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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 534 8409
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) who...

Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) who are the CURRENT AWARD WINNERS of the following AWARDS -

• Lilizela Service Excellence Tourism Awards - best Visitors Experience

• Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards - best major Attraction

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Gold-best Animal Welfare Initiative

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Overall Winner

Come and visit Jukani which is the home of rescued predators and other wildlife where the focus is on conservation and education, specifically on the plight of predators both in captivity and in the wild all over the world.At Jukani you can see most of the larger cats such as lion, Bengal and Siberian tiger, jaguar, leopard, cheetah, puma, caracal and serval together with rarer species such as white lions and tigers and black leopard.The sanctuary is also home to other predators such as African wild dog, hyena, jackal, honey badger and zorilla together with other wildlife such as zebra, springbuck, raccoons and a variety of species of snake.Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour of the sanctuary and introduce you to its inhabitants whilst offering a wealth of interesting and fascinating information regarding each of the species.A visit to Jukani is not just about viewing big cats, it is an informative experience at a sanctuary where the animal's physical and emotional needs are placed first and foremost. Unlike some other facilities, the cats here do not breed and cubs are not removed from their mothers to be 'cuddled' by visitors. These cubs often end their days as trophy hunter's prey.Jukani is a sanctuary, a place of refuge where the wildlife is treated with respect and protected from hunting and other dangers in safe and natural surroundings.The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, a non-profit organisation (PBO No. 200/060 667/08 NPO 008 - 464) is the sole custodian of all the animals at Jukani, and therefore their future is secured.Jukani is funded by means of responsible eco-tourism and strives to achieve an effective balance between conservation and economic reality.A restaurant and curio shop is also available together with disabled access and facilities.

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Animals well cared for.

We just did the regular tour. Our guide Bert was very informative about all the animals. iit is clear to see they are very well looked after and live in spacious and very clean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just did the regular tour. Our guide Bert was very informative about all the animals. iit is clear to see they are very well looked after and live in spacious and very clean pens. They are in excellent condition. For one reason or another none of the animals can be released back into the wild. We enjoyed the visit... More 

Thank surfonsun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place towards a great cause. All about animal welfare and only involves rescued animals. You are taken around by a single tour guide who gives great detail about the animals and seemed to know individual details about all the rescued animals.

Thank Eddie P
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the animals were rescued from either private owners or parks that didn't take care of them appropriately. You can see a white tiger and also white lions. The tour was interesting as the guide knew a lot about the animals and their backgrounds.

Thank Sa H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If in this area you MUST go here - if only to give your support and help to save even a couple of these beautiful aninals. When you arrive you get a guide who walks you around the park and totally enlightens you about all sorts of amazing facts, We had Bert who is just amazing and very passionate about... More 

Thank diveforever
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed this educational sanctuary tour & our guide, Elvis, was very knowledgeable. We learned all about the resident big cats, hyena and the most adorable three-legged springbok. The majority of these animals have been rescued from trophy hunting breeders & cannot survive in the wild. Jukani cares for the welfare of these animals and it shows... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jukani was just ok, nothing to rave about particularly if you have done a safari or Cango Wildlife Park where you can actually have encounters with cats. However, our guide, Melody, was great and waited on us to catch up with the rest of the group as we were running late coming back from Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. He... More 

Thank PMann74
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice reception and tea garden. We hardly saw any animals. Guide was not very pro-active to find them.

Thank Nic L
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend you to visit the Tenikwa Wildlife Awarness Centre at Plettenburg Bay if you travel Garden Rout. Both grown ups and our five year old boy enjoyed the eco kid tour among different African wild cat animals. Animal keeper Patrick was a lovely guide. In a very patient and pedagogical manner Patrick teached our five year old about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing and the staff were all very good and knowledgeable. You can tell the animals are well cared for and loved. We had our guide Elvis to ourselves and he was able to get the animals attention and he was so helpful. Please tip your guides it's well worth it.

Thank Aysen S
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jukani experience was great. Got to see a lot of rehabilitated large cats most of who posed well for us. The enclosures of these cats are quite huge giving them lot of space to move around. The guide was very informative and gave us lot of information. Before the end of the tour there is a small tent which houses... More 

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