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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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“wild dogs” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8409
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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.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

They really care about their cats and our guide was super knowledgeable! Small cages but they do their best

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

All animals are in enclosures. A guide will take you past each enclosure and tell you the story about the inhabitants and educate you about that specific cat type. Please note that this is not a go in the enclosure or petting zoo. It is...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Jukani is a must do for anyone who cares about animals. Our guide, Bert, was utterly fantastic, hugely knowledgeable and passionate. I learnt more about the animals at Jukani and the conservation challenges facing them in two hours with Bert than I have in a...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful guide take us through the reserve and explain all about the animals. Seeing the white lion was our highlight as well as the cheetahs and leopard. Highly recommend!

Thank Fiona L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We did this visit before visiting the safari camp! I recomend to do this first! You can see all the animals and learn! Pedro was our guide, and he was great!

Thank Eli S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A fabulous two hour tour with the incredibly knowledgable guide - Bert. Jukani is home to some incredible animals and we really enjoyed seeing them up close (ish!) and learning about them. Siberian tigers, hyena, caracals, leopard, jaguar and lions.... fabulous! Wear a hat and...More

Thank Jackie D
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We enjoyed a guided tour of this caring sanctuary. All the cats are rescues and live out their lives in peace in as large enclosures as possible.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place with wonderful and very knowledgeable guides, providing great stories along the way, the sanctuary is well set up and easy to get around with displays that provide the animals with a good place to live. You can tell by speaking with the guides...More

Thank nicholas a
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was wonderful to see all the different cats and hear about them being rescued and understanding why it is necessary to have these sanctuaries.

Thank Sarah W
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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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