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

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I can't say enough good thinks about Jukani. Big Reserves like Addo, are great, but Jukani gives an insight and a personal interaction, which big reserves cannot give and that alone is more than worth the entrance fee. The work they do is essential and...More

2  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I hate animals behind cages BUT what other option is there for rescued wild animals? Enjoyed the visit. Very educational. The guide took his time and didn't rush anyone who wanted to take pictures or marvel at the animals. The tour was 'supposed' to last...More

2  Thank Thandilocks
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My family and I a great afternoon where they learned so much from Bert, who had answers to all the questions posed and is such a knowledgeable man. Believe it or not their favourite was The Honey Badger, which they spoke about for ages after....More

Thank 450kate
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Bert ... I liked Bert .. steady , knowledgable , cautious, funny and very informative. Well worth the hour walk. Bit of a education into the killer elite and their individual specialised killing styles and abilities. hate seeing animals behind wire but actually only way...More

Thank mbpolo
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This animal sanctuary houses various cats and a few other animal types, that have been rescued from all over the world from people who have mistreated these creatures completely. This is a great way to learn more about these big cats, and thankfully the cages...More

1  Thank Michelle-DPJ
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Jukani very much and it left me very much impressed. As people mentioned this is not a place you go to pet tigers. But I did get to see up very close many types of cats, including Tigers, Lions, Leopards...More

2  Thank Ido W
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We visited as we had purchased ticket for 3 parks this one least favourite. Animals are still in cages. I realise this is a park still in its infancy and is trying to to save the big cats.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

After going to Birds of Eden and Monkeyland we came here... But what a let down. It's was really hot and big cats are super lazy and sleep in the shade. So didn't see too much. I would recommend coming in the late afternoon just...More

Thank MattAfrica
Reviewed 31 January 2014

When I first read the reviews on here some were saying that you can't get close to the cats and they didn't enjoy the experience. Firstly this place (for me at least) is a place where you go and learn about the different cats, why...More

Thank TravelBear87
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This sanctuary is trying to save big cats that have been mistreated by human beings and to make pay for it visitors are allowe. I think this is important to know before you go, this place is not there to interact with animals it can...More

Thank Florian254
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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