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.

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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.

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Click page 2 below to read more about petting farms in the Western Cape…