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!


Enjoy hearty traditional Sunday “Ouma” se cooking lunch at The Pepper Tree Restaurant. The 3-course set menu changes every Sunday. Find out more.

The cost is R 95.00 per adult and R 55.00 per child under 12 years old. Bookings essential! Call 044 272 7115. Contact Us.

Please remember that our Tapas lunch is still available 7 days a week!


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 master chef Nellie-Enid Burger has created a varied menu of authentic and delicious local favourites  using the best fresh ingredients. This is the place to taste ostrich where it is expertly prepared by our specialists. Whether you want a full 3-course meal, or a tasty tapas snack, The Pepper Tree Restaurant has it all.

Relax and enjoy the unhurried atmosphere and warm hospitality that greets you to make you feel most welcome.



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

Our qualified guides will ensure that you explore the full diversity of this unique sunshine region surrounded by mountains and endless picture perfect vistas.

Learn more about our conservation and social upliftment programs pioneered through our H.O.P.E. Foundation.

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