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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre: Tours & Tickets

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Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in the Western Cape...more
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Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on many safaris (Tansania, Botswana, South Africa) and we really enjoyed our experience at the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Center. Our guide Las was amazing, we learned a lot from him about the life of the animals in general and especially at Tenikwa....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Global65000482147, Awareness Officer at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writting this kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your time by us. Call again!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my family visited while on holiday our guide was informative and it was lovely to see the animals close up. They were all very well cares for and content.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank janemoggan
Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI there, Many thanks for your great review and kind words. We are super glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will come visit again next time you are in South Africa

Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

Great place! We learned a lot from our guide and enjoyed the tour. The kids were very excited 😊 Lion, chita, leopard, Karakals and even surikatas!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lia2011
Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

HI there, Thank you so much for your great review and kind words. We are super happy that the children and yourselves enjoyed your time with us, and hope we will see you again in the future.

Reviewed 7 October 2019

the guided tour was very enjoyable, we were a small group of seven people, the guide was knowledgable and very friendly and we were able to see many African cats and other wildlife at close range. There is as well a nice little cafe and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Global65000482147, Awareness Officer at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2019

Thank you so much for reviewing us. We are glad you enjoyed your time by us. Please do come again.

Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

We loved our experience at Tenikwa. We took the short 1-hour tour and were guided by Ash who is clearly very knowledgeable and super friendly. His relaxed way made it fun to be so close to a cheetah and other wild cats! The leopard was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RosiRose
Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2019

Dear Rosi Many thanks for your great review and kind words. We are super happy that you enjoyed your Wild Cat Experience with Ash and that he made you feel at ease. Hope you come visit again in the future.

Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

TENIKWA WILDLIFE AWARENESS AND REHABILITATION CENTRE - THE CRAGS, PLETTENBERG BAY. My second visit to Tenikwa and I have to say that I am thrilled with the approach that the centre are taking to get guests up to close to the animals without any physical...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

Dear G Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are super happy you came back to visit us and see all the changes we have implemented. Wild ways is totally unique and a must do for visitors along the Garden Route. Hope to...More

Reviewed 27 September 2019

I was very sceptic about a visit to Tenikwa when I went to check out their facilities with a view to include it in my garden route tour itinerary for my clients. I am very much against keeping apex predators and wild animals in small...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

Dear Tharia. Many thanks for your great review. We are glad that you came with an open mind and left with a change of heart. We do our utmost to inform guests from across the world about the crucial wildlife rehabilitation work that is needed...More

Reviewed 14 September 2019

Great experience to see so many cats in one place. To be able to get so close was great and many photos were taken. We were there as a group of 12 and had afternoon tea in a picnice enclosure with a cheetah wandering around...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

HI there, Thank you so much for your great review. We are super happy that you enjoyed your time at Tenikwa and got to experience our cheetah from behind the barrier as he enjoyed his daily enrichment walk. Hope you will come visit again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Last year we took my son on the Big Cat tour as a birthday treat whilst we were on holiday from UK. It was superb. I bought him a T shirt as a souvenir which he loved and wore all the time. This year we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Dear Lisa Many thanks for this very kind review. I am so happy than Charlie loves the shirt and that I could help. Looking forward to seeing you again one day.

Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

A very relaxing walk encountering various animals. Mtobizi was great, friendly and shared lots of interesting information with us.

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Elzette L, General Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Dear Theo Many thanks for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Mthobisi. Our tours are conservation based and our guides are trained to deliver an outstanding tour. Hope to see you again in the future,

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kimbama
3 February 2018|
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Response from swigle | Reviewed this property |
I did not book ahead. Arrived around 9:45am. There was only one other visitor at the centre. So although we only paid the standard admission price we got a "private" tour from one of the guides. So, my advice is to get... More
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Sophie A
6 January 2017|
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Response from kiwigirli | Reviewed this property |
HI Sophie... there is loads of parking and defo try and see the animals either early morning or late pm when they are ready for their dinner. The cheetah walking is fab, we spent a whole day at Tenikwa and loved it so much... More
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