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“Sanctuary for rescued animals”

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary Admission with Guided Tour
Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in The Crags
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sanctuary for rescued animals”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Well this was the most unbelievable place we had been to. All those beautiful animals rescued from some place or other and being looked after and given the most wonderful places to live in, by people who really care, well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Tess272013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
2 reviews
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

A chance to see rescued big cats up close. The most impressive thing about the sanctuary was our guide Bert. His passion, experience and knowledge of big cats was amazing. He made the trip so educational and his personal experience with the caracal he had as a young boy was very funny.

Visited March 2014
Thank Matissa C
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

When my husband and I were travelling to Knysna on holiday, we passed the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and decided that we would go there one afternoon.

The guide who took us around the sanctuary was incredibly knowledgeable, to the extent that I wish we could have had a pamphlet with all of the wonderful facts which she told us about the big cats and other wildlife which we saw. It was fascinating to see white lions, jaguars, tigers and other large cats in a natural environment and so well looked after.

There is a small restaurant next to the Wildlife Centre where you can have a meal, or a cup of coffee if you arrive too early for one of the tours, which is a great idea.

This is an experience not to be missed and we will go back again for another tour, as well as the 'Birds of Eden' tour which we unfortunately did not have enough time to do on this trip.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Cilla R
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bert the Guide was excellent”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Big Cats ... Bert our guide was a fount of knowledge advising us of their rehabilitation work and the history of all of the big cats there. Well worth a visit

Visited March 2014
1 Thank St0neyMan
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Timing is everything!”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

You must go to this Sanctuary late afternoon or otherwise you might see very little, a cloudy day is also better. Not the best Sanctuary around but great to see!

Visited March 2014
1 Thank hellodoctor
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