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Meerkat Magic

#8 of 32 things to do in Oudtshoorn Features Animals
Scenic Cape Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 3077
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Fabulous Meerkat viewing

We had to scrape the ice off the car windscreen on a really cold morning yesterday before embarking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue B
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
via mobile
A cold but interesting morning .

We left at dawn when it was 0 degrees to sit outside and wait for the meekats to get up .The guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mark w
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Scenic Cape Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 3077
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had to scrape the ice off the car windscreen on a really cold morning yesterday before embarking this trip. So worth it though! We were met by our guides who took us a short way to the viewing area. Hot drinks, biscuits and blankets...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left at dawn when it was 0 degrees to sit outside and wait for the meekats to get up .The guide was very knowledgeable and fun . He spoke for nearly 2 hours. We were lucky the meerkats appeared after about 40 minutes ....More

1  Thank mark w
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I were the only people on the tour on a freezing June morning but it was well the effort. Sat and watched a family of five meerkats for a couple of hours. As it was cold and cloudy the meerkats took their...More

Thank Colin N
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Oh they just melted my heart. You have to walk to whatever burrow the Meerkats decide to use that night, and carry a foldup chair. Once there you sit and wait until the Meerkats decide it is time to get up. Then they sun themselves...More

1  Thank maureend105
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing opportunity to see and learn about these amazing creatures. We were assured that we would see the meerkats, we had to wait longer (probably up to an hour) than expected before they appeared, but they did appear in abundance. We were...More

1  Thank ew25
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Early rise to leave by 05:45. Hot coffee on hand to warm us up. Very knowledgeable guides add to the experience. The sight of that first little head popping out of the burrow is priceless. What an awesome,personal experience. Always take something warm to wear.

2  Thank trevgail
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

You will have to wake up really early to experience the meerkats but it is certainly worth it. Meerkats you won't see in zoos so this is one of the few possibilities to actually see them. This was a special experience and it's worth the...More

Thank Hans K
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wonderful early morning activity watching these lovely creatures emerge from their burrows. Excellent guide who narrated the life history of these social family animals.

1  Thank Heiko C
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was a very early start and we had to drive to Bufflegate Reserve. There was nobody around to show us where to meet. After a lot of driving back to the main gate, then back to the Lodge, we finally heard voices in a...More

2  Thank surfonsun
Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was definitely worth waking up before the sunrise for this. Devey's passion for the meerkats is unbelievable. An authentic and recommended experience for whoever is in the area.

1  Thank Deganit E
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Marlene D
30 July 2017|
Response from ew25 | Reviewed this property |
Via their website, google meerkat adventures
1 November 2016|
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Response from Marie H | Reviewed this property |
Phone or WhatsApp Devey on 0847729678. He's very helpful! He is fully booked for 3 months ahead so Good Luck!
Debbie B
17 November 2015|
Response from Pretorianers | Reviewed this property |
Go to website of De Zeekoe guesthouse, contact them and explain your problem I am sure they will help. Best is to book your stay with them . If you can't drive on your own to the meeting point for the adventure, they will... More