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“Meerkat Adventures - a MUST DO!”
Review of Meerkat Adventures

Meerkat Adventures
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We went with Meerkat Adventures and not with Meerkat Magic.
Eventhough we had to get up at 4am in the morning driving from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn to meet at 5:45 it was worth it!
The booking was very uncomplicated over their website, Devey and his team were always reachable by phone to confirm the exact meeting time.
After a short introduction and a hot coffee we headed to the burrows to wait for the meerkats. Devey gave us lots of interesting information whilest we were waiting for the Meerkats but also once they were out. He is the absolute go to person in South Africa when it comes to Meerkats. It was worth every Rand!!

Thank Popinet P
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Ignore the 'bad instructions/directions posts'. You have to get the instructions at the 11th hour for a good reason - they need to know where the meerkats have settled for the night! We had clear instructions for meeting point, arrived with about 15 cars and followed in convoy to a clearing where we were given tea/coffee, chatted and paid. Then split into two groups of about a dozen in each. Not a lot of hanging around. And then. . . a short drive, take your chairs sit and wait for the most amazing experience after an interesting and knowledgeable talk first. This tour is absolutely wonderful and would recommend it to anyone in the area. The Meerkats are about 20ft away - plentiful and playful for about an hour before they run off to take shade and find food for the day.

Thank Myra B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Meeting point was easily found and the convoy of 50 plus people to area acceptable. A lot of repeated instructions and preamble plus poor organisation of payments resulted in a great deal of waiting around. The large group was split into two. After another short drive and walk plus the issue of chairs we witnessed ten meerkats for approximately 20 - 30 minutes before they ran off. The observers then departed.
ZAR600 for each person is very expensive and represents poor value.
Consider other wildlife experiences which offer far wider and varied viewing.
Not recommended.

Thank j0hng0sling
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Early start for a very special experience. Meerkat family totally unperturbed by our presence and doing what Meerkats do in the wild....whilst looking very cute!! Very knowledgeable and informative guides. Fantastic must-do activity in the shadows of the magnificent Swartsberg Mountains...a real treat ❣️

Thank MelBrentwood_UK
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting the meerkats at dawn. The guides were very knowledgeable and knew exactly where to place us when they come out of their homes in the morning. Great experience. Highly recommend

Thank angelsweets_80
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