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

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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

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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

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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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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
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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

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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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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