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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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“black leopard” (20 reviews)
“wild dogs” (19 reviews)
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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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"big cats"
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"wild dogs"
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"siberian tiger"
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"large enclosures"
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"puzzle park"
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"honey badger"
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"mossel bay"
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"wealth of information"
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"rescued animals"
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"canned hunting"
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"beautiful cats"
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"big cat experience"
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"well taken care"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After winning a free tour I was not sure if I should take up the offer, but was I presently surprised. Our guide was outstanding and the wildlife on view was incredible. They have a puzzle park there too and Monkeyland and Birds of Eden...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken on the last tour of the day, and came in with no expectations. Hadn’t heard of the sanctuary before, and just happened to go due to the deal you get if you visit all 3 sanctuaries (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, and Jukani)....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanx guys you are doing an awsome job keep it up.kind regards from Lorenzo from protea hotel knysna

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Bert was the best pairing we could have had. He had a wealth of information and passion for the cats. This made our experience the best we have had by far. Thx Jukani and Bert for the amazing work you do.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Educational outing in the wild. To mention Johnny Clegg: I'm searching for the spirit of a great heart.... It was an amazing experience to spend time with the big cats and other smaller animals. But I was heartbroken when I found out how bad the...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had a most enjoyable visit, as not only did we enjoy seeing the animals, we learnt so much about them through our most knowledgeable guide, Melody. He welcomed our questions and his love for the animals and his concern for their care was obvious....More

Thank 400carolyn
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

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

Thank nathanstitus
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 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

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HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

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 3 May 2018 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 15 April 2018 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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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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sparkpatch
10 April 2017|
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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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