Two major ostrich farms in the Oudtshoorn area, the Cango Ostrich Farm and the Safari Ostrich Show Farm, have stopped offering ostrich rides. According to statements on their websites, both farms recognise a trend towards a more ethical interaction with animals and decided therefore to stop the sitting and riding of their ostriches. Two other ostrich show farms in the Oudtshoorn area, the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and the Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm, are sticking to the feature and are still offering ostrich rides.
Oudtshoorn, known to be the "ostrich capital of the world", is located in the Klein Karoo region of South Africa's Western Cape. The town is home to the world's largest ostrich population.