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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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Sharing a sunrise with meerkats has been on my bucket-list forever. I am not an early morning person so the 5am meet time was a little daunting, but a cup of coffee watching the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Elaine K
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Struisbaai, South Africa
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Struisbaai, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sharing a sunrise with meerkats has been on my bucket-list forever. I am not an early morning person so the 5am meet time was a little daunting, but a cup of coffee watching the sun rise prepared us for the 900 metre walk, camp chair under the arm, to the burrows. On the way the guides explained the do's and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To start with the basics, it is absolutely essential that you book this well in advance, as places are limited. Equally, it is absolutely essential that you call Devey on the day before to get the right rendez-vous time. The website gives you a meet time, but it does vary according to the time of sunrise, so our putative 5.45... More 

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Thank John G
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots have already been written about this ludicrously early adventure to see meerkats - i'm gonna say I arranged this for my wife although I did quite enjoy it ! We met at 5am, drove to a secret location, watched the sunrise with a coffee then we were issued with supremely comfortable aluminium chairs and we went off and walled... More 

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Thank Rob L
Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this on our recent self drive holiday to South Africa. We stayed locally so the early start at 5am was followed by only a short drive. This is well worth doing as the guides are brilliant and will give you all the facts on the meerkat family. The work they have put in over the years to get... More 

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Thank CarlDavis87
Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the very fun things we did in our trip to South Africa, the early morning rise is more that worth it! Davey is not juts the tour guide, he is someone who really loves this animals and that as dedicated a lot of his life to study them, its really a pleasure the ear him talk! Also he... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having done 'the big 5' we wanted to try something else. we drove all the way from Cape Town, spent the night at Zeekoe farm and joined the meerkat tour at 5am. Very nice experience, sunrise and coffee included. It's not a safari so you should not expect a jeep drive in the bush, it is more like an educational... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quiet an experience. You drive all the way up to Oudtshoorn, get up before dawn, meet Davie and and the crew, and have the wonderful experience of seeing the Meerkats popping out. You feel as if watching HDTV live, but in fact you sit right where the action is! Davie and the crew are very experienced and have... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide, Rudolph, introduced himself to us in the designated layby at 0450, telling us to follow him for about nine km. The other cars followed. Rudolph and another chap produced coffee and home made rusks for the group of twenty two and we were soon walking the two hundred metres or so to the burrow area. They research the... More 

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Thank Mary H
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

On this trip to SA we made a special side trip to Oudshoorn just for the Meerkats - we were not disappointed. Very knowledgable guides, great accommodation at Dee Zeekoe and an amazing morning with the Meerkats - highly recommended.

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Thank jenbrom
Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

When we visited Oudtshoorn we booked the Meerkat Adventure. We left early in the morning in order to be on time for when the sun came up, because then the Meerkat come out of their hovels and stand in the sun warming their bodies in the morning sun. The guides were very friendly and especially very knowledgeable about the animals.... More 

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