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“Don't waste your time and money”
Review of Meerkat Adventures

Meerkat Adventures
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I will consider this the ultimate rip off of my trip to South Africa. Up before dawn to sit on the side of a road waiting for a crocodile Dundee wanna be to show up and lead you around the corner. Yes there was coffee and tea there but I would have preferred an extra hours sleep over the clandestine farce. The day we were there was overcast and cloudy. There were almost 30 of us all having paid a pretty penny to sit in the middle of a field while our "guides" walked around looking for Meerkats. Perhaps if it was sunny they would have been basking in the sunshine but I understand they do not come up in the rain and it is my opinion anyway that they do not come up in overcast weather either so it was just an opportunity to waste 3 hours of our time and try to justify the money they charged. Don't be taken like I was. If the sun isn't shining don't go.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The meerkat experience was everything it promised to be! Before we actually went to the merkat viewing point, we were pampered with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and rusk because it is very cold before sunrise. The tour people check out in the evening where the meerkats will come out of their borrows. When the sun came up, they showed themselves for the longest time, while we were sitting on comfortable folding chairs tucked in with blankets, pointing cameras. They don't get disturbed but are not tamed either. Until they show the tour guide gives details on their behavior and how the visitors should behave. While the meerkats are out, our guide Rudolf took photos, so all of us are in the pictures with the furry guys. While still on tour on the garden route, he emailed the photos! Awesome!

Thank TatiAfrika13
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you love nature and if you like meerkats, this is for you. It is fantastic to experience the sunrise within that beautiful scenery. It get´s much better and is a special moment when the meerkats become awake. We were lucky and saw even young ones. Devey is the best guide you can desire. He knows everything about the meerkats and other wild animals. He is a lovely, funny, down-to-earth guy. We would definitively do the tour again.

Thank athens02
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

it was very good. started with a meeting point at the intersection as the place is alone route 62, the coffee, we were provided with chairs to watch the meerkats up close and personal.

Thank Timothy413
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Devey the guide was a cool cat and so were the meerkats. Well worth the early rise. Davery provides an authentic viewing experience with lots of background and he is a wealth of knowledge. We loved the outing and the stories.

Thank mile123
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