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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 6 January 2018

We had a great, informative tour around Jukani. Our tour guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable (we were full of questions). The animals are in lovely condition and kept in nice, big enclosures.

Thank Erica F
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting Jukani. Our timing was out so we where their at 11:30 so most of the animals were hiding from our summer sun but still there was enough to see. I have to give our guide Xola a 10/10 he was friendly...More

1  Thank Andrieslouisean... H
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We managed to visit all three wildlife parks in the group and thoroughly enjoyed them all. This was the last one of our visit and we’d arrived at approximately 16.00 when feeding time starts and the animals are more active. An excellent guide took us...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Jukani during our honeymoon and as South Africans it’s great seeing animals which are not native to our country and seeing some familiar ones up close. The guide (Frankie I believe) was very informative and had awesome little unconventional bits of knowledge on...More

Thank Renier K
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We began our tour around 4, which is apparently a good time as the cats are livening up ready for feeding at teatime. I was a little bit scared at just how lively they were but if you're a bit of a thrill seeker....... Knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We are a family that loves its wildlife and focuses a lot of vacation time to catch a glimpse of animals and birds in the wild. Jukani offered us an opportunity to glimpse big cats from various continents - tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, caracals...More

1  Thank nikpur
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with all the animals. Our youngest ran by the side of one enclosure and was followed every step on the other side by a very hungry hyena. Shame a hyena cannot jump as it might teach our...More

1  Thank 15mpw
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Yes they are confined but when you hear some of the stories that humans inflict on these wonderful creatures it beggars belief! Well worth a visit and very thought provoking

Thank Beesands
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

turned up on a cooler day and early. It was a wise choice as most cats were out and about and reasonably active apart from the Jaguars (they are the picture for Julkani and pose the same way - sleeping on a tree). We were...More

Thank Gooner_JT
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We took a guided tour and really enjoyed the narrative from our guide. It was sad to see so many animals within the enclosure, but good to see how well they are cared for. There is a puzzle park and cafe within the complex.

1  Thank Carol H
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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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