Highgate Ostrich Show Farm has been telling the fascinating story of ostriches and ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn for over a hundred years, and its tours have delighted visitors from all over the world. Meet ostriches face to face, learn about ostrich farming, and enjoy everyone’s favourite – ostrich races! They are one of the most popular things to do in Oudtshoorn. People describe them as family fun, interesting and informative, great experience, ostriches and more ostriches, and more.
Catch your breath and visit their shop selling only genuine, South African-made products, many of which are produced by their skilled staff on the farm using their 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 the people who take pride in their crafts. Also available is a specially selected range of regional wines, olives and snacks.
At Highgate they take advantage of their magnificent all-year round climate to set the tables under their ancient Peruvian Pepper Tree so the whole family dines al fresco-style while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s a cup of their 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 the tapas menu. They are also proud of their local wines and hand crafted beers which you can enjoy while the children play on the manicured lawns, clamber over the jungle gym playground & enjoy a unique donkey cart ride.