Last year my boyfriend I visited Boulders beach to visit the adorable penguins🐧. After the hard lockdowns we wanted to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible. On our way back we were both starving. Our drive took us to Cape Point Ostrich Farm. It is a working ostrich farm which I didn’t know about. Both of us decided to have lunch at the farm.
The farm house
The farm has a beautiful old Cape Dutch style home. Painted white with mountains, greenery and ostriches all around. Inside this family home is the Hatchery a restaurant with views of the Ostriches. The strange part is you can eat ostrich steak, or a burger whilst watching the ostriches walk around. I’m not vegan and didn’t mind it. But part of me wondered if the ostriches were aware that I was eating one of them.
My paranoid self aside the experience was interesting. The staff were all responsive and kind. We sat and read the history of the farm which is published in a book you can buy there. And afterwards we drank our drinks outside right in front of the ostriches. It was so cool to see them walking around, interacting with each other and staring back at us. I think they liked us regardless of our dietary preferences.
The farm does offer guided tours. The budget clipped our wingspan, and ended up not taking the tour. I wanted to buy my friend in Russia an expensive gift but, I ended up buying her a cheaper one . There are many products made out of ostrich leather and decorative ostrich shells on sale. You can also buy a plain ostrich egg and decorate it yourself. Overall if you are okay with visiting a working farm this is a wonderful place to visit especially on a sunny day as there’s lots of beautiful outside spaces.
Plateau Rd, Cape Point
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 21 7809294
Trading hours: open daily
from 9:30 – 17:30
How to get there:
If you want to visit the Cape Point Ostrich Farm you will need to hire a car as no public transport operates in the area.
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Sounds like a lovely place to visit, Nikki. The surrounding nature and the amenities look great and I’ve always been a huge fan of ostrich meat. Here in London we always stock up at Borough Market. 🙂
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Hi there yes it is beautiful. It has lots of space to sit outside. I do like ostrich meat too but, I don’t eat it that often. Thank you for your comment. I was supposed to visit London this year but, those plans have been shelved for now.
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