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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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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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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you’re in the area you must plan a visit here. It is absolutely incredible! We got to walk with cheetahs and experience many cats up close. The guides (we had Ash, Dan and Sizwe) are so knowledgable and the place itself is amazing. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife and I had a great visit to Tenikwa. The white lion was especially stunning, and the cheetah walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide Okulhe was knowledgeable and friendly and taught us much about the beautiful animals at the centre....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pipetius
Reviewed yesterday

Upon arrival you see a loin and lioness. We were allocated a guide. Okuhle was passionate about his job, and we had the best opportunities to get photos of the happy animals. He knows a lot and is very enthusiastic about the project, The best...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie P
Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for vising us, we appreciate your positive review

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tenikwa is a wildlife awareness and rehabilitation centre. Not only will you come into close contact with wildcats but you are also supporting the care then reintroduction of injured animals. We loved our visit and highly recommend the centre. Malibonyuje was a very knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I and my husband were with two of us showed around by a young guide OKUHLE who made us very enthousiastic for the project. He knows a lot and love to share it. Athough the animals we have seen are in captivity, the location is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your positive review and pleased you have had a memorable experience with us.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sunset cheetah walk experience was a once in a life time opportunity to be up close and personal with the cheetahs! Would highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Plett!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brookemcclean23
Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we are happy you had an enjoyable experience with us.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was interesting, informative and we enjoyed getting up close to lots of wild cats, often allusive to the regular safari-goer, such as African wildcats; leopards; caracal and others. Loved the meerkats too!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karenita1980
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was not sure what to expect from this wildlife awareness centre, but was absolutely delighted to see the care and commitment shown by the staff caring for these rescued animals. There were 6 off us on our tour which involved walking around (and in)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindaFish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great center which serves to re home and rehabilitate mainly big cats but also penguins etc. We booked a whole day and spent time in the morning in the vet hospital and time carrying out enrichment activities with the big cats, mongoose and meerkats in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C P
Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your support and good review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love wild cats and were impressed with the Tenikwa experience. There is lots of controversy around caged animals and petting but the owners are taking measures to overcome this and the place does educational tours of rescued animals that are sometimes released back into...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelYoung
Tenikwa B, Guest Relations Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Responsible rehabilitation and release techniques prepare wild animals for their second chance at surviving in our decreasing natural environment. Our Awareness Centre enables the funding to carry out our work in helping these rehabilitated animals. We thank you for your visit and support to this...More

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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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