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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

off R328 044-272-7115 www.highgate.co.za adult R66, child R32

S 33 39.504 E 022 08.141

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm has been in the ostrich-raising business for nearly 100 years. They offer 1.5-hour tours where you can see the nests, eggs (they are so tough that you can stand on them), incubators and baby chicks. After feeding the ostriches, you get to watch "ostrich jockeys" race a few birds down the racetrack. They make it look easy, but you can try riding one yourself and see how challenging it can be to keep your balance on these large awkward birds. Tours start roughly every 20 minutes. Head south out of town on the R328. After about 9 km, take a left turn onto an unnamed road with signs pointing you to Highgate and continue 2.5 km to the farm.

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