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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 84 772 9678
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Seen the big five? Now glimpse of one of the "shy five"

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 February 2016
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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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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I loved this. I have read the other reviews and yes it is expensive in SA terms at the moment. But there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes - for instance the amount of time the day before required to work out where the meerkats are sleeping that that night (ie in order to be there the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We did this two days in a row as the first day they didn't appear. The meerkats are fab and the guys doing good are a Welch of information. I loved it but be warned it is an early start. You need to meet out of town at 05:30 We have some great photos. The great thing is if the... More 

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Bromley, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience despite a no show by the meerkats which we were warned was a strong possibility at the meeting point and given the option to pull out and also advised that if we wanted to proceed then there would be no charge if there were no meerkats. Devey got us all seated near a burrow and... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

After a 5.15am start we drove about 6km to the site and had tea or coffee. We then walked about 200m and set up our garden chairs and waited as the sun rose. Devey and his colleague told us everything about meerkats and answered our questions. After about 40 mins the first meerkat emerged to check all was clear and... More 

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Thank Brian282
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

What a delightful and insightful tour this was. Start the morning with a coffee and the best rusks we've had so far in South Africa. Our leader Devey was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour which made for a fun and entertaining morning. The meerkats were the stars of the show, starting the day soaking up the early... More 

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