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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA)...

Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA)

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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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This place is worth a visit and gives you a closer look at cats you will never see close up on safari. Go in the evening time when the cats get more active- otherwise a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ber G
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth a visit and gives you a closer look at cats you will never see close up on safari. Go in the evening time when the cats get more active- otherwise a lot of them are sleeping in their shelters out of sight!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See lions; Hyena; Cheetah; Tigers; Leopard and many more predators in this Cat Sanctuary. They all live in smallish enclosures. Not ideal but this gives the animals a chance to live outside of Zoo like enclosures.

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent guides. We saw all the animals. The care and attention to their welfare is excellent. And makes you feel so pleased to visiti. Ethical caring etc etc.

Thank frenchabroadFrance
Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These three Sanctuary's together - Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Cats just had my jaw dropped the entire tours !!! The set-up, the guides, the way the animals are taken care of... all just superbly amazing! The Guides are suuuuuper friendly and knowledgeable!!! It's worth every cent of the entry fee!!! You will walk away with a completely warm... More 

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We especially liked this place because they have been rescuing wild cats. The place given to the animals are large enough and its visible that they are being taken good care of .

Thank ArzuUzel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic enclosures, so many cats to see and the guides are very friendly and knowledgable. Very respectful of animals and a greeat experience

Thank Eliot A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best wildlife tour we had,'x our guide wrre very good and told us a lot of facts we did not know about the animals. It's a bit of a walk about an hour put whorf every step.Give it a try.

Thank 1Francois1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not free roaming wildlife so don't expect it to be a wild life reserve, that being said the animals have large spaces to live in. They are well taken car of and the guides are friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure supporting a place such as this.

Thank Coincut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge cat fan so this was heaven for me. The cats are amazing and beautiful and the stories are sad but the happy endings are great! The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. We also got to see the famous black leopard, Spirit. Such an amazing sanctuary. I will visit every time I'm in... More 

Thank Ilse M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful way to spend 2 hours, and an excellent initiative to save and rehabilitate rare and endangered big cats. Elvis was a fantastic guide, full of information on animals he clearly loves and proud of the conservation efforts undertaken by Jukani. Even though we've seen many of these cats in the wild, the opportunity to see rare species, saved from... More 

Thank Robyn M

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