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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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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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Educational experience

We took my grandchildren ages 10 and 8 to Highgate. The whole experience was educational, interactive and fun. The kids had a wonderful time. Would strongly recommend a visit.

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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took my grandchildren ages 10 and 8 to Highgate. The whole experience was educational, interactive and fun. The kids had a wonderful time. Would strongly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really worth a visit! The tour was really interesting and you get to feed the ostriches and meet the little ones. There's also the chance of an ostrich ride and to watch an ostrich race! Lots of information given on the way around as well!

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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this tour! Our guide, a woman who's name escapes me, was so so knowledgable! She was passionate about her work! She answered every question! They give you a lesson on the feathers. The differences between their skin in the middle of their backs versus down their legs. The number of eggs that are fertile. They show you baby ostriches.... More 

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

Thank you so much Naty for this very beautiful review and high rating! I am very proud of my guides who is really "the best" , well qualified and a lot of passion for what they are doing and to entertain our visitors. Melissa , Thabisa and Jasmin are the 3 ladies. I am very excited that you enjoyed everything... More 

Alberton, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No ostrich rides, although the guide was superb. Expected a little better interaction and quality of the farm.

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

Dear Visitor Thank you for your feedback. Sorry that you could not do the riding, we had quite a few days of high temperatures , we have to stop when the temperatures exceed 32 degrees as it becomes uncomfortable for our ostriches . I am sorry if you feel that your guide let you down with the tour. If something... More 

Surat, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are less than 70 kg then they will allow you to sit on Ostrich and if you are less than 60 kg then they will take you for a Ostrich ride . Ostrich Ride a must if you are eligible .

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

Dear Visitor Thank you for visiting Highgate. The cut off weigh for riding is 75kg as it is still a very comfortable weight for the ostriches. We are looking forward to have you back on the farm. Regards Johan More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very nice place and we learned a lot. But we wanted to eat lunch. The staff saw us standing waiting for a table but they totally ecnored us. So we went to the coffee stand. There they only completes half our order and started with a new order. We had to asked them twice to complete our order.

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

Dear Annelize Thank you for visiting Highgate and your feedback. We had a very serious talk to all our personal regarding your feedback about customer service. They fully understand our unhappiness about this issue which is totally unexceptionable! We as team apologize for this issue! We are a very proud team who strives to be the best! We are making... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called that morning because we wanted to make sure we could ride and race on the Ostriches. The lady who answered the phone said we could. We got there, bought our tickets, and were told by the guide we would be able to ride the birds but not race on them. They did offer a refund. But we preferred... More 

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

Dear Felo Thank you for visiting Highgate and your feedback. It seems that you enjoyed the most of it except doing the racing yourself. No one is allow to do the racing as it is very dangerous for someone who is doing this for the first time. You can break you leg or back if you fall off. I think... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a fine, open-air breakfast in the restaurant (and a special birthday treat for a travel companion), four American's thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of Highgate. Our guide, Melissa, informed us, entertained us, and introduced us to these interesting birds and the business of farming them. Meeting babies, feeding adults, feeling ostrich hide, watching the creation of feather dusters, and... More 

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

Dear Visitor Thank you for visiting Highgate and this very nice feedback! I am glad that you enjoyed our informative tour. Melissa is a very good guide, with a lot of knowledge and good sense of humor! We try to give our visitors as much as possible information in a very short matter of time. I hope you enjoyed the... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fun, great tour guide who knew everything there is to know. Ostriches are fascinating but also ridiculous. Tour to the farm was fine. It's not my deal to stand on eggs, sit on ostriches and watch birds race - but all ok to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

Dear Alison Thank you for your good feedback and for visiting Highgate. This help us to know if we are still on the right track! Our tours are very informative, we are very sensitive about handling our ostriches, I can ensure you they love the attention. An ostrich can easily carries a person of 100kg BUT because of our respect... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place. It gives a tour of ostrich products and the life of ostriches. You can also sit and ride the ostrich if you want. They also have a shop where you can buy different osteich products.

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

Dear Stephanie Thank you so much for this feedback, high rating and for visiting Highgate. We had such a wonderful season with fantastic people who visited us. We are really blessed! Thank you that you were part of our wonderful dreams and realities! Regards Johan More 

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