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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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A fantastic opportunity to get close to wild meerkats and learn about them too

This is a must do if you are in the area. Devey and his team are fantastic guides, and they teach you about the surrounding flora and fauna as well as the meerkats themselves... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Ilona H
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is a must do if you are in the area. Devey and his team are fantastic guides, and they teach you about the surrounding flora and fauna as well as the meerkats themselves. Devey is approachable and open, answering questions throughout the encounter. He is clear and easy to understand and his passion for the animals comes through at... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were so excited to go on this adventure and weren't disappointed at all from the meeting point to when our first Meercat popped up to check out the landscape. JD and Rudolph were really knowledgeable and thankfully knew where the Meercats would be and were able to talk us through exactly what to expect and how we needed to... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

This meerkat conservation project was established in 2008 to educate both farmers and tourists alike on the need for protection of these shy suricate’s, and has developed into a unique tourist attraction and South Africa’s first meerkat sanctuary. I met Devey Glinister while doing a property review on De Zeekoe guest farm in Oudtshoorn after joining a tour group for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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37 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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