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“Wow!”

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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“Wow!”
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely experience.
Our tour guide Bazil was very friendly and made us laugh the whole time.He had lots of information to give us about each wild cat and animal.The animals are well fed,loved and there needs are taken care of.Keep up the good work Jukani,and continue to save animals in need.

Visited March 2017
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“part of Birdland and Monkeyland combined ticket.”
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”
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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“Enjoyable visit ”
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”
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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