Tenikwa Wildlife

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay

They offer a unique Wildcat Experience. You are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. So close, you can hear them purr?

Tenikwa Leopard

Where Fynbos meets Fur

Discover fascinating facts about fynbos, its relationship to the indigenous Tsitsikamma forests and its cultural uses in the local community during a short wild walk. Learn how a simple moth contributed to the upliftment of the area and the building of an historical church still in use today as a cornerstone of the Kurland Community.

Along the way, the guides will prepare you for a chance to observe the cheetahs as your paths cross in the fynbos. Get ready to take some amazing photographs as the cheetah passes by, enjoying their special time of the day. A scrumptious bush picnic overlooking the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest completes this section of the program.

After being escorted back to the centre for a short break, the guides will take you on a guided tour of the facility and its permanent residents  that call Tenikwa home, to photograph and learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and how they are adapting to a changing world.

During this program, you will see African Wild Cats, Servals, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopard, Lions as well as a variety of local wildlife and learn about the rehabilitation work that Tenikwa does, returning wild animals back to nature where they belong

Tenikwa Caracal

You are guaranteed to see all the lesser cats of South Africa, Cheetah, Leopard and other endangered wildlife. There are great photographic opportunities.

EcoKidz at Tenikwa

Cheetah walk

Join the Tenikwa Cheetahs on their daily walks, as they romp and play through our indigenous forest and Fynbos. (Booking essential). There is a sunrise and a sunset tour.

Tenikwa Cheetah

How to book your Tenikwa tour

At Albergo for Backpackers our helpful staff will gladly assist you to book your Tenikwa tour. You will receive a 10% discount voucher at the Albergo Activity Center. If you do not have your own transport we can arrange a shuttle for you!

Tenikwa Lion

Albergo for Backpackers offers accommodation close to Tenikwa. We are about 25 km away, which is about a 30 minute drive. We offer the following accommodation at Albergo for Backpackers: Camping, Dorms, Double/Twin rooms and smaller dorm rooms 4 – 6 persons. You can find our rates here!. You can send us an e-mail or you can fill out the contact form when you would like to make a booking for accommodation or when you need any information. Or click the “Book Online” button on the page when you would like to book your accommodation.

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