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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

#2 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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“cheetah walk” (217 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8170
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the wildlife awareness centre was a spontaneous decision, but damn was it worth it. Definitely a highlight moment on our trip. We were surprised to be able to enter some of the enclosures to view the wild cats and cheetahs. They are well taken...More

1  Thank Ilse M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived we were disappointed that our 6 year old would not be able to groom the cheetah with us, however the staff explained the reasons and decided we would rather keep our son in one piece. Instead Patrick our guide made our...More

Thank Beckyloo1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good experience. Bein up close with cats. Some in the enclosure with them- cheeters and the African wild cat. Two very good guides- Peter and Patrick who gave us good information about the cats and their needs and breeding. Also the way the park...More

1  Thank 538AlanR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chance to get up close with caracels, lions, servals, African wild cats, cheetahs and leopards is not to be missed. Our guides, Peter and Patrick gave us lots of really useful and interesting information. Thee Tenikwa Centre is a must-see location. Don't miss it!

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant visit to Tenikwa where the people were fantastic. There had bee a mix up with our booking which meant the family event "The EcoKidz" adventure had not been booked. However seeing how disappointed our kids would be, they rearranged the schedule...More

Thank Jules4567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wildlife center is amazing, the wild cats are beautiful and seem really happy. Our guide, Cloud, was also awesome. Thanks to him, we have learned a lot ! I want also to thank Msizi and Mthobisi for the amazing cat walk, you can see...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

World class visit, Great Atmosphere. Staff were super cool friendly and assisting from the Reception lady to all the Guides especially our Guide Cloud who was an awesome guide Hats off to you. Great initiative done by Tenikwa may god bless you for your every...More

Thank mriyazs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the sanctuary on the recommendation from Lizzie from La Boheme B & B in Pletterberg Bay. We started the tour with a brief introduction and slide show of what Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre's mission and goals are for the animals. Msizi, our guide...More

Thank marietjief2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had a brilliant time at the center. The passion and commitment to the wildlife is so evident. Animals look so healthy and content. The staff are amazing. We had a brilliant, caring and fun guide, Ash, who took us on our walk. He...More

Thank cathygee75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of our guesthouse on a damp and overcast day in Plett. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Not often you get the opportunity to see some of these beautiful animals so close. Gift shop also had some nice souvenirs.

Thank CandyB101
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Sophie A
Hi there, I am looking to visit in May 2017 any time after 11am and would like to do the combination "tails and trunks" tour. I would also like to do the afternoon walk with cheetahs - is there a package for this? Also, is there parking on site as we will be travelling by car. Many thanks for your help.
6 January 2017|
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Response from ShaunaEMR | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sophie There is plenty of parking, and, in terms of your package requirements, perhaps call Tenikwa as I found them to be very accommodating. The cheetah walks are either at 7.30 am or 3.30 pm ( around feeding time) so... More
Hi, I'm afraid I posted a review on you sight by mistake, it was meant for Jukani. Can you please delete it as I see no way of deleting it myself. Many thanks Surfonsun ( Kerry Holmes)
3 December 2016|
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Hi Len & Mandy. We are heading your way (so lucky to be staying at Hog Hollow) 3rd and 4th November 2015. We are all really excited about visiting your superb sanctuary. Our son will be 10 years old and is 1.5 metres tall. He is very well behaved and a budding zoologist, reading wildlife magazines every month. He is also very sporty fit kid. Do you think it would be possible for him to join us on an evening combo wildcat experience and a walk with the cheetahs? Regards, Steve and Christine Gardner
11 August 2015|
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Response from MandyFreeman_Tenikwa | Property representative |
Hi Steve & Christine, Thanks for your email. We are looking forward to hosting you. Unfortunately, your son is too young for the cheetah walk. He needs to be 16 years for this. We can keep him busy though whilst you go on... More