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Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Center, South Africa

Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Center, South Africa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Plettenberg Bay: Tenikwa Wildlife Center Guided Tour

1. Plettenberg Bay: Tenikwa Wildlife Center Guided Tour

Be welcomed on arrival at the center and meet your personal guide, who will introduce you to the center and its conservation work with an educational video. Visit the Meerkat Meander afterward, where meerkats who have been confiscated have found a permanent home. Entering the leopard walkway with your guide, you will need to search to find the well-camouflaged leopard. See the cheetahs next, and learn about how their numbers are diminishing in the wild. Have amazing opportunities to take photographs of the cheetahs, leopards, caracals, and servals. Get a chance to go inside some of the enclosures (where it's safe), and be in close proximity to the cats. Finish your tour with a visit to the magnificent white lion when you take a walk high above on the lion walkway. Enjoy a leisurely-paced tour and plenty of opportunities to talk to your guide about the conservation work being done at the center and the animals that call it home. Re-visit your favorite cats a second time if you'd like.

Wild Cat Experience 1-Hour Tour

2. Wild Cat Experience 1-Hour Tour

Join a guided 1-hour tour to get up close to the indigenous wild cats of South Africa, including servals, caracals, cheetahs, lions and leopards. Catch a glimpse of other animals such as meerkats, marabou storks, and many more. Enjoy this unique opportunity to see incredible wildlife, as you learn about conservation efforts in the region from your informative guide.  Follow your guide through the various habitats of the different cats as you listen to interesting facts about each species. See and photograph the wild cats at close range from a raised walkway. Your tour includes a visit to the penguin pool, where you'll discover more about marine conservation and wildlife rehabilitation as you watch these playful animals.

Plettenberg Bay: 1.5-Hour Wildlife Family Tour

3. Plettenberg Bay: 1.5-Hour Wildlife Family Tour

Plant the love of wildlife in your children on a safari adventure at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre. On this 1.5-hour tour, you and your young family will be introduced to an array of South Africa’s wildest animals. Prepare to be entertained and inspired with an introduction to the conservation efforts of the facility before setting off to meet meerkats and learning why—despite their cute demeanor—they make miserable pets. Walk through the owl house and visit Digger the friendly warthog. After this, you will visit penguins and other marine animals. The family will then be taken to visit the African wildcats, which you will have to spot using techniques and trail signs taught to you by your expert guide. Spot slender servals and camouflaged caracals on a walkway tour that leads up to the leopard and cheetah enclosures, designed to safely get you up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Finally, bid farewell to a grand white lion before your kids are awarded an EcoKidz certificate.

Plettenberg Bay: Tenikwa Conservation Center Full Day

4. Plettenberg Bay: Tenikwa Conservation Center Full Day

Start your day at the Tenikwa Conservation Center helping the animal keepers with their early morning tasks as they do animal and enclosure checks around the center. Enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the marabou storks. Get to know the facility and the conservation work being undertaken there and get a tour of the place. Visit the different wild cats of South Africa accompanied by a guide and learn about the conservation issues facing the different species. Have some lunch, and then help out the guides in an enrichment exercise for the non-releasable animals, designed to keep up their quality of life in captivity. Enjoy a guided walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest if time and weather permit. Spend the afternoon helping the animal-keeping staff prepare food for the animals and accompanying them to watch the feedings. Accompany the staff as they secure the animals for the night at the end of the day. Have plenty of time to interact with the staff and find out all about their conservation efforts.

Plettenberg Bay: Guided Forest Walk and Wild Cat Experience

5. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Forest Walk and Wild Cat Experience

Discover some of South Africa's most beautiful fauna and flora at the Tenikwa Wildlife Center. Your guide will welcome you and provide a breakdown of the planned activities for the day as you arrive at the center. Your outdoor adventure begins with a walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest. Follow your guide along ancient paths and learn about the historical logging activities that took place here. See giant hardwood trees, interesting fungi, and beautiful orchids as you make your way along the meandering paths towards mossy, pebbled streams. If you're lucky, you may spot a Knysna Loerie, or the rare and shy Narina Trogon, both native to the mature evergreen forests of South Africa. Discover the secret forest glade where giant tree ferns throw dappled light onto the forest floor, before returning to your allocated picnic area where you can enjoy a delicious freshly prepared picnic. After lunch, return to the wildlife center and go on a guided wildlife tour. Walk through the animals' habitats along elevated walkways where you can see and photograph the cats and other wildlife. Learn interesting information about each of the species and their role in promoting biodiversity from your guide.

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What people are saying about Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Center, South Africa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Had a great experience, the tour guide man was very friendly and was teaching us a lot about the animals.

Extraordinary! Take the tour with the very interesting private guide and animals never seen so ready

Peter our Guide was superb. Really great with our grandchildren. Simply excellent

Our guide was excellent and it was very personal for our group of 7 people.

Nice experience, the guide gave a lot of knowledge