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“part of Birdland and Monkeyland combined ticket.”

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in The Crags
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Owner description: 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.
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“part of Birdland and Monkeyland combined ticket.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2017

A really unique experience with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide .

We were advised to go late afternoon as best time to see all the animals as it was near to feeding time and they would be waiting for their food.
we were not disappointed and to be so close to these amazing creatures was wonderful.
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Visited February 2017
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“Amazing to see ALL the cats up close and personal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2017

Amazing to see ALL the cats up close and personal. Our guide X was so informative and displayed a real general want to give us all the information about these beautiful animals! Well done Guys!

Visited February 2017
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We came here after a storm a couple of weekends and throughly enjoyed our time spent here. We bought a combo ticket with Monkeyland and we definitely felt more benefit coming to Jukani.

Our guide was extremely helpful and gave us so much knowledge to take away with us. There were quite a few species of cats including black leopards and wild dogs. The animals are in the enclosures with plenty of roaming space.

The only thing I did not agree with is the amount of times the animals are being fed - twice a day. A couple of the animals were obese.

Overall the 4 of us really enjoyed our trip to Jukani. We spent approximately 2 hours here.

Visited February 2017
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“The Cats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2017

Enjoyed seeing the animals close up. They were fenced in but had plenty of space to roam. The guide was brilliant and interesting.

Visited February 2017
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Shenzhen, China
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“Retirement Home for the Big Cats”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place is more like a zoo than a safari, although each animal has a very large territory to stay.

Our guide was Melody, who's very informative.

About 1-1.5 hour walking tour.

Visited February 2017
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