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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Absolute must see if you are in the area!

We heard about the Meerkat experience when visiting South Africa the previous year and it was everything we hoped it would be. Seeing them in their natural environment as the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leah G
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about the Meerkat experience when visiting South Africa the previous year and it was everything we hoped it would be. Seeing them in their natural environment as the sun rose was just magical and it was worth the early rise and the wait. The staff who took us were amazing and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the meerkat adventures in Oudtshoorn and we really enjoyed it! On the first we tried to take part is was unfortunately raining, but on the next morning the weather was better and the meeerkats came out. Really nice-it was worth to get up so early!

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here after having spent several weeks on safari in South African National Parks. I had seen Meerkats in Kgalagadi And Camdeboo national parks although very briefly. I was worried the experience may not be natural enough or might seem contrived, especially at this price. I worried it would not be worth it. It turned out to be amazing.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We headed out into the bush at sunrise. Perfect time to witness the environment waking up. Although the focus was on the Meerkats, we saw a variety of animals. Lots of patience is needed for the meerkat sightings, as they do things in their own time. Our patience eventually paid off with good sightings. The guides were very knowledge, friendly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 February 2017

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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Thank Annabelle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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