There’s something so special about feeling the bristly hairs of a pig, feeding horses out of your hand, cuddling silky rabbits, or milking cows…
South Africa is synonymous with wildlife, and there are a variety of petting farms that offer children the opportunity to touch and interact with tame animals.
This makes for a fantastic school outing, an adventurous kids’ party, or just a really memorable family day out.
Some of South Africa’s most popular petting farms include:
Holmeleigh Farmyard (Eastern Cape)
Situated just 20 minutes from the centre of Port Elizabeth, this farm is such a popular spot for visitors of all ages. The tea garden is great for parents that need a hot cuppa while the little ones have the time of their lives.
The touch farm gives you the opportunity to touch and feed the goats, donkeys, ponies, bunnies, geese, ostriches, and more. You can also milk Queenie the cow. There is a play area with plenty of equipment, as well as a jumping castle, pony rides, tractor rides, and a double-decker bus.
Click page 2 below to read more about petting farms in the Western Cape…