Tenikwa is open to the public during the CoVid Lockdown Level 1. Strict CoVid protocols are in force to ensure our guest and staff safety. Our CoVid protocols can be downloaded from the drop-down “Home” Menu on our website. Due to the constraints brought about by the CoVid Pandemic, we are offering the following programs until further notice – 1 hour Wild Cat Experience, 90 minute EcoKidz Family Challenge, 2 hour Private Tour and Cats in Conservation Full Day program. Our accommodation is available for booking. As we are working with reduced staff levels, we recommend booking on-line. 

We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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Wildlife Experience in Plettenberg Bay

Tenikwa offers accommodation and wildlife tours for day visitors to see the indigenous cats of South Africa and other local wildlife. We are located a short drive from Plettenberg Bay in The Crags. The pristine Garden Route in the Western Cape province of South Africa is well known for its many natural attractions, protected National Parks, and vibrant coastal eco-tourism activities. Tenikwa, through its wildlife rehabilitation expertise, plays a crucial role in providing rehabilitation and recuperation facilities where injured or abandoned wildlife can be rehabilitated according to strict rehabilitation protocols, so that they are given a second chance to be returned to the wild where they belong.

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Accommodation and Day Visitor Tours

Tenikwa Nature Lodge where guests come to stay with nature,  is set against a backdrop of  indigenous forest and the dams support a large host of wildlife and waterfowl. The Awareness and Rehabilitation facilities covers some 8ha with the balance of the 46ha of indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and Cape Floral Fynbos set aside as a corridor for the wild animals occurring in the area.

Tenikwa is a non-profit organisation. All income derived from tourism activities at Tenikwa support the sustainability of Tenikwa as a vital wildlife rehabilitation facility for The Garden Route. Whilst the Rehabilitation facilities are not open to the general public for obvious reasons, staying at Tenikwa Nature Lodge or visiting us to do a wildlife tour as a day visitor contributes to the conservation work being carried out in The Garden Route to support the rich biodiversity of this special area.

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.

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

Feature Creature

Digger the warthog at Tenikwa

Digger the warthog

Our first wildlife hospital / Our wildlife hospital today

Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the founders started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house.  Today it plays a significant role in supporting biodiversity in the Western Cape, able to rehabilitate a variety of animals,  both terrestrial and marine species, and specializing in small-predator rehabilitation


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