Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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 rarer species such as white lions and tigers and leopard. The sanctuary is also home to other predators such as African wild dog, hyena, jackal, honey badger and other wildlife such as zebra, springbuck and raccoons.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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alanpennell99
Godalming, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good advice to visit for about 2 hours in the afternoon with feeding at c. 3.30-4.00pm. Guide very helpful and knowledgeable and we waited about 29 mins on arrive for next group tour. Given some of the comments was surprised there were quite a number of big cats and enclosures were quite large so we’ll worth taking the guided tour.
Written 17 April 2024
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Tour38336389500
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Nice rescue, could see the animals are well taken care of, the guide was great, patient, and had lots of knowledge
Written 25 October 2023
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andyjanec
Soham, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a couple of days in the local area, we popped into Jukani and joined a guided tour for a look around this wonderful wildlife sanctuary. Our guide Elvis was fabulous. He took us around, enclosure by enclosure helping us to locate and observe each animal, telling us all about them. It was incredibly interesting, and sometimes sad to know why the animals were there, but it's clear to see they are receiving the very best care in as natural environment as it's possible to keep them. We are huge animal lovers, esp big cats, and often visit zoos back in the UK as it's the only way to see these wonderful animals. However, Jukani doesn't feel like a zoo. We particularly enjoyed watching the honey badger, not an animal we'd ever seen before and quite a character! Elvis is very passionate about the animals, and the respect he has for them is clear to see. It was a wonderful experience, and we would love to go back, and to visit the sister parks someday. Also, the gift shop was fabulous. We bought t-shirts and all our holiday gifts there, lovely selection. Thanks, keep doing what you're doing!
Written 2 September 2023
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Pulkit Baheria
Bengaluru, India212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was good experience, but only as a filler activity. If you have spare time, you can surely visit this sanctuary. Our guide X was very patient and informative.
Do not plan this as your main activity as there would not me much to it.
Written 15 August 2023
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ivory321
Stellenbosch, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a very special experience getting to see these magnificent cats up close. The staff was very welcoming and our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. We were advised to visit in the late afternoon and this proved to be the right move - we arrived at 3pm just before feeding time, so the cats were all close to the fences waiting for their meal. We were very lucky to see them all awake and active.
Written 2 July 2023
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Chrissie M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a fantastic tour yesterday with tour guide Riko, who was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. You can see all of the big cats up close and we learned so much! We took our two children aged 6 and 3, both of whom stayed engaged for the whole 90 minutes. We also ate in the cafe, which had a delicious selection of cakes and light bites plus a very small and basic play area that kept the kids entertained. Thoroughly recommend Jukani as a fantastic half day activity.
Written 11 April 2023
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Georgia P
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Happy to see this project running. A lot of these animals will not survive in the wild as they are rescued and have been through a lot. They come from places where they have been humanised, domesticated, and physically abused - therefore some are permanently damged, so the sanctuary do provide what I thought was the best environment they could with the money and support they receive/d (far better than many zoo's I have sadly seen). Our tour guide Basil was very informative and knowledgeable and showed great compassion for the animals as well as his gratitude on our feelings too toward what they do for the animals. The animals showed playfulness, and some animals hide and sleep as they do and some do not bother to roam that far when well looked after. We saw almost all of them, though. This is not a zoo nor a place to showcase animals, it is a place where they are treated and taken in so they can die peacefully rather than throwing them into the wild, unadapted and unexperienced or physically impaired.
Written 24 January 2023
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Quintin d
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The facilities are well maintained and a fantastic excursion provided you time your visit accordingly. Unfortunately we made a late morning visit when the heat picked up a bit and naturally the animals tend to take cover in the huts and shade out of site. Sadly we paid admin for 4 only to see the Jaguars and Tiger then be out within the hour.
Written 28 November 2022
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Rabia C
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We loved our visit to Jukani. Only thing I would say is it should be a guided tour for all who visit.
Written 18 October 2022
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Sarah C
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great tour with opportunity to photograph some beautiful wild cats. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we highly recommend the experience. If you are a photographer you will be in your element, you just need manual focus to get round the fence...
Written 12 August 2022
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