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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8409
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Jukani is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) who...

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.

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Big cats galore

An impressive big cat wildlife park which concentrates all its efforts on education. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and gave us great insight into the many cat species they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive big cat wildlife park which concentrates all its efforts on education. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and gave us great insight into the many cat species they have here, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and leopards. The animals have large enclosures and appear well looked after. We visited mid/late afternoon which is a good time as the cats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Must see activity

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Thank anthony b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Lennie M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank christinebrewerton
Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting explanations from our guide who learnt us a lot of things on the different "big cats". Nevertheless, such small places for them is quite hard when we know how big spaces they need to live happy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as the other half of our ticket with Birds of Eden (that was wonderful too) early in the day. Luckily, we were the only people so had a personalised visit with Melody, who proved to be a most knowledgeable, friendly and passionate guide of this large cat rescue park. The animals here are not able to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different species of big cats live here in their separate, fenced areas. These areas are seem to be large enough for them, especially since they can find places to hide from the visitors. Our guide answered all our questions, even critical ones, about the animals. You can climb a number of platforms alongside the fences to take pictures of the... More 

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