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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
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US$16.00*
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Wild Cat Experience Tour
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in the Western Cape, attending to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine mammals and birds. Rehabilitating injured and abandoned Wildlife with the goal to release them back to the wild. Our centre rescue, rehabilitate and release between 250 - 450 wild animals annually. We work closely with nature/conservation authorities in our area, CapeNature, SANParks, BirdLife, and SANCCOB. Our Awareness Centre ensures that our Rehabilitation facilities are sustainable, funding the rehabilitation work and to raise awareness of the conservation issues in South Africa, Tenikwa offers various, programs throughout the day, catering for all ages and fitness levels with a focus on providing a conservation-based, informative tour. Guests learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and why they are disappearing from our landscape.Species include African Wild Cats, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah, Leopard and Lions. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting this park was a great opportunity to see wild cats that you find difficult to see on the wild. They are all rescue animals and the entrance fee goes towards rehabilitation of animals and returning them to the wild. A privilege is to do the walk with the cheetahs. This was so special. Felt very privileged to be so close to these amazing animals. Again these two cheetahs cannot be returned to the wild but must be walked twice daily through their natural habitat. You walk with guides who are informative and obviously love these animals and what their work with them.

Thank julphil
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Chanieindigo, Front Office Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Good day

Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed the visit and that you understand our plight for the animals!!!

From all at us at Tenikwa

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Visited with young family and had a great day out. The tour lasts about an hour and is just the right amount of time. We also had a good guide who was new and very enthusiastic which helped!

Thank Andy B
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Chanieindigo, Front Office Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Andy

Thank you we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour.

Best Regards
Chantelle

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent memorable experience the timing of the trip the walk and small group encourages positive experience.

Thank CHRISTINE ANNA F
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Chanieindigo, Front Office Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Christine

Thank you kindly the for the great review and we appreciate the positive feedback.

From all of us at Tenikwa

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had an unforgettable experience in Tenikwa! We initially did the tour with Mfundo which was excellent, we got the opportunity to go in to the cages with the cheetahs among others! We then did the cheetah walk with Duma, guided by Rikus & Mfundo which was an experience we will never forget.

Thanks again Mfundo and Rikus!

Thank Michael B
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Chanieindigo, Front Office Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for the review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had been looking forward to this trip since we started planning to go to South Africa. Unfortunately, our son was too young to do the Crazee Cat Day but we had a great tour anyways. We went early in the morning when the animals are more active and had the guide to ourselves. This was the highlight of our trip. Standing near a purring cheetah and seeing the servals close up was phenomenal. We also appreciated the conservation and rehabilitation work being done and the education about wildlife "tours" that are actually bad for animals. Very highly recommended.

Thank Karin W
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Chanieindigo, Front Office Manager at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your review Karin. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour.

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