Meerkat Adventures offers a two-hour sunrise, wild but habituated meerkat excursion in Oudtshoorn – which is the best place for getting up close to these fascinating creatures. Your well-educated guide will collect you well before sunrise for the privilege of hanging out with wild meerkats as they wake up. Meerkats are highly active just after sunrise, when they head out to hunt. You are taken to the spot they are expected to appear where chairs are placed in a semicircle before the waiting begins. Drink coffee in the quiet waking hours of the wild, as you wait for the sun to rise. It’s a thrilling experience watching the first meerkat make his appearance to check that the coast is clear for the rest, as they come out of their burrow one by one to sun themselves and enjoy the start to a new day. Photo opportunities are abundant so don’t forget to bring your camera.