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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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I have only seen Meerkat in the zoo before I stumbled upon Meerkat sighting in Oudtshoorn. Hence, I was really excited about the opportunity to see Meerkat in the wild. I must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have only seen Meerkat in the zoo before I stumbled upon Meerkat sighting in Oudtshoorn. Hence, I was really excited about the opportunity to see Meerkat in the wild. I must say that I am impressed that the whole tour was very well organised from the start to the end. Payment is only paid after the sighting. The guides... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

If you are nature and animal lover then you won't mind getting up before the sunrise to make your way to the meeting spot, where you meet Devey - thats when your adventure begins. Short drive and you are given a camp seat, warm mug of coffee - and you ready! Great part of the whole experience is an introduction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience. Expect a 10 km drive from the meeting point to the meerkat barrel. After a cup of coffee we grap a chair and walk 300 metres and sit down and wait for the little fellows to wake up and show themselves. They appeared after 10 minutes and it was a wonderful close encounter and they are not to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

If you're interested in wildlife this is a fantastic way to get a closer look. We've found ourselves unsure of the ethics of some wildlife tourism activities while travelling around South Africa.. Ostrich riding and walking-with-lions style activities are everywhere but they seem a bit wrong to us. This meerkat experience is a fantastic alternative to all that. Devey has... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Yes I know the 5am wake up alarm is a bit much but you won't regret it! We met the guides at the top of the road and were led in convoy about 6kms to where the meerkat colony was and met by a trestle table full of hot tea, coffee and rusks...bit like flapjack! How welcome was that! Guides... More 

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

So worth the 5am start! The meerkats not at all fazed to emerge from their burrows at dawn to be faced by 20 people waiting in deckchairs. As long as we didn't move that is. They warmed their tums in the sun and we learned about meerkat behaviour, heat-aided digestion (hence the sun facing) and diet from our guides. Great... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We had issues locating the meeting point (got the wrong directions from the hotel). It is a relaxed activity (not much physical activity level required). Knowledgeable and friendly staff Well organized We waited for less than an hour for the meerkats to appear, and saw 1 family They sent us pictures of the viewing afterwards (very nice). Liked the experience!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Several years ago while traveling along the concrete road from Willowmore to Kirkwood, we saw a mob of meerkats. I was so impressed and have wanted to see Meerkats ever since once again. While staying at the De Zeekoe, we took the Meerkat tour one early morning, that turned out to be a wonderful experience in many ways. It started... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Getting up at 4.30 isn't something I covet, but to see the meerkats you have to be in place when the sun rises. Because I did not have a car, one of the guides picked me up at my guesthouse, De Zeekoe, and drove me to the meeting place. We then went on to Route 62 and onto a path... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was one of many animal adventures we did while in South Africa but was the only one that you were watching 100% wild animals in their natural environment. No food, no fences, no coaxing, just nature. Brilliant . Best part the guys only took your payment after the meerkats were seen. Very enjoyable. Good job guys.

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