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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a one hour to one hour twenty minute walk. Lovely animals to view in such short distance. Animals are well looked after and gives you a photo opportunity some are not keen on people but visible.

1  Thank Elna S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very much in the same vein as the elephant sanctuary this place offers a good chance to see big cats who have been abused. Its so sad to see what humans do to these creatures but this place offers hope and a place to live...More

1  Thank bigstu1207
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Amazing, educational experience with professional guides to impart their knowledge. Well worth a visit and it is right next to the N2! Thank you for a great experience!

2  Thank Riaanjordaan
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This sanctuary has saved many big cats from private homes, farms and other zoos that couldn't look after them. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Certainly worth a visit, especially in conjunction with your tickets to Monkeyland or Birds of Eden.Well worth the time...More

Thank Paul460h
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We purchased the combo ticket (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani). We visited Jukani last and went on the final tour of the day. It was great to hear all of the animals as it was getting close to feeding time, though at times it...More

1  Thank lmiddleditch88
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Tour the sanctuary by an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable & knew the backgrounds of each of the animals.. Wonderful to see how these cats are so well cared for.

Thank deborahde2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Birds of Eden is a beautiful place to visit. Situated under an elaborate large net, the dome is huge and very impressive. The layout of the park is clever, the walkway slowly meanders through the dome without you realising you are slowly ascending/descending the height...More

Thank Claire3382
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Wow. This place is simply wow. There are so many animals inside this park, rescued animals etc. The guide gives an amazing tour of the place and you learn lots about the animals. There is also a snake sanctuary inside and you get to see...More

Thank Sonie S
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
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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