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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 26 March 2014

When my husband and I were travelling to Knysna on holiday, we passed the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and decided that we would go there one afternoon. The guide who took us around the sanctuary was incredibly knowledgeable, to the extent that I wish we could...More

1  Thank Cilla R
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Big Cats ... Bert our guide was a fount of knowledge advising us of their rehabilitation work and the history of all of the big cats there. Well worth a visit

1  Thank St0neyMan
Reviewed 25 March 2014

You must go to this Sanctuary late afternoon or otherwise you might see very little, a cloudy day is also better. Not the best Sanctuary around but great to see!

1  Thank hellodoctor
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This is an incredible place - rescuing wild cats from terrible situations. They have done a great job and you can experience big cats in a situation which is way better than a zoo! If you want to see big cats and learn more about...More

1  Thank USAtemples
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

We arrived just in time for the final tour and the cats came alive as it was time to prepare for hunting. We plan to go ba.ck and take the whole family with. Excellent experience. Have video of two Lion males sizing up each other...More

Thank Edmund N
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I recommend early morning or late afternoon visit as there is a greatest chance of seeing maximum number of animals. While you may not see them all you will learn a lot and thanks to elevated platforms will surely see enough for a visit that...More

Thank tcukvas
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Excellent and very informative. Saw all the animals doing their own thing. Guide was very good and helpful. Not expensive and great to spend a morning/afternoon there

2  Thank chrisdaley3
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We travelled to Jukani early in the morning, which was a good time, because the cats had not yet retreated from the heat. Our expert guide - REALLY and expert guide - was informative and entertaining, and the whole experience was great. The owners of...More

1  Thank Sandra J
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
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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