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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Incredible Experience

This far exceeded our expectations - Deevey was great and told us so much about the Meerkats and his enthusiasm was contagious. We sat and watched them for about 2 hours and it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2012
KathyR65
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

This far exceeded our expectations - Deevey was great and told us so much about the Meerkats and his enthusiasm was contagious. We sat and watched them for about 2 hours and it seemed like minutes. They were so entertaining and it was great knowing they weren't part of a zoo or an animal reserve - just in the wild... More 

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Kentucky
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We were very excited about the chance to see meerkats and Devey didn't disappoint! It exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed watching them "warm up" and then play for nearly two hours! Devey is very knowledgeable and provided terrific information while we waited on the little ones to wake up.

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Waedenswil, Switzerland
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Highly recommend to go on the Meerkat Adventure tour with Devey. It is an early start at 5am when you meet him just outside Oudtshoorn. Together you travel on for another few minutes before the cars are parked. After a coffee everybody gets a camping chair and you walk over to the spot where the Meerkats are sleeping. (Devey always... More 

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Altrincham, England
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

There seems to have been a debate about whether Meerkat Adventures offers value for money. Looked at one way, it may seem expensive, but I feel that misses the point. The chances of being able to do this for yourself are virtually nil. You are paying for the specialist knowledge which Devey is able to offer, both in terms of... More 

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Lichfield STAFFS
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56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

I have to agree with some of the comments on here regarding the price; it is very expensive for what it is, given that you have to self drive and you only have one hot drink on offer. However we went and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Davey was very knowledgeable and knew his stuff. I do think they will out... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

The tour was really a unique experience! We really enjoyed the tour with Devey and his little meerkat friends! Devey was really nice and provided us with a lot of interesting facts about meerkats and everything else happining in this area. It was a one of a kind experience to sit just 2-3 meters in front of the meerkats and... More 

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birmingham UK
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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

R2700 for a family of 6 - you must be kidding! We are at the end of a 3 week holiday in SA and have been thrilled with the tremendous value the country has to offer but not in this occasion. There is no transport ( believe it or not you meet the guy at the side of the road!)... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

All in all R550 per person to sit in a field and only see the actual meerkats for 15 mins! It was a good experience but completely and utterly overpriced. And for the money you would expect more than meeting him on the side of the road and being made to follow and one measly cup of coffee! If you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

An adventure to experience meerkat society and an insight to understanding their behaviour, which would not be possible but for Devey of Meerkat Adventures -his passion for these creatures and his perserverence in keeping tracks on them and trying to conserve these creatures, his patience in being accepted by them all allowed us a rare and unique VISIT with these... More 

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Thank ScottishJanette
Chester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

Having been let down by Meerkat Magic who we had paid R800 up front, we visited the local Tourism office to complain. They told us they no longer had dealings with Meerkat Magic due to numerous complaints and regular unreliability. They gave us details of another Meerkat trip run by Meekat Adventures. Unlike Meerkat Magic who insist on a deposit... More 

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