Highgate Ostrich Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is the World’s First, Finest and Most Original Ostrich Show Farm Established in 1938
We have been telling the fascinating story of ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn for over a hundred years. Our tours surprise, inform, and delight visitors from all over the world.
Meet ostriches face to face and learn more about ostrich farming! We are one of the most popular outdoor activities in Oudtshoorn for all ages.
The Pepper Tree Restaurant
At Highgate we take advantage of our 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.
Whether it’s a cup of our special African Arabica coffee, something light for brunch or an expertly prepared no fat, low cholesterol ostrich steak for lunch, you will find a dish to please parents and children on our tapas menu.
We are also proud of our local wines and hand crafted beers which you can enjoy while the children play on our manicured lawns, clamber over the jungle gym playground & enjoy a unique donkey cart ride.
WE ARE OPEN 364 DAYS A YEAR!
We are only closed on Christmas Day, so you have 364 days to enjoy our hospitality and fine food.
Visit Our ShowRoom
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, fashionable clothing and the ubiquitous ostrich feather dusters, they are all made with skill and love by our people who take pride in their crafts.
Also available is a specially selected range of regional wines, olives and snacks.
Ostrich Farm Tours
Experience the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, which lays the largest egg, has the most beautiful feathers and eyes that make you want to fall in love and hug them. We offer a variety of ostrich tours. Each tour has 2 parts – the main yard and the farmlands. In the main yard, you will be shown different ostrich feathers, the incubators and how they work, gizzard stones, and you can feed the ostriches yourself!
The farmlands are where you will be shown the anatomy of an ostrich and visit the breeding pairs nest.
SPECIAL TOURS & PACKAGE DEALS
We offer a Traditional Ostrich Tour with either a delicious classic or mouthwatering premier meal. Come melt into a desert sunset with us all year round. We also serve piping hot traditional Indian & Punjabi cuisine!
MAKE HIGHGATE OSTRICH SHOW FARM THE STARTING POINT OF YOUR KLEIN KAROO STORY!