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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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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 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
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Such an amazing place. And a Sumatran and Bengal Tiger! We loved seeing Tequila the young jaguar too. The animals have loads of space, so sighting is not guaranteed. A great feeling of calm and delight here.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 15 January 2014

If you like big cats (and my partner does) then this is a great place where you get to learn about the cats, their past, their future and pretty much anything you ever wanted to know and didn't know you wanted to know.. We had...More

Thank lizahawkins
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I know this place may save animals that would otherwise face demise but the small enclosures made me heartsick. I did not want to support any "zoos" while I was in South Africa and I did not enjoy visiting here at all.

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

As long time visitors to Birds of Eden, we wanted to see if Jukani compared. It is a very well designed and organized sanctuary for Big Cats from all over the world. Bengal, Bengal White and Siberian Tigers. White, Botswana and Kalahari lions, Spotted Hyena,...More

Thank nancywim
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

This was the most worth place along the garden route. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Cats were awesome. Even the snake hut was amazing

Thank Shimon P
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We booked on the last tour of the day as we were told you are more likely to see the animals at this time and in our case this was true! The guide obviously loved her job and was very knowledgeable telling us the story...More

Thank Poppysouthlondon
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I visited Jukani on 4 January 2014 and would like to congratulate you on all your hard work and effort that you so clearly put in to this magnificent animal haven. It was truly a magnificent visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish you...More

Thank Mariette P
Reviewed 6 January 2014

It was really an awesome experience. We had the most amazing guide who obviously enjoys his job tremendously. It was really awesome seeing the wild animals up close and personal and I was able to take the most awesome photographs. We've learned so much about...More

Thank Lizelle E
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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