Just thought i'd post this in its correct area as well !!
from my trip report in south Africa
Our main reason for going to oudtshoorn was so that we could go on a meerkat tour (meerkatmagic.com) and this was just fantastic.I recommed anybody interested in these fascinating creatures to book up a trip with the researcher grant,the man's a genius,can't speak highly enough of him.It was like being immersed in your own life on earth special as you follow the meerkats from when they take their first steps of the day outside whichever burrow they've spent the night in to setting off on their foraging trips and finding all manner of food in the bush,millipedes ,spiders,scorpions.
You'll watch them play,find food,feed their babies,take sentry duties,all kinds of things whilst he tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about meerkats and the surrounding countryside.
The tour lasts about 3-4 hours,takes place in the natural world and will provide enough memories for a lifetime.Go to his website and take a look,its a hidden gem of an experience and well worth going out of your way to do.