Wendy & Gary Kritzinger, Plett Sun Tours

Tenikwa Wildlife Center

If you only have to pick one place to see animals, then Tenikwa is the one!  Here you will see all of the wildcats native to South Africa and the rescued animals are taken care of like family; to ensure the rescued animals are rehabilitated successfully and released, it is not for public viewing. You will see animals close up that you'll be lucky to see in the wild.  They offer many different tours to choose from such as the Photography Tour - get the best photos of your entire trip! A family favourite is their Eco-Kidz Family Challenge.  Many tours to pick from so click on the link below and we'll spell out each tour and you can choose which one is right for you:  

Click here or the button to see prices & available tours at Tenikwa! 

General Information About Animal Encounter Tours

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden has the world's largest free flight sanctuary.  There are two hectares of indigenous forest with  3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered with a reservation ahead of time.  Walking through this place is like walking through a Jurassic park with birds flying all around, waterfalls, ponds & birds so beautiful they look fake!  There are no cages so these birds get a second chance at feeling free and you'll see how much they love it!
Birds of Eden is open from 8am to 5pm daily.

PRICES: Adults R320, Children R160 ($10) (ages 3-12 ), Ages 2 & Under are Free  

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Visitors to the Elephant Park are privileged to have a personal encounter with these magnificent gentle giants, and leave having gained a new-found respect for these animals. Visitors will also get a better understanding of the African elephant and its plight across the entire continent. Most importantly, by visiting the Park and experiencing the elephant herd, guests make a direct contribution to their care. Visitors to the Park enable the sanctuary to give the elephants the best possible facilities, nutrition and care and for other elephants in need the chance of a better life. Although it says Knysna, this is actually located in Harkerville, in Plettenberg Bay.

The Park is open every day, from 8:30am - 4:00pm (Summer) & 9:00am - 4:00pm (Winter).

PRICES:  Adults R320, Children R160 (ages 5-12), Children Under 5 are Free  (prices may change/will be verified)

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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

General Information: 

  • Reservations recommended for all tours
  • Sanctuaries listed are strictly no touch (hands off) facilities except for the Elephant Park
  • All tours are outside so see below for clothing recommendations
  • Some tours have AGE restrictions so if you are traveling with toddlers, please let us know so we can tell you what's available


What to Bring: 

  • Camera:  important note Selfie Sticks and GoPro extenders are not allowed on many Animal related tours
  • Binoculars 
  • Anti-mosquito Repellent
  • Anti-Mosquito Repellent:  put on your repellent before entering the reception office (away from all animals/parking lot)


Clothing Recommendations: 

  • Long comfortable pants are recommended
  • Comfortable shoes, tennis shoes or tekkies; close toed shoes are recommended
  • Warm or Sunny Days (even in Winter): Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
  • Colder Weather: Beanie or knit cap to keep your head warm, jacket 


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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Animal Encounters in Plett

Radical Raptors

At Jukani their mission is to maintain and manage a sustainable wildlife sanctuary, with the focus on creating widespread awareness about the plight of large predators in captivity, in South Africa and all over the world.

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to big cats such as lions (white and tawny), cheetahs, tigers (Siberian, Bengal and white), leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal, serval cats and other wildlife species such as zebra, wild dog, springbuck, zorilla, honey badger, and raccoons. 

Tours take place from 9.00am to 4.00pm every day of the week and tours last about 1 hour.  

PRICES: Adults R320, Children R160 ($10) (ages 3-12 ), Ages 2 & Under are Free  

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Monkeyland is free roaming primate sanctuary where you are guided through a walk in the jungle and there are monkeys all around.  During the walk you will see many species of primates comprising of capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, buffy-cheeked gibbons, squirrel monkeys and howler monkeys all quite relaxed in their beautiful jungle home. Monkeyland is family-friendly, wheelchair accessible and can be visited any day of the year because it is an all-weather eco-attraction.  There’s also a restaurant at the reception area (great for a quick bite), a souvenir store, ethic home crafters village, a Zulu village, children’s play area and an environmental theatre.  Monkeyland is open from 8am to 5pm daily and tours last about 1 hour. 

PRICES: Adults R320, Children R160 ($10) (ages 3-12 ), Ages 2 & Under are Free  

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Knysna Elephant Park

Radical Raptors is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey.  Birds are brought here to be rehabilitated and released whenever possible.  As part of their commitment to the preservation of birds of prey, Radical Raptors demonstrates the plight and magnificence of these birds through "flying displays" (see below for times).  A variety of trained non-releasable birds of prey are free flown around and to you as an opportunity for you to spectate, participate and photograph these magnificent birds in natural surroundings. Flying Times:  11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Closed Monday  (except if a public holiday). Open 7 days a week during holiday times. 

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We have the most amazing animal experiences here in Plett!  You can walk with cheetahs, stand right next to an African elephant, go for a Game Drive, walk through a huge aviary with birds flying freely or walk through Monkeyland where monkeys are in the trees all around you!  We are BIG animal enthusiasts so we recommend the tours below as they meet our standard of excellence in terms of caring for the animals and the unique experience you'll walk away with!  Note: prices may change, will verify before booking.

Monkeyland

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Experience the magic of the African bush with a two-hour game drive on a 2,200 hectare reserve at the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. The knowledgeable game rangers will enthrall you with interesting facts about the wildlife you will view on your safari. Plett Game Reserve is home to all five of Africa’s famous Big 5: elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards and lions. You will also encounter many species of antelope, giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodiles safely from your game vehicle.  The best part is, this is something you can do from anywhere you are staying within Plett as it's just a 15 minute drive from most areas so this is a MUST when you visit the area!

PRICES: Adult R850, Children age 4-18 R425, Ages 0-3 are free  (prices may change/will be verified when booking)

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