Friends of Tenikwa 

Friends of Tenikwa
Published: March 5th, 2021

Become Friends of Tenikwa – Help us to help them

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Centre in the Crags near Plettenberg Bay has always been the place to take injured and abandoned wildlife for rehabilitation.

In the past, Tenikwa has relied primarily on the funds generated by tourism and visitors to their centre, in order to employ the right skills and cover the costs of this specialised and expensive rehabilitation work, to ensure that injured animals have every chance of returning to the wild. The rehabilitation service has been provided free of charge to nature authorities and for the community.

However, without a sustainable source of funding, the prolonged impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic has forced us to retrench staff and start winding down the wildlife rehabilitation work and even to consider possible closure of the rehabilitation facilities.

Tenikwa has always been there for the wildlife, and now we need to be there now for them. The “Friends of Tenikwa” Fundraising Initiative has been launched to assist us in covering the essential monthly costs to keep the rehabilitation facility open. So now is the time to become “A Friend of Tenikwa” by contributing a small monthly donation.

Friends of Tenikwa

If you are able to assist – please sign up now at or email us at to become a “Friend” and to help us help our wildlife.

Please contact Michele Bestbier on 078 327 3458 for further details.

Any financial support, no matter how small during this trying time, would be greatly appreciated to keep the facility operational.

Whilst all donations are appreciated – “Friends” who commit to a minimum of R100 per month donation will receive 2 complimentary tours per year, and will go into the quarterly prize draw.

Certificates are available on request for annual amounts over R10,000 in order to deduct the donation amount from your annual taxable income (subject to SARS regulations for this deduction).