The most popular of our activities we offer are without a doubt the daily wild habituated meerkat tours. These tours that commence only at sunrise are dependent on fair weather, since these little creatures will not venture outside their burrows on cold and rainy days. (No tours on rainy days & Christmas day).
Meerkats are part of the so-called Shy 5 which also includes the bat-eared fox, the aardvark, porcupine and aardwolf.
The meerkat tours last between 2-3 hours and booking is essential. Upon arrival at the meerkat burrows, guests are treated to a hot cup of coffee, after which they are issued with a lightweight aluminium chair to sit in while observing the meerkats as they come out of the burrow into the sunshine and then go about their daily routine of foraging and frolicking. These habituated wild animals are never fed or handled by humans.
Tours are presented by Devey, De Zeekoe's experienced tour guide. It is a fantastic experience & unique privilege to get this close to these little creatures in the wild.
R450 per person for De Zeekoe Guests & R550 per person for guests staying elsewhere. Sunrise tours only. Bookings are essential.
The day before the booked tour, Devey has to go out and search for the meerkats. Upon his return from the field he will then inform us of the meeting point and time…
No children under the age of 10 years allowed as you have to sit very quietly in order not to scare the little creatures. Pictures may be taken with Devey’s permission.
Please contact us for further information.
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