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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409
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Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) #PlettPredators #CragsCarnivores #HandsOffOurWildlife #SaasaVisit 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 and raccoons. 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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“black leopard” (20 reviews)
“wild dogs” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8409
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thats what we really came to see, the Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs and some other felines. There was some other cats to see, but we got most of them at sleep time (which I believe they sleep 18 hours in the day or so). The tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive animals ! The history of the place and the organization are great. Unfortunately, it felt a lot like a zoo. Our guide did not talk at all and was always on his phone.More

3  Thank Chloé M
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HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chloe I would like to thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. We take pride in our animals and our park and always in our guides so the review on our guide is quite shocking. If possible I would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome visit, and fantastic guide! All the enclosures are clean, all cats well looked after and content. Learned a lot regarding behaviour of big cats, and will definitely return on our next family holiday

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Bert, knew a tons about the animals there and provided tons of interesting facts. We learned things about the hyena you never hear on TV.

Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A very noble cause to rescue and look after animals that might otherwise have to be put down. We really enjoyed our guided walk through the sanctuary. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of information on their animals and the situations that...More

Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here just after 1pm which is apparently not a good time as most of the animals were sleeping. The ticket is such that you can visit again and again on the same day. The animals are all fenced in, for obvious reasons, but...More

Thank Mike4462
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We spent half a day here being shown the big cats and other animals that were being cared for. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and had lots to tell us about the animal. It was a beautiful day and we saw loads of animals. Plenty...More

Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I had my reservations before visiting. Jukani exceeded all my expectations. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Jukani is not a Zoo. It is truly a sanctuary. Beautiful walks through lush fields and part forest, one realises that these animals are free to roam and not once...More

Thank Chutzpah78
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We visited the wild cat sanctuary and it was a pleasure to see these majestic animals in a sanctuary where they were enjoying natural environment and roaming about in a massive enclosure that they enjoyed. The guide was very passionate about the cats and had...More

Thank Siobhan0810
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Our guide was passionate about wild life and the tour was informative and educational. The animals are in large enclosures and you walk with the guide, The tour was about an hour but not suitable for wheelchairs or people with low mobility.

1  Thank sunset1005
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20 September 2017|
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Response from MdVSouthAfrica | Reviewed this property |
The tour group we went in was small and since we had small children with us the guide slowed the pace, with the result that our tour was longer than the scheduled time. The rest of our tour welcomed this since they had extra... More
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Response from HerRoyalHickup | Property representative |
Hi there. Our rates are available on our website. Please note our rates change every 1 November. Our current rates (17 May 2017) is R210 per adult and R105 per child if you only visit one sanctuary. Have a most wonderful... More
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