ostriches for 4 generations in South Africa , we are very proud of what we have achieved with our business and we... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the farm in nov 2016 in the morning, round 9 a.m. Had to wait for 15 minutes after which we were picked up by our tourguide (i think her name was Tabita or it sounded like it). What a knowledge this excellent tourguide girl has of what its all about concerning the ostriches. Learned some fun stuff and things... More 

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

Thank you so much for this very good rating, we are excited that you had a very interesting and fun experience here at Highgate. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Johan More 

Namur, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cant stop thinking about how great it was to visit that Ostrich Farm!!! the tour guide was amazing! the explanations, the details, the experiences... I appreciated everything. we wanted to have a french guide, but he was off that day and got an English guide but his English was perfect and he talked very slowly once he noticed the... More 

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

Dear Nathgeagea, thank you for this wonderful feedback and for visited Highgate. I am so excited that you had such a wonderful time with us. We are very proud of our guides as they are well qualified and has a lot of knowledge of the industry and the farming practices. We try to give as much as possible information in... More 

Woking
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect but we wanted to visit an Ostrich Farm. We were not disappointed by this one. We were shown around by a very knowledgable guide who helped us understand the difficulties of Ostrich Farming as well as the highlights. We saw baby Ostrichs and were totally amazed at the number of new baby Ostrichs... More 

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

Dear Alison Thank you so much for this positive feedback and for visiting Highgate. We really try hard to give the best and as much as possible information in a short matter of time. I am glad that you enjoyed it and also had some fun. We hope to see you back at Highgate. Regards Johan More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing and fun time at the show farm. We both got to ride an ostrich and stand on the eggs! The guide was extremely informative and I definitely left with more knowledge than I arrived. If you are in the area, please visit these wonderful farm - I promise you will leave with... More 

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

Wow , what a fantastic review and full score, thank you for this and thanks for visiting Highgate. I am so excited for all the good feedback we get from our guests. It is so important to us that our visitors must have a wonderful experience here at Highgate . We really have a wonderful team who contribute to our... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Ben did a wonderful job. He was polite and very knowledgeable about ostriches. We had the opportunity to hold some hour old birds. Really enjoyed the experience.

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

Hi Julie, thank you so much for this wonderful scoring and feedback. We appreciate this very much. Ben is already 24 years at Highgate, firstly work as a farm worker who shows his potential and became a fantastic guide at Highgate Show Farm. We are very proud of what we as new owners accomplished over the last 3 years. Thanks... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived earky, was greated very friendly, but not sure aboutnactivities on tour, got informed about the ostriches and breeding and chick. The guide said that the chicks are very sensitive to bacteria and stress but as visitors we can pic them up, but they dont seem to be happy and could die if we have bacteria

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DeDennefarmacc, Owner at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, responded to this review

Dear Juan I honestly do not understand why you gave us such a low rate after you sound excited about everything else such as the friendly reception ,a lot of valued information about the industry and all farming practices , the production lines , the breeding room etc. The treatment and health of our chicks and ostriches at Highgate is... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Highgate Ostrich Farm - a family of 4 adults and 3 children -- and had a very informative tour by a very knowledgable and interesting guide. We were told how the chicks were hatched and reared and saw some that were only days old; we were also able to feed the ostriches and in another paddock the kids... More 

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

Dear Andy Thank you so much for this very beautiful feedback and thanks for visited Highgate. Not that easy to please everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday as family together. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Regards Johan More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived we were put into a tour group of about twelve. There was obviously a commercial aspect to it with a semi hard sell of feather dusters which we saw being made but our guide was very informative about the breeding and use of ostriches and answered our questions competently and with humour. We held five... More 

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

Hi Mary, thank you for this positive review and for visiting Highgate. It is important to us that you must enjoy your visit as well as exposure to the ostrich industry. We try to share as much as possible information with our tours in a short matter of time. I am glad you enjoyed the restaurant which became very popular... More 

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