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  • John O
    Bedford, UK24 contributions
    We recently stayed in the Lion cabins for 7 nights, which is our 3rd stay/visit to Tenikwa and we have already booked for a longer 4th stay.

    Animals: All of the cats are very well looked after by a dedicated team from the owners down to the staff. Tenikwa is a small team, so you have to remember that they maybe engage in other duties from releasing wildlife to preparing meals for the cats.

    Makalu & Kaluma (Lion) are amazing and when Makulu wakes you up in the morning (No need to set an alarm) it's a great experience and something that you never get bored of hearing.

    We seen Serval, Cheetah, Leopard, Lion and caracal when we were there in January 2023. You may not always see them as Mandy & Len have created a very nice environment for the cats and there are places for them to hide.

    Staff: Len & Mandy (Owners) are really helpful, very knowledgeable both about the cats and the local area, they recommended some very nice restaurants to us, as well as local walks at Storms river, Robbers and natures Valley. Tenikwa is really ideally located next to Plettenbery Bay and within a short drive to weeks worth of activities. They are both genuinely nice people, who have dedicated their lives to helping animals, not for profit but from a sense of responsibility to protect.

    As for the other staff, which most are locals. They are helpful, polite, professional and the animals welfare always comes 1st. I cannot speak more highly of the staff at Tenikwa.

    Accommodation: We have only ever stayed in the Lion cabins, but they are well equipped, comfortable and clean. Yes, they is load shedding, but that's a government issue not a Tenikwa issue and if you plan accordingly then it really isn't an issue. You get supplied with a light for when they go out and can always enjoy the braii or BBQ and sit and watch the lions.

    Yes, the water does go off (Not in the Lion cabins tho), but again of you plan then its not an issue. The accommodation, in my opinion os very cheap (Tenikwa =£80 a night vs £999 for similar in the UK per night) and you get the satisfaction that you are helping wildlife that needs it.

    Don't think about going, just go and stay a few nights or longer and support the great work that Tenikwa does.

    We will be back again and again as it is just a special place to me and my family.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Paula S
    London, UK61 contributions
    This was a wonderful guided experience and a real opportunity to get up close and personal to a number of different monkey varieties. Just amazing to walk amongst the monkeys and observe their cheeky behaviour. A real treat not to be missed.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Klaus U
    42 contributions
    Visited it in combination with the monkey park, it‘s a huge place with thousands of birds and some blue duikers. One could spend hours there watching the different species. One green parrot fancied my yellow back pack and made himself comfortable on it, was a very nice and emotional experience
    Written 18 January 2023
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  • Simi Kue
    22 contributions
    We visited the sanctuary in December. It was a really interesting tour! We got a lot of information about snakes. You also get the chance to touch the snakes which was great!
    Thank you Ken for showing us around!
    Best whishes from Switzerland ;-)
    Written 4 January 2023
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  • Ninen
    Stockholm113 contributions
    A lovely experience, far beyond expectation! We first found the entrance fee high, but it was worth every rand! Professionally ran place, with knowledgable and friendly guides. Very cute elephants, with whom you walked holding their trunk, and then helped to feed.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Rabia C
    3 contributions
    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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  • Kay McNish
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa12 contributions
    We had a wonderful wine tasting experience. The setting is stunning. Professional service & well worth the visit.
    While we didn't eat, they do have a nice menu available.
    Written 21 October 2022
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  • Jim M
    Hellertown, PA207 contributions
    Porcupine Ceramics was a must stop for me when visiting the The Crags. The studio offers a vast array of ceramic pieces including animals, plates and other dinerware items, and even decorative sinks. I purchase several pieces, including a penguin, to take back home. The ceramics were packed in a molded foam box to protect from breakage on my flight back to the United States. When I arrived home my penguin was intact and delighted to see me. The prices are reasonable. A very nice memento to remember my trip to South Africa.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • lisap829
    Cambridge, MA29 contributions
    Saw Freshly Ground there and it as a wonderful show in an intimate environment. First time in South Africa. Wonderful music!
    Written 14 September 2019
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  • pier h
    2 contributions
    Myself and my family spent a lovely morning walking through the forest with Mark. The private nature reserve is a pristine undisturbed area of natural beauty and a real treat to experience. Mark is a thoughtful and informative guide with plenty of stories to tell from his years of working with animals and in nature. A definite recommendation!
    Written 4 July 2018
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  • ian g
    18 contributions
    What an amazing spot!!!!!! Awsome food, amazing atmosphere!!! Had a blast, highly recommended!! Fantastic setting, completely unexpected to find such a gem hidden in the beautiful garden route!!!
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • KellyPicken
    33 contributions
    I’ve been living in Knysna for 7 years. I decided to explore the Spas on the Garden Route. I found Forest Nature Spa & booked it. I drove an hour from Knysna to get there. OMW the minute I drove in the gate I could feel the peaceful calm energy. It’s so tranquil & quiet. I had a lovely 2 hour massage from Josephine. Such a treat in the beautiful bedroom with private bathroom & walk in closest to change. Such a treat!
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • faro99
    Minneapolis, MN15 contributions
    An amazing experience! Our guides Puna and King Julien were a big part of why this is such a great trip. They were out guides, our photographers, and our safety experts. One long abseil and then lots of floating down the river. A couple of thrilling zip lines and 2 jumps into the water. Finish with a roped climb out and tired, happy group. Don’t forget Essie, the key master!
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Hout Bay T
    Hout Bay, South Africa23 contributions
    We stopped the Crafty Half while doing site inspections along the garden route

    Great little spot with all locally produced beers and an owner who really knows his stuff

    A must do if you are in the area!
    Written 1 February 2018
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  • Mabatho
    9 contributions
    A very friendly Buks was our guide. We arrived a liitle late but she was not a diva about it, she gently welcomed us and gave the the full tour. Very informative tour, we regretted going for 30 minutes instead of an hour or two. Definitely a must do.
    Written 6 November 2019
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