An inspirational, exclusive program geared towards the animal lover who enjoys adventure in conservation. This program gives you an insight into the daily activities at Tenikwa and is designed to keep you enthralled throughout the day.

With a window into our wildlife rehabilitation facilities and interesting “behind the scenes” activities, enjoy the day with the resident animals who call Tenikwa their home.

A special part of the day for guests and cheetahs alike, is the time spent in the Cape Floral Fynbos where our cheetahs get the opportunity to explore their extended territory. Only a few guests each day are privileged to observe the cheetahs during this special time, making it a really unique experience. Surrounded by forest sounds, one can easily get mesmerized by the beauty of nature.

The day is fun, it’s adventurous. Expect the Unexpected.

STARTING TIMES

There are two starting times to choose from, either at 07h30 or 10h00.

PROGRAM DURATION

The Cats in Conservation is an activity intense program.

If you book for the 07h30 time slot, you will probably be finished around 15h30.

If you book for the 10h00 time slot, you will probably be finished around 17h30.

CATS IN CONSERVATION PRICE

R1650 per adult

R990 per child
There is a height requirement of 1.2 metres to join this program

CATS IN CONSERVATION POLICIES AND RULES

Children Policy

This program is not suitable for young children.  There is a height requirement of 1.2 metres and an age requirement of 12 years to join this program.

Should you be a family interested in booking the Cats in Conservation program, please contact us so that we can discuss how we can accommodate younger children.

Dress Code

During the day, you will be participating in a varied selection of programs. Please dress comfortably with protection from the sun as you will be outdoors for the bulk of the day. Certain of the activities take place over some ground which can be uneven and slippery. All guests are required to wear long trousers which cover their ankles for this program. Long dresses or stockings are not an acceptable substitute for long trousers. Guests will be required to change into suitable attire before proceeding with this section of the program.  Closed, sturdy walking shoes (tackies, sneakers, hiking boots) are all suitable for the day.

You will be allocated a lockable cabinet for the day where valuables, bags, backpacks and camera bags can be stored for easy access during the day.

Please consider bringing a hat or cap along for sun protection because the sun can be quite hot during summer. A light windbreaker is also good to include, as it can get quite chilly once the sun goes down.

Group Size

This is an exclusive program and there are only 2 programs available each day, one at 07h30 and one at 10h00 – one group per program. Due to the exclusive nature of the program, a default limit of people has been set on our on-line booking system. Should you wish to book for more than two people and experience difficulties, please contact us directly.

Fitness Policy

The day is activity intensive but is not a strenuous program. There is time to relax between sessions. Some of the activities do require reasonable degree of fitness.  If you have medical issues or feel you may not be able to keep up with the pace of the day, please let us know beforehand so that we can do our utmost to accommodate you.

Difficulty - Moderate 50%

Weather Policy

The Cats in Conservation is an all weather program and even during poor weather, there is still plenty of activities to ensure that you enjoy the day. Rain jackets are provided in inclement weather.

Tenikwa reserves the right to cancel some of the elements of the program in extreme weather conditions. In such cases, these sections of the program will be substituted with an alternative session.

No Touch Policy

Animal Contact Policy

Our animals are free to express natural behavior, and its a privilege to be so close but not to interfere with their activities.

This program allows a behind the scenes look at the resident animals of Tenikwa alongside our animal keeping team.

There is a no touching policy enforced on this program.

Our animal contact policy follows a strict code of ethics which is compiled to ensure that the human-wildlife exposure is in keeping with the natural behavior of the animal

Photography Policy

Guests are welcome to take photographs and video of their day at Tenikwa. Flash must be disabled at all times.  Whilst having a window into the work we do in our wildlife rehabilitation facilities, photographs of the animals under rehabilitation are not allowed.

Cats in Conservation

Full Day Program
R1650 Per person

Includes specified meals and refreshments

Please advise special dietary requirements when booking