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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, The Crags,Plettenberg Bay Garden Route

Jukani1Jukani IS The latest addition to the SAASA (The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance) family. Here you can experience all of the big cats; lions (white and tawny), tigers, jaguars and leopards together with cheetahs, cougars and caracals. Other apex predators include African painted dogs, hyenas, jackals and the notoriously fearless honey badger. All of the animals have been rescued from human exploitation. ‘Spirit’, the black leopard has achieved significant fame having found peace at last after the trauma of living in the confines of a zoo. All Jukani2of the animals at Jukani live in very large natural enclosures, each species with their own private dam or watering hole and shelters that blend in with the environment. Tours are led by our expert rangers where the focus is primarily on conservation education.

Naturally, for safety reasons, Jukani is our only sanctuary where you view the wildlife from behind a fence rather than mingle amongst them. For this reason, special ramps have been being erected so that you can obtain an jukani3uninterrupted view of the animals.

The animals at Jukani do not breed, there is already a surplus of white lions and tigers in captivity around the world and it is virtually impossible for them to survive in the wild. In fact it is very rare for any apex cat to be successfully re-introduced into the wild. Many organizations that offer ‘lion cub petting’ are quite simply jukani4supporters of the ‘canned’ hunting trade. The cubs are not orphans; they are cruelly taken from their mothers at a very early age and subjected to hours of manhandling by humans on a daily basis. When they become too big to be ‘cute’ they are sold off to be killed in an enclosed area by ruthless trophy hunters.

Directions From Cape Town’s side

Monkeyland is situated about 150km from Mossel Bay and about 50km from Knysna. Our exact location is in The Crags, which is 16km east from Plettenberg jukani5Bay. Simply take the N2, pass Knysna, pass Plettenberg Bay and continue past Keurboomstrand on to The Crags. You will notice a Monkeyland sign on the N2, near the BP Garage (the Garage is also known as the Garden Route Superrette). Take the turn-off (on the right) at this BP Garage and follow the Monkeyland signs for a further 2km. We are situated 2km off the N2, and our tarred road is well signed.

Directions From Port Elizabeth’s side

Monkeyland is situated about 240km from PE (on the N2) the ocean), pass the Nature’s Valley turn-off (about 16km from the toll gate), continue a further 500 meters on the N2 and turn to your left at the Monkeyland sign. Follow our signs for 2km on the tarred road.



Telephone: 0027 (44) 534 8409

Address: N2, next to Plett Puzzle Park, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay

GPS: South -33.97794 East 23.436281

More info on the town of Plettenberg Bay More info on the Garden Route area

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