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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Worth a few hours driving, definitely! NOTE: it starts very early and can be pretty cold!

Having done 'the big 5' we wanted to try something else. we drove all the way from Cape Town, spent the night at Zeekoe farm and joined the meerkat tour at 5am. Very nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Having done 'the big 5' we wanted to try something else. we drove all the way from Cape Town, spent the night at Zeekoe farm and joined the meerkat tour at 5am. Very nice experience, sunrise and coffee included. It's not a safari so you should not expect a jeep drive in the bush, it is more like an educational... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is quiet an experience. You drive all the way up to Oudtshoorn, get up before dawn, meet Davie and and the crew, and have the wonderful experience of seeing the Meerkats popping out. You feel as if watching HDTV live, but in fact you sit right where the action is! Davie and the crew are very experienced and have... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our guide, Rudolph, introduced himself to us in the designated layby at 0450, telling us to follow him for about nine km. The other cars followed. Rudolph and another chap produced coffee and home made rusks for the group of twenty two and we were soon walking the two hundred metres or so to the burrow area. They research the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

On this trip to SA we made a special side trip to Oudshoorn just for the Meerkats - we were not disappointed. Very knowledgable guides, great accommodation at Dee Zeekoe and an amazing morning with the Meerkats - highly recommended.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

When we visited Oudtshoorn we booked the Meerkat Adventure. We left early in the morning in order to be on time for when the sun came up, because then the Meerkat come out of their hovels and stand in the sun warming their bodies in the morning sun. The guides were very friendly and especially very knowledgeable about the animals.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Was really looking forward to this but my girlfriend was not due to the early morning time to see the meerkats. But we both loved the experience. Well worth getting up early to see the meerkats wake up. We met just before 6am but waited until 6 when everyone arrived to drive to the location. Once there we had tea... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I love Meerkats so this tour was a must do on our trip to Africa. Although reasonably priced by Australian tour standards, it is quite expensive by South African standards, but definitely good value in my opinion. Unfortunately the guide made us wait at the meeting point as he thought one group of people were running late. This meant that... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We planned a three night stay near this attraction because it is dependent on the weather. It was booked 10 months before we went and we booked it on the first day we were in Oudtshoorn - just in case. Arriving at the location at 6AM, we were offered coffee or hot chocolate. Be sure to wear warm clothing in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend if you want to learn how meerkats live in the wild. The guides have spent years observing and studying the meerkat families and are very informative. What we appreciate was the meerkats are not tamed so you get to see their natural behaviour. On bad weather days you may have to wait for a while, but the guides... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went to See the meerkat early in the morning during the sunrise. Great atmosphere with tea or coffee. After that sit in a field and listen to a never stopping speach of the guide. This annoid us cause we wanted to get the atmosphere and see the animals. After the meerkats were Zone the show was over and we... More 

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