Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre
Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre is situated in The Crags and is a small wildlife centre not to be missed when you visit Plettenberg Bay if you are interested in the conservation of local wildlife.
Visitors can opt for one of several tours that are offered daily. All the tours include a guided walking tour to see and photograph the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and other local wildlife, whilst learning about how we can adapt and change to a more environmentally-friendly way of living and reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Tenikwa is a non-profit company, and income received from visitors funds the rehabilitation of wildlife for the area which is carried out at the centre as a refuge for injured and abandoned wildlife from The Garden Route with the purpose of returning them back to nature.
The Wild Cat Experience is a 1 hour guided tour that is offered from 9am daily.
If you prefer a more leisurely tour, The Private Tour is an exclusive guided tour that lasts approximately 2 hours and gives ample time to interact with your private guide and photograph the animals.
Be sure to choose The EcoKidz Family Challenge if you are visiting with your family. This 90-minute program is a fun-filled interactive program ideal for families where children get to engage with the guide on various eco-topics and complete the program with a Pledge and certificate.
Visit an enchanting indigenous forest during the Forest and Fur Combo which is offered daily at 11am. This multi-activity program starts with a 2 hour guided walk through indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest along historical logging trails, ending with a delicious forest picnic lunch of local and freshly prepared goodies, and then followed by a 1 hour guided wildlife tour. Plan for about 4 hours, and pre-book to ensure your place.
The Cats in Conservation is a unique and exclusive full-day program including breakfast and lunch, giving a holistic perspective of the conservation work undertaken by Tenikwa. Suitable for guests over the age of 9+, this is the only program that allows access to the rehabilitation section of Tenikwa, and only 1 booking per day is allowed, therefore pre-booking of this program is essential.
Our visitor amenities include
- Secure and safe parking for cars, buses and coaches.
- Chester’s Coffee Shop where you can savour fresh bakes and refreshments
- Our Souvenir shop is stocked with a variety of responsibly sourced, local crafts and wildlife-friendly products.
- Free Wi-Fi, Credit cards accepted and Wheelchair friendly
- Tenikwa does not allow touching of wildlife or wildlife interaction programs
- The animals that guests see on tour are not used for breeding or trading purposes and are non-releasable. They will remain at Tenikwa for the rest of their natural lives.
Tenikwa also offers accommodation where guests can enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife on the property. For more information on accommodation options visit www.tenikwanaturelodge.co.za
See our website for rates, online specials and more information: www.tenikwa.com
Non Profit Organisation: NPO#142-728