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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

#7 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409
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Beautiful white siberian tiger

We went on a guided walking tour which took about an hour and half. The cats are not kept for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this sanctuary when it was based in Mossel Bay and although doing good work we felt the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Austell, United Kingdom
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 534 8409
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a guided walking tour which took about an hour and half. The cats are not kept for breeding purposes or for sale or for canned hunting. All of them are rescues and several have a sad history. They are kept in very...More

Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this sanctuary when it was based in Mossel Bay and although doing good work we felt the enclosures were too small. What a change! The new facility in Plettenberg has significantly larger enclosures. It is a long walk round so wear comfortable shoes.

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect. We had an extremely knowledgeable personal guide by the name of Melody. He answered all our questions and was both interesting and informative. This is not a zoo but rather a wildlife sanctuary where they save animals from...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was led on a 1:2:1 tour of the site - learnt loads about the various animal residents and the attempts to re-introduce wildlife back to the wild. A fabulous tour culminating in being up close and personal with the Cheetahs in their enclosure.

Thank K9TLS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A guide takes you trough the reserve on foot and teaches you quite a lot about the animals. It's only a few hours but with stopping to see the cats and other animals.

Thank CoolMomTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our fabulous guide took his time walking us round and was a minefield of information! He was pleasant and polite and was a pleasure to spend our tour with. The animals were in excellent condition and the enclosure were large and well looked after. Highly...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I combed through all of the sanctuaries in SA and chose Jukani as the place to go to on our trip. I couldn't have been happier with my choice. We toured the sanctuary twice, once in the early morning when all the animals were still...More

Thank Taru K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great insight to wild cats who cannot be let out into the wild as they would not survive. Very educational tour our guide really brought home to us that these cats need all the protection they can have and not be poached or kept...More

2  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I say canned photography, but this was a great visit to see animals of prey in a very accessible way. If you didn't have the time to get to Kruger, I recommend that you visit Jukani to get some close up shots of beautiful creatures...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth a visit and gives you a closer look at cats you will never see close up on safari. Go in the evening time when the cats get more active- otherwise a lot of them are sleeping in their shelters out of...More

Thank Ber G
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We are a family of 7 from Kleinbrak Mosselbay for my brothers bday! Price plse?
10 April 2017|
Response from HerRoyalHickup | Property representative |
Hi there. Our rates are available on our website. Please note our rates change every 1 November. Our current rates (17 May 2017) is R210 per adult and R105 per child if you only visit one sanctuary. Have a most wonderful... More