About Rietfontein Ostrich Palace
Welcome to Rietfontein Ostrich Palace which is a working ostrich farm situated between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn on the Route 62 – the longest wine route in South Africa. It is the oldest working ostrich farm in the Cape Colony and was established by the Potgieter family in 1897. It boasts one of the most intriguing ostrich palaces dating back to the early 1900s.
Enjoy a scrumptious meal at our restaurant - we serve ostrich cuisine and local wine. Our accommodation comprises three units with six rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and equipped with all necessities. Experience a one-hour private ostrich farm tour daily, or the historical side of Rietfontein Ostrich Palace and the Feather Boom Era.
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