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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 534 8409
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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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Great informative guide took us around. Lions, tigers, panthers, hyenas, leopards, cheetah and lots of other good stuff. Animals seem happy with room to roam. Not a fan of zoo's... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great informative guide took us around. Lions, tigers, panthers, hyenas, leopards, cheetah and lots of other good stuff. Animals seem happy with room to roam. Not a fan of zoo's so this is a nice way to see animals who were rescued live in a natural environment and are treated well.

Thank garvangallagher
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Really worth a visit. Private well informed guides a very worthwhile trip. Get to see big cats up close animals are well cared for.

Thank Lance S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This sanctuary is well run and the guides are so knowledgeable! The animals I saw were in good condition. A great place to visit!

Thank LadyBird070
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Once you have got past any concerns regarding the keeping of these animals then you can improve your knowledge regarding all aspects of their lives and prospects in the wild in the future. They appear to have plenty of space and are being well cared for.

Thank anthonywilbs62
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

It is amazing to hear all the stories of how these animals have been rescued! I love cats and learning about the big cats. The guide shared many interesting facts.

Thank MarikeElaine
Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Your visit depends on the time of day and the guide -- at hotter times, the animals are hiding and hard to see, and the guide makes it interesting.

Thank David S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

We just did the regular tour. Our guide Bert was very informative about all the animals. iit is clear to see they are very well looked after and live in spacious and very clean pens. They are in excellent condition. For one reason or another none of the animals can be released back into the wild. We enjoyed the visit... More 

Thank surfonsun
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great place towards a great cause. All about animal welfare and only involves rescued animals. You are taken around by a single tour guide who gives great detail about the animals and seemed to know individual details about all the rescued animals.

Thank Eddie P
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

All the animals were rescued from either private owners or parks that didn't take care of them appropriately. You can see a white tiger and also white lions. The tour was interesting as the guide knew a lot about the animals and their backgrounds.

Thank Sa H
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

If in this area you MUST go here - if only to give your support and help to save even a couple of these beautiful aninals. When you arrive you get a guide who walks you around the park and totally enlightens you about all sorts of amazing facts, We had Bert who is just amazing and very passionate about... More 

Thank Leonie G

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