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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 8 February 2017

An interesting gentle walk an a pathway between separate enclosures. Our guide gave lots of very interesting information on the work of the sanctuary and the species. However, the actual viewing of the animals was disappointing. Most of them were lying down in the shade...More

1  Thank WippyAnn
HerRoyalHickup, Social Media Manager at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear WippyAnn Thank you kindly for this constructive criticism I would like to you to be aware of the fact that we have taken this to heart and it has been made a priority. Since your visit this has been 100% improved and we thank...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

Small groups are taken round, so as not to disturb the animals, this means you have a good chance to chat with the guide. He was really informative, not just about the animals, but the hunting and trapping that goes on in Africa. Go for...More

Thank SteveHeugh
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A guided 90 minute walk past large enclosures containing lots of different types of big cat. The guide was extremely good - providing interesting and educational information about each species, in a very accessible way.

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A great experience where you could feel the respect we should have of these animals. All animals are saved from miserable conditions. Our mission is that guests leave our sanctuaries (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani) with a greater understanding of the World's wildlife and...More

Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Informative and friendly guide who answered all our questions. Learned a lot about the animals in jukanki. Definiately one of the better animal centers I've visited in Plett. Would recommend a day tour here to those who like big cats.

Thank MLur
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Well guided tour around with very friendly staff that tell you all about the animals, where they come from and what they eat. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see tigers, Pumas, cheetahs and lions but a little too long guided tour, at least with kids.

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were a little disappointed in the size of the area compared to the price of admission. There were also some questionable conservation practices that we noticed when talking to the staff there (lack of animal enrichment, etc.). Our tour guide, however, was a fantastic...More

1  Thank Aurora H
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great service they offer for the rescued animals, but not that valuable a viewing opportunity compared with the others in the package - the Monkeyland and Birds of Eden tours.

2  Thank Omahatraveling
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We visited today and despite lots of glowing feedback did not really know what to expect. The place, the people, the ethos was brilliant. Basil was our guide for the walk around the sanctuary and was both very knowledgeable and humorous. We got to see...More

Thank Tomreder
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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