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“Absolute must see if you are in the area!”
Review of Meerkat Adventures

Meerkat Adventures
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Absolute must see if you are in the area!”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We heard about the Meerkat experience when visiting South Africa the previous year and it was everything we hoped it would be.

Seeing them in their natural environment as the sun rose was just magical and it was worth the early rise and the wait.

The staff who took us were amazing and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

Visited March 2017
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Vienna, Austria
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“Very nice experience!”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We attended the meerkat adventures in Oudtshoorn and we really enjoyed it! On the first we tried to take part is was unfortunately raining, but on the next morning the weather was better and the meeerkats came out. Really nice-it was worth to get up so early!

Visited February 2017
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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128 reviews
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“Unique and fascinating experience ”
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.

Visited March 2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Unique Experience ”
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.

Visited February 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must do in Oudtshoorn”
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!

Visited February 2017
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