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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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A great experience

We thoroughly enjoyed the Meerkat Adventure experience. After meeting Davey at the agreed place (on the side of the road) we then followed him into a large piece of land (part of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2012
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Canberra
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the Meerkat Adventure experience. After meeting Davey at the agreed place (on the side of the road) we then followed him into a large piece of land (part of a farm I think). We then walked with him to this spot where he told us to put up our chairs and sit. We sat there wondering whether... More 

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1 Thank MarggyCanberra
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Get up at dawn and experience the meerkats waking up and sunning themselves. Wrap up warm though at is is cold. Wonderful experience. We watched them for 60 minutes before they scampered off on their daily foraging. Whole experience lasted 2 hours.

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1 Thank JennyBray
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

What a special experience this is. Special to be able to spend a little time so close to meerkats but made more so by the entertaining and encyclopaedic knowledge of Devey Glinister your host. Try his web site at www.meerkatadventures.co.za then try not booking with him! Easy to speak to, attentive by e-mail, we found Devey reliable and true to... More 

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Thank Martin S
Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank KathyR65
Kentucky
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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
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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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 35 helpful votes
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
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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