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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
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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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

lovely visit of the wildlife center with our guide Senzo who did a great job! would recommend to all who are interested in cats

Thank Klaus R
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MandyFreeman_Tenikwa, Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Hi Klaus

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit at Tenikwa. Thank you for the good words towards your guide on the day - Senzo. I will inform him about your review and compliments.

Travel safe

Kind Regards
Steven Hendriks

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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

A very special thanks to our guide Wilfried who made our visit at Tenikwa very special. He explained so much about the project and the animals in the park and answered all questions. You are able to get very close to a cheetah and you will learn very much about the animals.

Thank ChrQ
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Wonderful experience with the guides Peter and Joel and the fantastic cheeta Duma. It was an amazing wolking throught the bush

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

The cheetah walk was a once in a lifetime experience. The Guides were very well informed and made it fun and interesting.

Thank GrahamM52
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great experience to visit this place, truly an awareness centre - not a zoo!
Animals are treated very well, some wounded animals have found a home here and are well taken care of. You can truly feel the respect the staff has for all the animals here!

1  Thank arnaud954
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