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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in the Western Cape...more
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Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

Me and my mom did the combo sunrise walk and wild cat experience. First of all the guides were great, laid back, and funny. The cheetahs were so much fun. They are pretty lively in the morning making for a pretty brisk walk. I loved...More

1  Thank sweedeedee
Reviewed 19 August 2010

My family and I took the one hour tour, we could not believe that one can get so close to these beautiful creatures especially to be so close to a cheetah to hear it's purr. Our friendly knowlegeable guide was so helpful and well informed...More

1  Thank KnysnaStays
Reviewed 13 August 2010

We had a wonderful outing to Tenikwa and as great cat lovers just soaked up the atmosphere of all the cats. Our excellent guide Sizwe was a mine of information and my husband and I were his only clients on the one hour guided walk...More

1  Thank YEBO
Reviewed 4 August 2010

Please don't miss this if you are travelling the garden route. You can just meet the various cats up close and personal or choose to meet the cats and then take a cheetah for a long walk into the forest with the very informative guides....More

1  Thank marshal20
Reviewed 9 May 2010

My husband and I took Zulu and Doma for their morning walk and they were just beautiful. I feel tearful every time I look at the photo's as it was just the most incredible experience. Whilst in South Africa we visited Cango, Buffelsdrift game reserve...More

1  Thank stephfletcher
Reviewed 5 May 2010

We would like to thank Mandy and Lee and their stuff for giving us such a great time. We actually decided to come back another day and make Cheetah Walk again. Its not only that we loved Cheetah's, the atmosphere at this place is nothing...More

1  Thank DeeJana_10
Reviewed 2 May 2010

What an incredible experience. My husband just about had a heart attack because he became so excited. We took the cheetahs for their morning walk and have about a million photos. The experience was just unbelievable and touched our hearts immensely. Yes, it was kind...More

1  Thank Southaffy
Reviewed 20 January 2010

I am truly greatful that Len & Mandy have dedicated themselves to creating such a unique and marvelous experience. Three days ago a Steppe Buzzard somehow landed in my pool and nearly downed. I don't know how long it was in the water but after...More

1  Thank Zardoz09
Reviewed 24 October 2009

Visiting Tenikwe was really the highlight of our tirp. Walking the cheetahs was so magical - what fabulous creatures. We loved feeding them and playing with them. Thank you to all the staff who kitted us out in the rain gear and fed us coffee...More

1  Thank LionaAberdeen
Reviewed 6 September 2009

During our stay in Plettenberg bay we found this beautiful place! We went to book the sunrise cheetah walk but it was fully booked, than they gave as a big opportunity... The walk with the big ones... In the morning we discovered that our walk...More

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3 February 2018|
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Response from swigle | Reviewed this property |
I did not book ahead. Arrived around 9:45am. There was only one other visitor at the centre. So although we only paid the standard admission price we got a "private" tour from one of the guides. So, my advice is to get... More
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5 January 2017|
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Response from kiwigirli | Reviewed this property |
HI Sophie... there is loads of parking and defo try and see the animals either early morning or late pm when they are ready for their dinner. The cheetah walking is fab, we spent a whole day at Tenikwa and loved it so much... More