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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Jukani during 3 months and I really fell in love with any single animal of the sanctuary. This place is a really ethical sanctuary where the animal keepers work very hard for the welfare of the cats...More

Thank Clémentine L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had tour guide Melody who was excellent, enthusiastic & informative. We spent 2 hours going around learning about the animals & relearning what I thought I knew about them! Loved the white bengal tiger, Siberian tiger & Jaguar. Very interesting about the hyena &...More

Thank Emily O
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was AMAZING - he was really good (but annoyingly can't remember his name properly, we think in began with J) and super knowledgeable. All the animals have effectively been rescued, and it was lovely to see them basking in the sun! There...More

Thank Maddie P
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were 2 families with 2 kids each (under 8). "X" was our guide who was so informative and friendly but most of all, patient with us and all our questions. We saw every animal they had and if not in view, X pointed them...More

Thank LisaM152CT
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited this sanctuary with kids. It was ok, but not very exciting. More informtion and fun facts would have been a plus. Tours aimed at children (specailly advertised as such) would be a bigger plus. We saw many animals but just thought they were...More

Thank JulietteP_SA
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We went on a guided walking tour which took about an hour and half. The cats are not kept for breeding purposes or for sale or for canned hunting. All of them are rescues and several have a sad history. They are kept in very...More

1  Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We visited this sanctuary when it was based in Mossel Bay and although doing good work we felt the enclosures were too small. What a change! The new facility in Plettenberg has significantly larger enclosures. It is a long walk round so wear comfortable shoes.

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We did not know what to expect. We had an extremely knowledgeable personal guide by the name of Melody. He answered all our questions and was both interesting and informative. This is not a zoo but rather a wildlife sanctuary where they save animals from...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was led on a 1:2:1 tour of the site - learnt loads about the various animal residents and the attempts to re-introduce wildlife back to the wild. A fabulous tour culminating in being up close and personal with the Cheetahs in their enclosure.

Thank K9TLS
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A guide takes you trough the reserve on foot and teaches you quite a lot about the animals. It's only a few hours but with stopping to see the cats and other animals.

Thank CoolMomTraveler
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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
10 April 2017|
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