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“Cheetah walk combo”

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
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US$64,86*
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Cheetah Walk and Wild Cat Experience
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US$42,27*
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Wild Cat Photographic Tour
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US$16,76*
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Wild Cat Experience Tour
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in the Western Cape, attending to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine mammals and birds. Rehabilitating injured and abandoned Wildlife with the goal to release them back to the wild. Our centre rescue, rehabilitate and release between 250 - 450 wild animals annually. We work closely with nature/conservation authorities in our area, CapeNature, SANParks, BirdLife, and SANCCOB. Our Awareness Centre ensures that our Rehabilitation facilities are sustainable, funding the rehabilitation work and to raise awareness of the conservation issues in South Africa, Tenikwa offers various, programs throughout the day, catering for all ages and fitness levels with a focus on providing a conservation-based, informative tour. Guests learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and why they are disappearing from our landscape.Species include African Wild Cats, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah, Leopard and Lions. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Yesterday I did the cheetah walk combo and it was a great trip. The guides Jacob, Mthobisi and Senzo did a very good job. They explained us everything about the animals and their behaviour and they told the people to follow the rules with the aim of protecting the animals. To me it is important to have centres like this to explain people how to treat nature and wild animals. I learned a lot and changed my mind about some points. Thank you for this unforgettable 3 hours of the day.

Thank julia31052015
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Although we were doing the usual trip around the premises and although it was fantastically explained and choregraphed by the Tourguide Wilfred, I do recommend a Full Day Package or the Cheetah Walk. It is truly fantastic to know a place such as this exists and is run and orchestrated by such passionate and good hearted bunch of people. And if you are wondering 'why high rates' remember what you pay for... they need every penny to do the good job they are doing at Tenikwa!

Thank Ilzhe
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very nice to actually get into a number of the cages and see the different cats close up. The surroundings that the animals are in are nice and not too much like a zoo, they have plenty of natural habitat. The meerkats are SOOO great.Thought some of the extra experinces like photo shoot time with a cheetah or walking with a cheetah rather expensive.

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Great fun. We took our 9 month old daughter in a backpack on the one hour tour and she was fine - still able to take her into most of the wild cat enclosures but couldn't take her into the cheetah enclosure ( understandably!) but I walked along the edge with her and still got great views. The guides were excellent. Very informative, educational and awe inspiring to be so close to the big cats. There are different packages available including sunset walks with the cheetahs which sounded amazing but over 16's only! Highly recommend.

Thank CJA-London
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

When have you ever had the chance to have Cheetahs walking a foot away from you? What a fantastic experience. You must not miss this place.

Thank John_D61_13
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