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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience.  Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment.  So close, you can hear them purr…

During the 60 minute guided tours you are able to see the charismatic Cheetah, ZweLakhe the Leopard and enjoy observing South Africa ’s seldom seen Lesser indigenous cats, such as the African Wild Cat, Servals and Caracal. Experience the inquisitiveness of the busy Meerkats, watch the Blue Cranes dance and take pleasure in getting to know the mischievous Marabou Storks. After noticing escalating problems over the years, Tenikwa has opened a Baboon Awareness Centre so that the public can learn more about baboons and also very importantly, what you can do to PREVENT baboon problems in your community. Our non-releasable baboon troop originates from Cape Crow which closed down earlier in 2011. The Wild Cat Experience guided tour now includes a visit to the baboons.

For the more adventurous we offer a walk with the Tenikwa Cheetahs. Take an exhilarating stroll through Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest and Cape Floral Fynbos as you join the Tenikwa Cheetahs on their daily walk.  A unique and personal experience with these amazing animals, the Cheetah Walk will stay with you for life.

At Tenikwa, our animals speak for those who have no say.  Learn about their struggle for survival in the wild during our guided tours. Your support funds our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Program.

Give us an hour of your time and we will change your life!

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre has the following accreditations:

  • Institutional Member of PAAZAB (Pan African Assocation of Aquaria, Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
  • Registered Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Rehab Permit 0023-AAA004-00079 issued by Cape Nature 11/06/2010)
  • Authorised by the Department of Environment & Tourism to rehabilitate Seabirds including Penguins
  • Authorised to keep wild animals in captivity for exhibition purposes (Permit 0022-AAA004-00046 issued by Cape Nature 13/04/2010)
  • Authorised to transport wild animals for educational purposes (Permit AAA004-00097-0030)
  • Certified in accordance with the Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 to exhibit wild animals
  • Member of Cruise The Crags, Active Garden Route and Go Garden Route
  • Member of Bitou Tourism, Knysna Tourism, Cape Town Tourism, George, Wilderness & Jeffreys Bay Tourism
  • Member of Greenline Sustainable Tourism Program
  • Annual Sustainable Tourism Report 2012

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