The 1 Night Tenikwa Experience gives you the opportunity to spend more time with the Wildcats that call Tenikwa home.

Check in at 12h30

Lunch with a South African Flair in Chesters at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. A selection of lunches are available from the Chesters Menu and includes 1 non-alcoholic beverage.

Enjoy a private leisurely tour of the Wildlife Centre and its permanent residents to photograph and learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa.

Towards the afternoon, 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 walks by enjoying their special time of the day.

As the sun sets, enjoy Sundowners on the porch of the original homestead to the sounds of the Lions roaring close by. Wine or beers is served with snacks.

Dine el fresco (weather permitting) or in ethnic ambience with home-cooked hearty meal. Dinner includes a choice of mains and dessert.

Retire for the evening to the fading sounds of the waterfowl and wildlife as the night skies put on a heavenly display on a clear night.

Enjoy breakfast to the sounds of the nearby forest awakening.

Check out 09h30.

And thus ends your unique 1 Night Tenikwa Experience.


Check in by 12h30

Check out by 09h30

If you wish to depart later in the day and spend the day exploring the area, we can arrange to keep your luggage for later collection


This is an overnight experience


R1985 per adult.
Rates are valid until 31 August 2020.

The Price includes all meals, accommodation, beverages and activities as specified. Additional Drinks and other optional expenses not specified in the program description are not included and must be settled by the guest prior to departure.


Children Policy

Children under 16 years old cannot be accommodated on this program.  Should you be traveling with an infant, please contact us before booking this program.


Overnight guests are accommodated in the ethnically decorated Tenikwa Country House which holds many memories of how Tenikwa came to be. The homestead has four en-suite bedrooms and is furnished to 4 Star standards. Dress code is informal. There are resident domestic cats that share the property facilities.  The homestead is situated close to the forest with a beautiful vista of a tranquil dam home to resident waterfowl with a backdrop of the craggy mountain foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range with Formosa Peak completing the view.

The rooms are configured as follows

1 x King size bed, en-suite with shower

3 x Queen size bed, en-suite with shower

Should you require Twin configuration, please advise us beforehand.

Dress Code

Parts of the activities take place over some ground which can be uneven and slippery. Guests are requested to wear comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes.

Bags, backpacks and bulky camera bags must be locked in your vehicle or stored in one of our lockable cabinets during the activities as they may not be taken with during the activities.

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, especially for the afternoon as it can get quite chilly once the sun goes down.

Group Size

Tenikwa Country House accommodates a maximum of 4 couples per night. Some of the activities included in this program are private and others will be enjoyed with other couples booked on the overnight experiences.

Weather Policy

This is an all weather program.  Rain jackets are provided in inclement weather. No refund or reduction in program charge will be offered if inclement weather requires a change in planned activities or guests decline to take part in activities due to any reason.

Tenikwa reserves the right to change the activities in extreme weather conditions when the terrain becomes too slippery. In such cases, we will do our best to offer alternative activities.

No Touch Policy

Animal Contact Policy

Our animal contact policy follows a strict code of ethics which is compiled to ensure that the human-wildlife experience is in keeping with the natural behavior of the animal and none of the activities during this or any other program allow touching of any of the wild animals.

The activities on this program comply with the recently published Fair Trade Tourism Guidelines for Captive Wildlife in Tourism.  Guests remain behind a barrier when observing the cheetahs during their enrichment time out. It is particularly important that our cheetahs are free to express natural behavior, and its a privilege to be so close but not to interfere with this special time of their day.

Photography Policy

Guests are welcome to take photographs and video on this program. Camera bags and camera backpacks may not be taken on the program. Flash must be disabled at all times.

 Selfie-sticks may not be taken on the activities.  Tenikwa does not allow selfies to be taken with our cats and our cats are not posed for photographs.

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