West Coast (Cape Town) Ostrich Ranch

For many years the West Coast Ostrich Ranch has been offering a unique ostrich experience to visitors of the Western Cape.

Situated only twenty minutes from Cape Town's Waterfront, this is a very popular tourist destination.

The farm nestles on the sea facing slopes of the Durbanville Hills, which offer magnificent views of Table Mountain and the Hottentots Holland Mountains.


Guided tours are run every half an hour, but for booked groups a tour guide is assigned to the group for the duration of their visit.

An experienced tour guide will explain the origin and reasons for Ostrich farming, while enlightening you on facts about the largest bird in the world.

The tour comprises of a forty-five minute informative trail through a display room, the leather factory, the incubator and the cactus garden.

Patio, West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town Curio Shop, West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town
The Patio Curio shop

Birds you will see, include West Coast white ostriches, dwarf ostriches, black neck ostriches, emus, rheas, peacocks, ostrich chicks.

It is not uncommon to see chicks that have just hatched or witness an egg being laid.
A common sight is the mating dance of the male ostrich.

The highlight of the trail is the ostrich show, where each member of the tour has the opportunity to sit on a live ostrich.


The restaurant at the ostrich ranch can seat 150 people in a Cape Dutch Styled Farm House.
They specialise in ostrich dishes, offering both a Garden Menu and various set menus for tour operators.
The patio is an area available to all customers to enjoy tea, coffee and cool drinks before or after the tour.
A range of snacks and meals are available from the Garden Menu.

Useful Information

Open 09:00 - 17:00 daily


+27 (0)21 972 1955

Van Schoorsdrif Road Philadelphia (off N7), Cape Town,

West Coast Ostrich Ranch map, Cape Town

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