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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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Big thanks to our guide Elvis! He was very informative, friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him! The cats are incredible and the work the Jukani team do is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big thanks to our guide Elvis! He was very informative, friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him! The cats are incredible and the work the Jukani team do is priceless!!! Thank you Elvis and Jukani! We had a wonderful tour. My son Broc (3) held Elvis hand through the tour and daughter, Shiloh (6) had a blast!!! I... More 

Thank burmateak
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours on a guided walk with Bert -a senior ranger who was a mine of information. It was a memorable experience.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always feel sad for caged in animals, however the people at Jukani are doing a great job in giving these beautiful cats an amazing home! Animals have huge areas to roam, look very healthy and come close to the fences so you can see Lions/Tigers/Cheetahs/Leopards/Jaguars from 2meters away! Great value for money if you do Jukani together with Monkeyland... More 

Thank Daniël R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest tours of the magnificent Cats in our world. It makes me sad that we are required to protect them from humans but at Jukani these Cats are very well looked after. Their cages are large enough and all the Cats found here are healthy. The guides are informative and comical which makes the tour... More 

Thank Monique V
South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide for this visit is very knowledgeable and was more that ready to answer all the questions we asked him. The children enjoyed the walk through the sanctuary and were very intrigued by the lions that came right up to the fence! The guide kept to the pace we set, and was not hurried to get us through the... More 

Thank MdVSouthAfrica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really fun place to visit. The guide was so informative and definitly knows his stuff. They defenitly enjoy their work and really go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the big cat experience. The cats are all behind fences as this is a sanctuary not a game farm. It is good to see so... More 

Thank Karel v
Bellville, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great guide who supplied the group with plenty of information. The animals are well maintained and plenty of guides everywhere. This is one of the tourist attractions in the area. The tour lasted about 90 minutes and we saw plenty of different big cat species and lions. This is highly recommended.

Thank Martin N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place have a lot of giant cats (lions, tigres, cheetah, etc). If you took the monkey or birds tour, they may have a special offer to you.

Thank Caio A
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well priced. The animals were a bit tired and all sleeping. But we were told we should have came in the afternoon when animals are more hungry and active. All animals are visible (fat), they are well taken care of. The tour was very informative. After the tour, there is a puzzle park right next to it, we played... More 

Thank ConnieNyapule
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

An impressive big cat wildlife park which concentrates all its efforts on education. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and gave us great insight into the many cat species they have here, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and leopards. The animals have large enclosures and appear well looked after. We visited mid/late afternoon which is a good time as the cats... More 

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