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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

#7 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409
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High wire fences and animals asleep in the long grass

Is it a sanctuary or a zoo? The animals are borne in captivity and can never be released into the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Chester, United Kingdom

Big thanks to our guide Elvis! He was very informative, friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
England, United Kingdom
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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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N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Is it a sanctuary or a zoo? The animals are borne in captivity and can never be released into the wild - a zoo BUT they do have very large enclosures and seemed well looked after - a sanctuary. There are a couple of viewing...More

Thank Mardav03
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Big thanks to our guide Elvis! He was very informative, friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him! The cats are incredible and the work the Jukani team do is priceless!!! Thank you Elvis and Jukani! We had a wonderful tour. My son Broc...More

Thank burmateak
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We spent a couple of hours on a guided walk with Bert -a senior ranger who was a mine of information. It was a memorable experience.

Thank John T
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I always feel sad for caged in animals, however the people at Jukani are doing a great job in giving these beautiful cats an amazing home! Animals have huge areas to roam, look very healthy and come close to the fences so you can see...More

Thank Daniël R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the nicest tours of the magnificent Cats in our world. It makes me sad that we are required to protect them from humans but at Jukani these Cats are very well looked after. Their cages are large enough and all the...More

Thank Monique V
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Our guide for this visit is very knowledgeable and was more that ready to answer all the questions we asked him. The children enjoyed the walk through the sanctuary and were very intrigued by the lions that came right up to the fence! The guide...More

Thank MdVSouthAfrica
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really fun place to visit. The guide was so informative and definitly knows his stuff. They defenitly enjoy their work and really go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the big cat experience. The cats are all behind fences...More

Thank Karel v
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great guide who supplied the group with plenty of information. The animals are well maintained and plenty of guides everywhere. This is one of the tourist attractions in the area. The tour lasted about 90 minutes and we saw plenty of different...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place have a lot of giant cats (lions, tigres, cheetah, etc). If you took the monkey or birds tour, they may have a special offer to you.

Thank Caio A
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Very well priced. The animals were a bit tired and all sleeping. But we were told we should have came in the afternoon when animals are more hungry and active. All animals are visible (fat), they are well taken care of. The tour was very...More

Thank ConnieNyapule
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We are a family of 7 from Kleinbrak Mosselbay for my brothers bday! Price plse?
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