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Meerkat Adventures

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Address: De Zeekoe Farm, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 84 772 9678

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Worth the early morning

Was really looking forward to this but my girlfriend was not due to the early morning time to see the meerkats. But we both loved the experience. Well worth getting up early to... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Was really looking forward to this but my girlfriend was not due to the early morning time to see the meerkats. But we both loved the experience. Well worth getting up early to see the meerkats wake up. We met just before 6am but waited until 6 when everyone arrived to drive to the location. Once there we had tea... More 

Thank littlest-elephant
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

I love Meerkats so this tour was a must do on our trip to Africa. Although reasonably priced by Australian tour standards, it is quite expensive by South African standards, but definitely good value in my opinion. Unfortunately the guide made us wait at the meeting point as he thought one group of people were running late. This meant that... More 

Thank Muzz01
Gainesville, Florida
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250 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 850 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We planned a three night stay near this attraction because it is dependent on the weather. It was booked 10 months before we went and we booked it on the first day we were in Oudtshoorn - just in case. Arriving at the location at 6AM, we were offered coffee or hot chocolate. Be sure to wear warm clothing in... More 

5 Thank Patricia W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend if you want to learn how meerkats live in the wild. The guides have spent years observing and studying the meerkat families and are very informative. What we appreciate was the meerkats are not tamed so you get to see their natural behaviour. On bad weather days you may have to wait for a while, but the guides... More 

1 Thank Tina X
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111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We went to See the meerkat early in the morning during the sunrise. Great atmosphere with tea or coffee. After that sit in a field and listen to a never stopping speach of the guide. This annoid us cause we wanted to get the atmosphere and see the animals. After the meerkats were Zone the show was over and we... More 

Thank vielreis
Camberley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Early alarm call whilst on holiday (6am meet), but well worth it to see the Meerkats and the wonderful sunrise. Coffee on arrival was very welcome! The guys were very informative and interesting and we enjoyed listening to their experiences. We didn't have long to wait until the first Meerkat surfaced....soon followed by the rest of the mob. So funny... More 

Thank Cathy W
Cascade, Wisconsin
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284 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

You meet at the farm and then walk to where the meerkats "camped out" the previous night. You may walk several hundred meters. Then you sit and wait for them to come out sometime after the early morning sun warms them up. You then view them, sitting down for a half hour or so and walk back to your car.... More 

Thank donandbobbi
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208 reviews
96 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Jaco and Christo hosted us for a great sunrise adventure with the meerkats near Oudtshoorn. Very informative and an excellent experience! Thanks!

Thank Brad G
Hermanus, South Africa
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a must do activity in my opinion. Reading some of the other reviews I can see that some international travelers either dont appreciate the effort these people go to or the complexity of the animals behavior. Whoever said there would be "breakfast" served? Get a grip, its the bush - just appreciate what you get if you get... More 

Thank Bwana-Rafiki
Montpellier, France
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour on the website and we were very happy and we couldnt wait to meet the merkaats...the day before the tour we had to call to know the departure hour and to know if the tour was confirmed because it is weather permited. Unfortunately we called many times and we never had answer...no profesionnal at all !

Thank Squickur

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