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“This is closed” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
P.O.Box 94 | Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
27 (0)44 272 7115
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Ranked #4 of 15 Activities in Oudtshoorn
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Incubators, baby chicks, ostrich rides and feather crafts are among the attractions at this family-friendly farm.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“This is closed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

All road signs point to Highgate but the site is closed and has been for 2 years which is a shame as we visited this sute 4 years ago and it was brilliant

Visited September 2012
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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“Sadly closed until restocked after bird flu.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This is a super place to visit. We were there 9 years ago and loved it. Very nice small groups taken round by knowledgable guides. I do hope it is able to open again very soon

Visited March 2012
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Bromham, United Kingdom
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“This venue was closed due to Ostrich virus and a long journey abortive.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

we understand that the Farm has been closed for the past year with no opening date in sight. Check before you drive out .

Visited February 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“all things Ostrich , very interesting tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We took this Ostrich show farm out of the three as it was on our way in from Cape Town via R 62 on self drive . A hot cup of coffee revived us from the long drive . Then came the very interesting and well presented tour . You are encouraged to do everything hands on and ask as many questions as you want . Must do this one on your way in from Route 62 as it is a wee bit in the outback and it would take some effort to come back from town . The surrounds are typical hot dry Karoo where Osrtiches thrive . Genuine osrtich leather has small stalked spherules that are freely mobile under your touch . Deformed and infertile eggs are broken up and eaten by the mother to recycle precious nutrients . Every part is used commercially - leather , feathers , meat and bonemeal .

Visited October 2010
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Shanghai, China
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“I'll never go there again.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

They don't have any idea for protecting visitors.Riding ostrich is too risky. There is no responsibility for the injured visitors. I recommend you to visit new place to experience ostrich.

Visited December 2010
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