Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn: Hours, Address, Highgate Ostrich Show Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
It's true. Highgate is the world's oldest ostrich show farm. But it is a working farm too. So we don't do things for show. We give you the real African farm experience. Our guided tour takes approx. 75 minutes & an expert guide will show you our modern breeding methods, how the largest eggs of any living bird species are incubated, and see the hatching room. Experience the opportunity of hand feeding an Ostrich. Enjoy our Pepper Tree Restaurant! We take advantage ofour magnificent all-year round climate to set the tables under our ancient Peruvian pepper tree so the whole family dines al fresco-style while enjoying the great outdoors. Catch your breath and visit our shop selling only genuine, South African-made products, many of which are produced by our skilled staff on the farm using our own resources. From beautiful decoupage ostrich eggs to delicate ostrich leather products. We are situated 10km outside Oudtshoorn on the R328 road to Mossel Bay.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Melissa M
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Excellent tour experience at Highgate Farm
Apr 2021 • Family
Tour of Highgate Ostrich Farm was awesome! Our guide Matt was extremely knowledgeable and funny too! We learned a lot about ostriches, got to interact with them, hold their eggs and had awesome photo Ops! Thanks to Matt and the Highgate farm!
Written 6 April 2021
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Dear Melissa Sorry for my very late reply. Thank you so much for your support and this beautiful feedback, we appreciate it very much. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Highgate, please try our well known Peppertree restaurant next time. Kind regards Johan
Written 22 June 2021
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Hans Pragt
Kareedouw, South Africa5 contributions
Top class tour
Mar 2021 • Friends
An hour and a half Ostrich farm tour with Ben as our guide, gave us great insight and knowledge about this marvelous animal. It's a privilege to have a place like Highgate Ostrich farm not too far from home.
Written 22 March 2021
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Dear Hans Thank you for visited Highgate , your great review and high rating of the tour. I really appreciate your support, Ben such a wonderful guide, being around for 27 years at Highgate. He has so much passion for the farm and to share all the information regarding the ostrich industry, our family and the farming practices here at Highgate. We are looking forward to our International guests who will hopefully be back within months from now, we are ready ! Kind regards Johan
Written 25 March 2021
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VilhelmThygesen
Bergen, Norway53 contributions
The O.G Ostrich farm
Feb 2021 • Couples
We visited this ostrich farm in february in the afternoon. It was recommended by some friends of ours and I must admit beforehand I was not so interested in ostrichs, but that was proven wrong. The local guy, Ben, with 25 odd years of experience gave us THE tour of the farm and putting everything into context with the ostrich feather (boas etc) craze long time ago etc ,plus showing us how,the industry works today prdoucing many products for the international market etc (dusters, boas, skins, purses etc). Really worth a visit.
Written 16 February 2021
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Dear Vilhelm Thank you so much for this beautiful review and high rating, I am terribly sorry for taking so long to reply. Thank you for visited Highgate, I am sure you had a wonderful time with Ben who really has a passion for what is is doing. We are looking forward to welcome more guests on the farm to experience the beauty of this Ostrich industry, which is also such an educational tour and experience for our children. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate
Written 26 February 2021
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heinmich
Kempton Park28 contributions
Fantastic
Jan 2021
What a fun activity. We learned SO much! We got to feed couple month old babies (who is much bigger than you think), got to stand on eggs and then even held babies still busy hatching only an hour or 2 old.

Our guide BEN was amazing!

I do feel the lady that makes the bookings at the till can show a bit more excitement and sell the experience a bit better.

We got way more than we expected.
Written 11 January 2021
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Dear Heinmich Thank you so much for this review, I really appreciate your honesty and advice, I will speak to the lady. Thank you for visited Highgate and enjoying the tour with Ben, he is such a star and very passion ed about his work. We are really looking forward to all the guests from all over the world to visit our beautiful country , especially the Klein Karoo and all the activities we have to offer. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Highgate. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate
Written 26 February 2021
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Meraai Kraai
Dili, Timor Leste28 contributions
A fascinating and fun experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
Our visit to Highgate Ostrich Show Farm was a fascinating experience delivered by some outstanding staff. Our tour guide, Ben, had great passion and knowledge and his presentation had us enthralled. The staff at the on-site restaurant were kind, funny and prepared us excellent food and drinks-we had just as much fun chatting to them as we did learning about ostriches! We highly recommend visiting this special place on your next visit to Oudtshoorn.
Written 18 December 2020
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Dear Meraai Thank you so much for your beautiful review and high rating, we really appreciate it! We really appreciate your visit as it became very quiet on the farm since April 2020 due to the Covid 19 with basically no International visitors. Therefor we really appreciate your support. I hope you are all well, Sorry for my very late reply, I totally forgot to follow up on my reviews. Have fun and take care. Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 26 February 2021
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ABrodrick
26 contributions
A learning experience!
Dec 2020 • Family
A very good tour, informing us of everything happening on a working ostrich farm as well as educating talks about all aspects of the ostriches. We had an excellent breakfast at their Pepper tree reastaurant!
Written 16 December 2020
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Dear Visitor Sorry for my very late reply, I have missed these reviews , I must apologize. Thank you so much for visited us and for this very generous feedback and high rating, we as a team really appreciate it. We are looking forward to welcome you back on the farm. I hope you are having a great year this far. Take care, hope you will have a wonderful 2021. Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 3 March 2021
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,669 contributions
Very interesting and informative ...
Feb 2020
The guide who took us along this very thorough ostrich farm visit and shared with us valuable information in French (we were mostly French speaking) regarding the ostrich breeding process, the types of ostriches and anything relevant therewith related deserves to be praised because despite the visit being interesting in itself, I feel he made it a lot more interesting. The workshop and showroom were equally interesting. Lunch at the farm's restaurant was superb.
Written 28 May 2020
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Dear Lolanda I have to apologize for this very late response, I totally forgot to watch my trip advisor reviews! Thank you so much for this very beautiful review and the high rates. We really appreciate each and every visitor who support us during these very difficult times with the 6 years drought, with very little rain on the farms , and the Covid19 which basically stop the tourism business worldwide. I am glad you had a memorable experience with Hermes, his French is very good as his father was a French professorat a university in the Kongo . Please visit us again. Take care. Kind regards Johan Keller
Written 3 March 2021
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TanjaRKhos
Lucerne, Switzerland49 contributions
You can not get closer to the ostriches than here
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had a great day at the Highgate ostrich farm. We visited the baby ostriches and the teens and the adults. Such a great place to learn everything about this wonderful animals. We got all our wuestions covered by the lovely tourguide, i think here name was Grace. And the highlight was definitely the feeding. Unforgettable.
Written 19 April 2020
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Dear Tanja Thank you for this lovely feedback and high rating! I will share this with "Geraldine", what a lovely person and good guide she is!! I hope you are all well, isn't it a strange time that we all all going through!? Who would have thought in January what is going happen around the world within days!! It is scary! We are thinking about everyone around the world who have lost a family member or close friend, it it so sad! Things are still OK here in South Africa, due to a very early lock down by our Pres Ramaphosa, it was a very clever thing to do! We are all crossing fingers and pray that this epidemic will be over within weeks ! Take care and send our regards to your family. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner/Manager Highgate Ostrich Farm
Written 20 April 2020
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Keith70
Worksop, UK612 contributions
A close encounter with young Ostriches
Feb 2020 • Couples
There are numerous Ostrich Farms around Oudtshoorn and we were recommended Highgate by our guest house. This farm has been telling the story of Ostriches for many years. You come face to face with Ostriches and we had the opportunity to hold a young Ostrich. There is a tour which explains breeding, visiting a hatching room, feeding Ostriches by hand watching staff process feathers. There is a restaurant if you fancy a meal and a showroom selling Ostrich eggs and genuine South African made products.
Do not expect Ostrich riding.

Written 19 March 2020
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Dear Keith Thank you so much for visiting Highgate, we appreciate it! Thank you for this beautiful feedback, it is always so good to hear that everyone enjoys themselves here on the farm. I think it is going to be some tough times ahead with this virus issue, so sad for everyone around the world as businesses will experience severe challenges. I hope you are save back home, take care to each other. Kind regards Johan Keller Co-Owner
Written 20 March 2020
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shimon s
Rehovot, Israel161 contributions
Fascinating
Because it is off-season we had a private tour with ghd guide at the farm. She was excellent and we learnt lots about ostriches, the industry and its history. We see how feather dusters are made snd even stood on ostrich eggs. We found the gift shop over priced. A worthwhile tour.
Written 1 March 2020
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Dear Shimons Thank you very much for your review and for visited Highgate, we as a team really appreciate your support. I hope we will see you again ! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Johan
Written 3 March 2020
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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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