but in greater need of conservation


Come walk with our Cheetahs

on their daily enrichment exercise walk through Cape Floral Fynbos and indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest


Visiting Tenikwa

and doing one of our programs funds the Wildlife Rehabilitation work that we do


Ensuring that displaced wildlife

receives professional care and is returned to the wild where they belong


Tenikwa Cheetah Walk

for lifetime memories of a special experience...


Conservation begins at home

by teaching our children to care


We are the generation

who can make a difference if we choose ...


Tenikwa Awareness Centre

Tenikwa is located in the rural area outside Plettenberg Bay  and only 40 minutes from the popular town of Knysna on the pristine Garden Route in the Western Cape, known for its many natural attractions, protected National Parks, and neighbouring animal sanctuaries.

Tenikwa offers various, small group programs throughout the day, catering for all ages and fitness levels with a focus on providing a conservation-based, informative tour during which guests learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and why they are disappearing from our landscape. Guests are charmed by the sincerity of Tenikwa, the friendliness of our staff and the way in which Tenikwa's passion for conservation shines through.

A variety of indigenous birds, such as Blue Cranes, Marabou Storks and waterfowls frequent the gardens of Tenikwa, the extent of which covers some 8ha with the balance of the 46ha set aside for the wild animals occurring in the area.

Whether you visit us for a day, or for an hour, , “Come with an Open Mind, Tread with a Lighter Step, Leave with a Change of Heart”

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<b>Chester and Sizwe</b> | Program: Sunset Cheetah Walk | Enjoying the view
<b>Caracal</b> | Program: Wild Cat Experience | School Group Education
<b>Challenges Galore</b> | Program: EcoKidz Family Challenge | Serval hunting techniques
<b>Cheetah</b> | Program: Photographic Tour | Photographing our cheetahs
<b>Entrance to Tenikwa</b> | Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre | Plettenberg Bay
<b>Jacob and Earl</b> | Program: Wild Cat Experience | Hint : Earl has less hair!
<b>Welcome to Tenikwa</b> | Location: Tenikwa | Always a friendly smile to greet you
<b>Conservation Philosophy</b> | Our Philosophy | Rehabilitation ~ Awareness ~ Protecting Bio-Diversity
<b>Suricates</b> | Program: Wild Cat Experience | Meerkat Meander
<b>Cats of Tenikwa</b> | Learn about the wild cats of South Africa
<b>Chesters</b> | Refreshments Kiosk at Tenikwa
<b>Len and Marabou Storks</b> | Community Awareness | Cultural practices
<b>Leopard</b> | Community Awareness | Learning about Predator Management
<b>Guides and Guests</b> | Program: Cheetah Walk | All smiles after the walk
<b>African Penguin</b> | Program: Crazee Cat Day | Assisting with feeding of Penguins

Local Weather

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Plettenberg Bay

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Humidity: 73%
Wind: ESE at 12.87 km/h
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Contact Us

Forest Hall Road
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
South Africa

Tel    : +27(0)44 534 8170
Cell   : +27(0)82 486 1515

Email : info@tenikwa.co.za

GPS  : 33° 57' 39.92" S / 23° 29' 50.03" E

Visa, Mastercard and American Express Credit Cards Accepted Wheelchair Friendly Free WiFi Services Refreshments Kiosk
Ethical Tourist Behaviour         Annual Sustainable Report 2014


Registered Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with CapeNature Conservation Authorities

Permit to Rehab Penguins & Seals with Department of Environmental Affairs Licenced to exhibit wild animals in terms of the PAPA Act SATSA Bonded Member
Silver Accredited Greenline HeritageSA member Our Wildlife Centre is a beneficiary of Pack for a Purpose TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 12  


Member of Plettenberg Bay Tourism Association Member of Plett Accommodation Association Member of Cruise The Crags Association  


Contact Details

Forest Hall Road, The Crags
Plettenberg Bay 6602,
South Africa

Tel : +27 (0)44 534 8170
Cell: +27 (0)82 486 1515

Email : info@tenikwa.co.za

GPS Co-ordinates:33° 57' 39.92" S / 23° 29' 50.03" E

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