• Ostrich Tours
    Ostrich Tours
    The World’s First, Finest and Most Original Ostrich Show Farm (Established in 1938)
  •  The Pepper Tree Restaurant
    The Pepper Tree Restaurant
    Dine al fresco-style under the ancient Peruvian pepper tree
  • Weddings at Highgate
    Weddings at Highgate
    Idyllic setting for a romantic wedding or special celebration.
  • The Showroom
    The Showroom
    Visit our Curio Shop selling genuine, South African-made products

ostrich Tours

Make Highgate the starting point of your Klein Karoo adventure!

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! We are one of the most popular things to do in Oudtshoorn. People describe us as family fun, interesting and informative, great experience, ostriches and more ostriches, and more.

The Pepper Tree Restaurant

Enjoy the fine local cuisine and relaxed friendly atmosphere of The Pepper Tree Restaurant. You can dine al fresco in the cool shade of the giant ancient Pepper Trees that gave our restaurant its name. Or you can dine on the ‘stoep’ or inside the renovated and air-conditioned historic homestead.
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.

A Klein Karoo Wedding

In the heart of the Klein Karoo lies one of the best kept gems, Highgate, the oldest and most original Ostrich Show Farm in the world.  Highgate’s beautiful Karoo gardens and charming rustic indoor venue provide the most idyllic setting for a romantic wedding or special celebration.


Our accommodation partners:

 Mooiplaas Guest House is a luxurious four-star guest house situated on our family-run working ostrich farm just south of Oudtshoorn, in the heart of the Klein Karoo.

We warmly invite you to come to Mooiplaas! Here you can enjoy the open spaces of the ostrich farm and the spectacular views of the magnificent and ever-changing purple Swartberg mountains.

 De Denne, a four-star country guest house enveloped in farmlands in the heart of the Klein Karoo, South Africa, just outside the town of Oudtshoorn.

Situated on a working ostrich farm. Offering tranquility, spectacular views and soul touching moments.  Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home.

Your hosts: Viljee and Hanlie Keller

Your hosts: Johan and Louise Keller

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is a member of Klein Karoo Connexion which offers a complete Klein Karoo experience with luxury accommodation, local wine and beer tasting and guided Swartberg Mountain tours and transfers.