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Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre

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Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre is located on the scenic Garden Route. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Garden Route is one of the world’s most bio-diverse hotspots, sustaining forty three percent of South Africa’s plant and animal life with over thirty terrestrial habitat types.

Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Western Cape. Our facilities include a wildlife hospital, high-care stabilisation area, laboratory, marine rehab pools, raptor flight-fitness and other pre-release enclosures. We continue to invest in specialised equipment and upgrade our infrastructure as more and more species become endangered and rehabilitation becomes a management tool to sustain populations in the wild.

Using Tourism as a platform to give vital conservation effort exposure to thousands of people that visits us which also provide a sustainable form of funding for our rehabilitation facilities. Tenikwa practices Responsible Tourism principles and support sustainable business practices.

We offer a variety of programmes catering for all ages such as the Wildcat Experience and Eco Kidz Family Challenge. Our Private Photography Tour, Cheetah Combo and Photographic Combo is focused on providing informative conservation-based tours that are educational and enriching for guests and our animals.

Tenikwa adheres to a strict code of conduct to ensure that visitor

Tenikwa is a conservation orientated business that raises awareness about the plight of indigenous South African Wildcats and Wildlife. Gate takings fund our Wildlife Rehabilitation program which gets wild animals back into the wild where they belong We offer daily programs to see and experience the wild cats of South Africa as well as our very popular "Walk with our Cheetahs" program.

  • Birds
  • Cheetah Walk and Wildcat Combo
  • Conservation
  • Crazee Cat Day
  • Eco Kidz Family Challenge
  • Environmental awareness
  • Guided Tours
  • Marine conservation
  • Pack for a purpose program
  • Photographic tours
  • Primate awareness
  • Volunteer projects
  • Wild Cat Experiences
  • Wildcats
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
We offer different tours daily. Our Wild Cat Experience is a 1 Hour guided Tour. You will meet all the animals on the facility. We have a great Family activity called Eco Kids - Designed to keep the kids engaged. This tour takes the family through various conservation challenges whilst meeting the Eco Cats of Tenikwa. Its fun, its Educational and its suitable for all ages. Our Exclusive Tours include, Walking with our Cheetahs, Photo Tours, etc.

  • Cheetah Walks
  • Crazy Cat Day
  • Eco Kidz Family Challenge
  • Meerkat meander
  • Penguin splash pool
  • Photographic combo
  • Photographic Tour
  • Volunteer program
  • Wild Cat Experience

Contact Details

Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
-33.96518861479915, 23.490520683471686
+27 44 534 8170
Mandy Freeman
Contact owner

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