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  • Address: Forest Hall Road, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Hours: Open daily 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: Varies

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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre Tours

Just outside of Plettenberg Bay, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Center is one of several beautiful nature reserves and protected areas along the Garden Route. It is also one of the few animal welfare centers in South Africa, where both land and marine life can be found. The story of Tenikwa began in 2002, when the founders of the station moved to the Garden Route and discovered that numerous animals required their help, many of them rescued pets who could no longer be released into the wild. They bought a small piece of land and started to take in some animals and a few years later, the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre opened. A big focus is set on introducing visitors to the different types of African wild cats, such as leopards, cheetahs, servals and caracals, but there are also several other species including penguins, meerkats, storks and monkeys. The center educates about their way of life and the threats they are exposed to. Additionally, it teaches the local population how important the protection of these animals is. 

Tenikwa offers various guided tours in small groups and for all ages. There are special tours for photographers and families with kids, but there is also a one hour long standard tour which doesn’t need booking in advance and brings visitors closer to the animals. Let yourself be carried away by the passion the employees have for the rescue of these animals and try to do your apart by contributing to the protection of the African wildlife.

Practical Info

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Center is open every day of the year from 9am to 5pm. It is located about 30 minutes outside of Plettenberg Bay and to get there, follow the N2 north-east for about 20 kilometers and turn right at the Kurland Village turnoff. From there, continue on the Forest Hall road and take the right road when it forks.

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Wild Cat Experience Tour, Garden Route, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Wild Cat Experience Tour

Join us on a 1 hour guided tour to visit the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and other wildlife at Tenikwa in Plettenberg Bay. You will see Leopard, ...  Read more

Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.83
Sunrise - Photographic Adventure, Garden Route, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sunrise - Photographic Adventure

The Photographic Combo affords you the opportunity to experience the best of the best by enjoying the experience of viewing our cheetahs on their daily ...  Read more

Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $89.92
Sunrise Cheetah Combo, Garden Route, Photography Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sunrise Cheetah Combo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join our cheetahs either in the morning or afternoon as they head through Cape Floral Fynbos and wooded Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest. This special time in ...  Read more

Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $68.99
Sunset Cheetah Combo, Western Cape, Nature & Wildlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Sunset Cheetah Combo

Join our cheetahs either in the morning or afternoon as they head through Cape Floral Fynbos and wooded Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest. This special time in ...  Read more

Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

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