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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary Admission with Guided Tour
Ranked #6 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: Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stunning to see those awesome animals and to be taught about preserving the species. The black leopard was so beautiful, my children where in awe!!

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Really good tour. We went on the last one of the day as someone advised us the cats are a bit more active then as they are waiting to be fed! This certainly seemed to be true and at the end the guide got a bit concerned as they had commenced feeding and some of the group were ignoring her instructions not to approach the lions once they had a chunk of meat. The black leopard was beautiful. As were they all actually. Tigers much bigger than I imagined and very beautiful.

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We did the tour with our young kids. Little bit of a long walk for them but they were excited to see the different tigers and cats available. Most of the cats were sleeping of course and a little away in the bush, so we only saw a glimpse of them. We did see the 'rooikat' and jaguar and white lions up close though. The white lions were quite impressive so close. Bert, our guide, was extremely informative about the cats and had a few stories to tell along the way as well. The snake sanctuary on the way out was quite interesting to finish off the tour. We would definitely visit again, closer to feeding time perhaps, when the cats are a bit more active.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Beautiful park where you can find all kinds of wild cats.
The tour is very interesting and gives you lots of information and insights in the habits of these cats. The animals live in large spaces, as much natural as possible.

Thank WouterM85
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and myself visited Jukani at the Crags which is just outside Plettenberg Bay where we got to see tigers, pumas, wild dogs, jaguars, leopards, honey badgers, zebra's, snakes and "Spirit" which was televised on Carte Blanch at the most wonderful animal sanctuary.
We got to meet the wonderful couple, their daughter and the staff who run it. They are so passionate, dedicated and caring towards the animals most of which have been rescued and brought up by them personally which you can see as the animals respond in such a positive manner when they nearby. The huge enclosures are kept very clean and mimic the same as one would imagine them living in the wild. The staff are very informative and take the time to explain the different animal habits which made it a truly interesting and knowledgeable experience. It is a good idea to take some walking shoes as the tour lasts for just over an hour. There is a small restaurant where you can have a bite and a drink as well as a curio shop. The 4pm visit is apparently the best as the animals become more active. We went back three times and each time was a different experience. Truly a worthwhile experience that we will always remember. A big thank you to the staff and management of Jukani, well done guys on the good work you doing.... keep it up.
Richard and Kim Taylor Ballito, Natal...

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