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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

#2 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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“cheetah walk” (217 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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Reviewed yesterday

It was nice to see that all the animals are well taken care of. Visitors are allowed into the enclosures of the servals, cheetahs, and African wildcats. However, the cats were clearly stressed out by this and it was causing them anxiety (especially the servals)....More

Thank sweetpea1008
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our sunset Cheetah Walk was one of the highlights of our visit to South Africa. To be up close to two majestic beautiful animals was a dream come true. The walk is all about the cheetahs as you are joining them on their walk and...More

Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a private tour with a fellow named Cloud. He was very good and explained everything. The animals were right up close and obviously well looked after.A great experience.

Thank Zoe4552
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very great experience and much know how of our guide. We could ask questions and go in the cheetah house.

Thank Sacha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of our 3 weeks in southern Africa. Had a chance to walk with Cheetahs that are wild!! Mfundo Ash-Sizwe was a wonderful guide that made a terrifying experience a highlight. We were one if ,6 people that walk with Cheetahs 2...More

Thank drphil2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice family-friendly experience since even young children can see wild animals (safari often not accessible to children under 6). The staff who made the tour explained well and took the time. The planned visit of 1 hour lasted more than 1h30. Very...More

Thank steph_lolo-bavaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area it is a must do. Very good value when you consider that all profits go to the animals. Our guide Cloud has a great sense of humour and knowledge of the cats. Overall an excellent experience that will be...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tenikwa is the sort of place I could spend hours gushing about. It has wonderful animals, spectacular people and the work they undertake at the rehabilitation centre is heartwarming. I visited on my own and took part in a Crazee Cats experience. As the name...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The great attraction of the Center is doubtlessly the Cheetah Walk! It is really special as you walk close to the cheetah and stop just feel steps from it to take amazing pictures! You can also make some nice videos as you walk just behind...More

Thank CaioDamore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an exceptional experience. Our guide Mfundo was excellent and knowledgeable, answering all our questions with a smile and great insight. A thank you to the whole Tenikwa team for the wonderful work that gets done for the animals. Thanks to Lee-Marque as well for...More

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Sophie A
Hi there, I am looking to visit in May 2017 any time after 11am and would like to do the combination "tails and trunks" tour. I would also like to do the afternoon walk with cheetahs - is there a package for this? Also, is there parking on site as we will be travelling by car. Many thanks for your help.
5 January 2017|
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Response from ShaunaEMR | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sophie There is plenty of parking, and, in terms of your package requirements, perhaps call Tenikwa as I found them to be very accommodating. The cheetah walks are either at 7.30 am or 3.30 pm ( around feeding time) so... More
Hi, I'm afraid I posted a review on you sight by mistake, it was meant for Jukani. Can you please delete it as I see no way of deleting it myself. Many thanks Surfonsun ( Kerry Holmes)
3 December 2016|
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Hi Len & Mandy. We are heading your way (so lucky to be staying at Hog Hollow) 3rd and 4th November 2015. We are all really excited about visiting your superb sanctuary. Our son will be 10 years old and is 1.5 metres tall. He is very well behaved and a budding zoologist, reading wildlife magazines every month. He is also very sporty fit kid. Do you think it would be possible for him to join us on an evening combo wildcat experience and a walk with the cheetahs? Regards, Steve and Christine Gardner
11 August 2015|
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Response from MandyFreeman_Tenikwa | Property representative |
Hi Steve & Christine, Thanks for your email. We are looking forward to hosting you. Unfortunately, your son is too young for the cheetah walk. He needs to be 16 years for this. We can keep him busy though whilst you go on... More