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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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N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Excellent guides. We saw all the animals. The care and attention to their welfare is excellent. And makes you feel so pleased to visiti. Ethical caring etc etc.

Thank frenchabroadFrance
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

These three Sanctuary's together - Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Cats just had my jaw dropped the entire tours !!! The set-up, the guides, the way the animals are taken care of... all just superbly amazing! The Guides are suuuuuper friendly and knowledgeable!!! It's...More

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We especially liked this place because they have been rescuing wild cats. The place given to the animals are large enough and its visible that they are being taken good care of .

Thank ArzuUzel
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic enclosures, so many cats to see and the guides are very friendly and knowledgable. Very respectful of animals and a greeat experience

Thank Eliot A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The best wildlife tour we had,'x our guide wrre very good and told us a lot of facts we did not know about the animals. It's a bit of a walk about an hour put whorf every step.Give it a try.

Thank 1Francois1
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

It is not free roaming wildlife so don't expect it to be a wild life reserve, that being said the animals have large spaces to live in. They are well taken car of and the guides are friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure supporting...More

Thank Coincut
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I am a huge cat fan so this was heaven for me. The cats are amazing and beautiful and the stories are sad but the happy endings are great! The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. We also got to see the...More

Thank Ilse M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wonderful way to spend 2 hours, and an excellent initiative to save and rehabilitate rare and endangered big cats. Elvis was a fantastic guide, full of information on animals he clearly loves and proud of the conservation efforts undertaken by Jukani. Even though we've seen...More

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Jukani offers these amazing animals a second chance. Taking in poorly cared for big cats and giving them a home for life. Large enclosures, with plenty of trees and shade, ensuring they can have peace and quiet. At Jukani, a guide takes you round, explaining...More

Thank foz2068
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

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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