Please note that the starting point for these tours is roughly 16 km from the main house and requires self-driving.e main house and requires self-driving.
Five Shy Meerkat Tours – Original Tours Since 2004
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 JD Glinister, and his team. It is a fantastic experience & unique privilege to get this close to these little creatures in the wild.
Have a look at our meerkat videos and direct meerkat website; http://www.fiveshymeerkats.co.za/UK/
R550 per person for De Zeekoe Guests (Credit or Cash Only) & R660 per person for visitors
(All pre-payments and credit card payments need to be made in full). Sunrise tours only. Bookings are essential.
The day before the booked tour, JD 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 guide’s permission.
Please note that a cancellation fee of R200 also applies for pre-payments and if the tour gets cancelled or if the guests decide to not do the tour. The full amount still applies for visitors staying elsewhere.