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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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Address: Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 534 8170
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a...

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of the lesser cats of South Africa, as well as Cheetah and Leopard. We guarantee sightings of African Wild Cat, Blackfooted Cat, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah and Leopard. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner

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US$18,11*
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Wild Cat Experience Tour
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US$45,67*
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Wild Cat Photographic Tour
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US$181,10*
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Wild Cat Animal Keeper for the Day and Tour

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Amazing session with the cheetahs and Mthobisi

We could not do the cheetah walk as they yhad the flu but we were offered a 2 hour session spending time with all the cats on a private tour. We spent about 40 minutes just... read more

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could not do the cheetah walk as they yhad the flu but we were offered a 2 hour session spending time with all the cats on a private tour. We spent about 40 minutes just stroking the female cheetah and brushing her. She purred so loudly. Our guide was Mthobisi and he was brilliant , telling us all about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a tour with sizwe who was a great guide since he did not only bring us close to cheetahs and serval and caracal but as well told us a lot about all the cats in the sanctuary. Great tour. It's not a zoo - that's what we really enjoyed.

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Province of Pavia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today we have had a wonderful experience. This place is very interesting and we suggest to go there because you can see big cats and other animals staying at a short distance from them. We thank Mfundo that has been our guide because he has been very professional, he has helped us to know better animals with a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were originally worried about how we would feel about seeing cheetahs in this setting but due to a recent change in policy the centre no longer uses harnesses on the walk. This made the experience so much better!! We went on a morning walk and our guides msizi, ash and mfundo were great not to mention the cheetahs Zeus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am an avid wildlife photographer and I have visited Tenikwa many times to join the photographic tour. Tenikwa is in a class of its own. Great care is taken to ensure that the animals there are kept in enclosures which give them privacy, companionship and ample vegetation to create the feeling of "nature surrounding". The first introduction to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great tour and a fantastic guide. Mfundo was his name, who showed us around the centre and took the time to explain us about the cats. We enjoyed it very much!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We showed up at 4:20 and booked in for the 4:30 tour. Very friendly, professional place. They answered all our questions. Animals look good, fed and healthy. Even though the drive out there feels a bit like your in the middle of no where, the place itself is clean and well kept

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Tenikwa and we did the Wild Cat Experience tour. Our guide was Sizwe who was excellent and he had a great knowledge of the animals which he shared with us. The visit far exceeded our expectations and we would recommend a visit, do not be put off by the drive to reach the facility as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to do the cheetah walk and had a tour around of the other animals. The staff were all amazing and the animals are all kept in brilliant condition and enclosures. The cheetah walk was fantastic and surreal. The guides know them so well and I felt perfectly safe at all times. Would recommend this to everyone for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took part in the Sunrise Cheetah Walk. The guides were very knowledgeable about the cheetahs' habits and I surprisingly felt quite safe the entire time when interacting with these animals. The guides were not at all rushed and we felt that they really tried to give each person ample time with the cheetahs, both walking them and taking photographs... More 

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