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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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A must do in Oudtshoorn

Seeing the meerkats in their natural environment is something we will never forget. Excellent guides - so informative and passionate. Waiting for the first meerkat to appear as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing the meerkats in their natural environment is something we will never forget. Excellent guides - so informative and passionate. Waiting for the first meerkat to appear as the sun rises and the excitement when it does... Watching the rest of the family appear and get ready fro the day. Wow! Don't miss this opportunity to experience something that can... More 

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Devey Glinister is just wonderful. We eventually saw meerkats at our third attempt and it was worth all the effort of getting up early three times. There is a sense of being part of the meerkat world as they wake up and stand facing the sun till they are warm enough to start their daily hunt for food. Devey has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As promised, they popped up right in front of us. The very informative guide told us all about meerkats, as well as this specific family and the work and research the team do there. These are truly wild animals and so the timing does vary, but we were relatively lucky; despite the cooler weather they popped up soon after sunrise... More 

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Thank Rebecca K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Most people visit Oudtshoorn for the Cango Caves and ostriches. Great excursions, but do yourself a favour: Contact De Zeekoe Guesthouse and book their Meerkat Adventure. It means getting up early but it is worth it. The show is run by university students who spend a lot of time in the veld, researching these delightful bush babies. They love meerkats... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I love 5 day Test Match Cricket and to me this experience was for the Naturalist equivalent. If you prefer 20/20 then go and see Meerkats in a zoo where you will be guaranteed entertainment but the purists will look down their noses at you. So if you like getting up at 4.15 and then waiting expectantly for some action... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Not cheap, but worth it. Get a great view of such a rare and fascinating animal. The guides seemed extremely passionate and knowledgeable which is always good. Also pleasing that the meerkats were still wild, and were not interfered with at all by humans. Not fed or touched all, just used to seeing and hearing humans, so they weren't spooked... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Everything was well organized and we saw a whole family of Meerkats! We got some coffee to get the morning going on, then walked couple hundred meters and sat on our chairs and waited for the Meerkats. We didn't need to wait very long after we saw the first one, and soon after that the whole family. I was surprised... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Up at 430am - Meerkat burrows on De Zeekoe farm at 6.00am - then wait, and wait, and wait. A few sneaky looks between 630 and 800 - we almost gave up as one family did - but then at 815 the family of 10 meerkats emerged to go off foraging (after a bit of a play to warm up).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had a very good encounter with a family of ten meerkat. I do however think that at R600 per head it is overpriced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was the highlight of our visit to the Oudtshoorn area. The experience is well worth the early meeting time. The individuals who organize the meerkat viewing are just great, and very knowledgeable about the animals and their habits. Really a very special experience which should not be missed if you are in the area.

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