Meerkat Safari provided by Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities

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Join us daily at dawn to witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, just in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities. The Meerkat Safaris at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge will bring you up close to these amazing animals. A trained ranger will meet our guests in the Lookout Lounge, where they will enjoy a warm cup of coffee and rusks, before heading to the Safari vehicle by which they will be taken to the Meerkat burrows. On the way to the burrows guests are usually lucky to spot some of the 22 species of animals on the reserve. As there are dangerous animals the guests remain on the vehicle while waiting for the Meerkats to emerge at the break of dawn. The ranger will educate the guests on all the interesting facts and behaviour throughout the experience. Please note that the departure time change according to seasonality. Guests should contact Buffelsdrift Game Lodge a day before to confirm the departure time.
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Departure Point
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alians5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hastings, United Kingdom100 contributions41 helpful votes
Despite the early morning, this was a must for us and we were not at all dissappointed. The meerkats were just delightful to watch, the tour guide was knowledgeable and moved the vehicle so that all sides could get a good view. I hghly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CSE132 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a full 1.5-2 hours watching the meerkats from start to finish and the guides ensured we all had a great view. Only two vehicles were with the meerkats so it was a relatively small group of I would say around 20 people.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheGaskins wrote a review Feb 2020
Swadlincote, Derbyshire44 contributions3 helpful votes
We chose this trip as the other Meerkat trip was sold out but found it to be excellent. Nice meeting point at the lodge by the watering hole where we saw 2 hippos whilst having a coffee. Took a short ride and parked very close to the system just as the first “lookout” appeared.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Klaus G wrote a review Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1,080 contribution192 helpful votes
As there are only 32 seats available on the 2 vehicles, book well ahead of time. The arrival of one of the vehicles was a surprise as it looked like a large earth moving truck. The guides did a good job to find the little creatures.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TravellingPeacocks
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Lovely restaurant and view game drive experience depends who you get
We booked an afternoon game drive so decided to have lunch in the restaurant beforehand. The restaurant setting is
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761220
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Mrs
Best experience ever! The highlight of our road trip! Friendly tour guides! Worth the money! Had lunch at the resta
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JezandStacy
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Bush Safari . lots of animals in natural habitat
OK, it wasn't Kruger, it is a small, private reserve 1/20 the size. It does make a huge effort to home a lot of end
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am0xx
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Great!
We had a great stay for 4 days. We enjoy the time in the tent. You can observe a lot of Animals at the waterhole. T
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AnthonyW1282
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Fantastic time on game drive
A group of 4,2 couples, went on the afternoon game drive and it didn’t disappoint. With a knowledgeable guide - Kat
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Reb3kka
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Meerkat Safari
One of many 5am wakeups on our holiday but well worth it! It was absolutely freezing so make sure you dress warmly
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philosIsleofMan
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Wow- We had 3 elephants to ourselves to brush and feed
We had prebooked the grooming experience at 9am- we were staying at Oakdene B&B about 10 mins drive away. Easy chec
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Gallivant_with_G
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Walking with giants - elephant walk
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE - OUDTSHOORN. Walking with giants. We joined the elephants on one of their walks out into t
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JodieH1203
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Elephant Feeding 🐘
It was the best thing I've ever done. Truly good for the soul and very informative. I'd go back tomorrow!
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JAYPEECORN
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We went to cuddle elephants
Or better, have the elephants cuddle us. These elephants were rescued when poachers killed their parents for ivory,
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247LiveLife
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Elephant Hugs
I would never have thought that I would allow an elephant to hug me, and with great trepidation I did. What a wonde
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KatyHertfordshire
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Worthy of the early start
The thought of having to be at Buffelsdrift Lodge at 5.40 a.m. was not appealing however we were welcomed with a cu
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Mary M
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Friendly elephants
The elephants were orphaned by poachers when very young and have grown up at the Game Lodge, free to roam over a la
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miketeresamcb
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Meerkats Safari.
Worth every penny & the 5am alarm call !!!So often it’s too easy & say lets have another 10 minutes in bed, we’re o
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NielG_13
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Safari experience so close to town
We visited with friends and did a morning safari ride with a great guide. The young lady was not only a good driver
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