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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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Open Now: 07:30 - 17:00
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Make sure you book the wild cat combo. This allows you to walk with the cheetah's, which is an amazing experience. Afterwards you'll go and see the other cats. We were kind off surprised that we were able to enter almost al te cages (except...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Making a stop at Tenkwa is definately worth it!!! I love wild cats and happened to see an add for Tenikwa while I was with Adventures by Disney in South Africa (which is also a fabulous experience). Our guides arranged a vehicle for to bring...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We did the combo cheetah walk and wild cat experience and it was fantastic. The guides were very informative. The owners genuinely care about the animals and were helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We went to Tenikwa without knowing what to expect from this place and we loved the experience. The people who work there are very nice and have a lot of knowledge. The non-profit organisation is doing great and I think it's a must on the...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Absolutely loved this experience. We had an 1,5 hour tour and saw many different cat species from up close. I adored the Caracal named Sinjin. Such a cutie. The centre does work for a good cause.

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

I've experienced lots of animal encounters around the world and I would rate the Crazee Cat program at Tenikwa as one of the best. The program is very well organized; They show you your schedule at the beginning of the day when you first arrive...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

My husband and i were looking for something special to do whilst on our 1st trip to South Africa... This experience topped them all. This was the most amazing experience we have ever encountered. We had the privilage to walk with Chester the Cheetah on...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Tenikwa is a very special place. Started as a rescue facility, they have become much more. Their focus is on the small cats, including leopard, cheetah, servals, caracals, and African wild cats. Enclosures are roomy and very natural. The staff is extremely knowlegeable and caring....More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank dolphoto
Reviewed 2 October 2011

I did the Crazee Cat Day and it was worth every Rand! The interaction with the cheetahs is something I will never forget - to hear them purr whilst being groomed and then for them to lick you in thanks - absolutely priceless! The day...More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 20 September 2011

For an animal nut, my visit on 9/9/11 was an unimaginable dream come true. If your schedule and budget permit, you MUST do the Krazy Cat Tour. It's an entire day program that has you walking with the Cheetahs at sunrise and sunset, play time...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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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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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