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“Unique and fascinating experience ”
Review of Meerkat Adventures

Meerkat Adventures
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I came here after having spent several weeks on safari in South African National Parks. I had seen Meerkats in Kgalagadi And Camdeboo national parks although very briefly. I was worried the experience may not be natural enough or might seem contrived, especially at this price. I worried it would not be worth it.

It turned out to be amazing. It is the only natural Meerkat observation available anywhere. They go out at sunset every night to find where the family is staying that night in preparation for the morning. It was fun waiting for them, a beautiful setting. Previous "studies" and shows on meerkats have used food to be able to watch them, these guys are doing it naturally with minimal interference. They are building an incredible knowledge base on the actual habits of these adorable social creatures. The guides were very passionate and excited, as they should be since they are contributing to study and research, not merely showing people animals. Now having been and better understanding the meerkats behavior, the problems, work involved, efforts for conservation, I feel the price is completely justified.

I am used to getting up at 5 to watch animals these days so that part was okay for me, dress warmer than you expect even in summer mornings can be cool.

Thank meandros
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We headed out into the bush at sunrise. Perfect time to witness the environment waking up. Although the focus was on the Meerkats, we saw a variety of animals. Lots of patience is needed for the meerkat sightings, as they do things in their own time. Our patience eventually paid off with good sightings. The guides were very knowledge, friendly & accommodating. A wonderful experience.

Thank JasonG2692
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Seeing the meerkats in their natural environment is something we will never forget. Excellent guides - so informative and passionate. Waiting for the first meerkat to appear as the sun rises and the excitement when it does... Watching the rest of the family appear and get ready fro the day. Wow! Don't miss this opportunity to experience something that can never be replicated in a zoo or animal park. Worth getting up a little early for!

Thank amtraveller_50
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Devey Glinister is just wonderful. We eventually saw meerkats at our third attempt and it was worth all the effort of getting up early three times. There is a sense of being part of the meerkat world as they wake up and stand facing the sun till they are warm enough to start their daily hunt for food. Devey has managed to make the meerkats so used to his voice and presence that they take no notice of him but they are still wild animals who react to strange sounds and movements. A wonderful experience.

Thank Annabelle H
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

As promised, they popped up right in front of us. The very informative guide told us all about meerkats, as well as this specific family and the work and research the team do there. These are truly wild animals and so the timing does vary, but we were relatively lucky; despite the cooler weather they popped up soon after sunrise and we waited for around an hour while the guide gave us information before they came out. We met up at 5 and were done around 8 am.

We also stayed at the Zeekoe Guest Farm, which was fantastic, so the price was only R500 per head.

Thank Rebecca K
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