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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8409
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) who...

Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) who are the CURRENT AWARD WINNERS of the following AWARDS -

• Lilizela Service Excellence Tourism Awards - best Visitors Experience

• Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards - best major Attraction

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Gold-best Animal Welfare Initiative

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Overall Winner

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, raccoons and a variety of species of snake.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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The guide was most knowledgeable and gave us an idea of the amazing life history of each animal. Captivity for these animals is wrong but they have a home here when their original... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2013
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Centurion, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

I was extremely disappointed at the visit we had at Jukani, not only did we have all the animals in the distance but you could not get any photo's. Although the Animals must have been there somewhere, they were either hidden away, or too far in the distance to see.

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HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Andrew S Thank you for your review as we welcome all reviews. We wanted to ensure the animals have enough space therefor the enclosures are so large and this in turn does make it a bit hard to see our animals. It is for this reason, that we have "day tickets" and not just a "one tour ticket" so... More 

East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The guide was most knowledgeable and gave us an idea of the amazing life history of each animal. Captivity for these animals is wrong but they have a home here when their original owners realize what they have done is wrong.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I hate to leave negative reviews so I will start with the positive: They clearly care a lot about the animals and want to provide them with a safe home and the care the animals need. But this is a zoo. The animals are in enclosures, behind fences and some of the enclosures are pretty small. With all there is... More 

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HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear NitaC I would like to thank you for taking the time to do a review for us, as we welcome all to give their opinion and we use what we can, to improve as much as possible. You say that we are a Zoo but then you recommend a place where the enclosures are LESS than half the size... More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This venue should not be allowed to exist! We hardly saw any animals, the guide had no knowledge of what he was talking about and was clearly making up as he went along or when he was asked any questions. I happen to know quite a lot about wild animals, especially big cats, having worked in the industry previously and... More 

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HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Patricia R I would like to thank you for taking the time to do a review for us, as we welcome all to give their opinion and we use what we can, to improve as much as possible. As for the guide, if you wish to contact me directly on any of the published Jukani email addresses I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

In case you want to know how the big cats look up close, this is the place to go! Similar to any zoo, the cats are kept in enclosures and there will be an electric fence in between you and the cats at all times. But what made the trip worthwhile was that some of the cats like lions and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

After conducting an educational tour of Jukani park just 5 days after opening, I can recommend this attraction to all travellers in our region interested in wild cats. There are good deals to be obtained should this attraction be grouped with visits to monkey land and birds of Eden.

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