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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 14 June 2014 via mobile

Good experience. Tour guide Melody was good although his accent was hard to follow. Animals were great to see.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I really was in two minds after I left Jukani. My children (8,6,4) enjoyed it to some extent. One lion was watching them as they moved along the enclosure so this was a bit of excitement for them. Didn't see all the animals but that's...More

3  Thank Sandy1038
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

What a wonderfull experience. We went on a tour to see all the Big Cats and we were not expecting to get so close to them. They were beautifull. The Tour guide was very insightfull and we had so much fun. The reptile tent was...More

1  Thank SuzetteCoetzer
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were a little disappointed at the set up. Although we did see a jaguar and mountain lion for the first time. We also saw white lions & white tigers. We could not see the black panther as it was at the bottom of it...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I have seen the cats since I was a little girl and I have also visited several wildlife conservancies but never have I visited one that left me feeling so sad. The cats here are morbidly obese...and I am not kidding! We asked the guide...More

1  Thank Loise G
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A good place to visit as part of our combo ticket for Monkeyland, Birds of Eden & Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Not the best way to see some of the wild cats (in enclosures) especially when in Africa, but nevertheless a wonderful expereince. Great place to...More

Thank PrashantKhullar
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It was really an amazing experience to see these majestic creatures and also sad as some are going extinct. Learned a lot from the guide, so a definite must see if you're in the Knysna area. You also get a decent discount if you opt...More

Thank Xan M
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

If only all 'sanctuaries' were run like this one. Genuinely well looked after animals that are sensitively handled and encouraged to be as natural as possible given the constraints of confinement. Some other establishments claim to be a ' sanctuary ' when in fact they...More

1  Thank Fiona B
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

A Must visit. Beautiful cats that are kept well, tours is very informative and its near the puzzle park. Had a wonderful time.

Thank Diveena
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

This felt more like a private zoo, because all the animals are in zoo like enclosures. Also, some of them were hard to see because of all the grass and trees inside the enclosures. The guide was very sincere and gave a lot of info...More

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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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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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