The Photographic Adventure affords you the opportunity to experience the best of the best by enjoying the experience of photographing our cheetahs in magnificent Cape Floral Fynbos during their daily enrichment time out, as well as a leisurely exclusive tour of the centre to see and photograph the rest of our indigenous cats of South Africa in natural setting.

This program is geared towards the photographic adventure enthusiast as well as guests who would like to spend more time with the cats without the pressure of being in a group tour. It affords ample time and opportunity to photograph Africa’s wild cats in a natural setting and time enough to appreciate the beauty of the cats.

The  Photographic Adventure is divided into two sections with a complimentary beverage and light refreshments included.


The Sunrise Photo Adventure starts at 07h30. Guests must be signed in by 07h15.

The Sunset Photo Adventure starts at 14h00. Guests must be signed in by 13h45.

This program coincides with the naturally active time of our cheetahs and is typical of natural behaviour in the wild.


Allow 3.5 Hours for collection arrangements.


R1100 per adult.
No persons under 13 years or 1.5 metres allowed on this program


Children Policy

This program is not suitable for young children. For safety reasons, children must be 13 years and older to partake in the program.  All persons joining the program must be at least 1.5 metres tall.

Infants and toddlers may not be carried in backpacks by parents on the program.

Should parents wish to do the program but their children do not meet the height or age requirement, please contact us so that we can provide you with some alternative options.

Dress Code

Guests are requested to dress in comfortable clothing. Consider bringing a hat or sun protection as this program is conducted outdoors. The program takes place over some ground which can be uneven and slippery. All guests are recommended to wear long trousers which cover their ankles for this program.   Comfortable walking shoes (tackies, sneakers, hiking boots are all suitable) are required to be worn.

Bags, backpacks and camera bags must be locked in your vehicle or stored in one of our lockable cabinets as they are not allowed to be taken with on the program or into enclosures.

Only subscription sunglasses are allowed on the program.

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 Sunset program as it can get quite chilly once the sun goes down.

Group Size

The group size is 8-10 people on the Wild Ways section of the program. The Private Tour section of the program will be limited to your group. There is ample time to enjoy your experience. If you would prefer an exclusive arrangement, please contact us as additional charges will apply.

Fitness Policy

 A reasonable degree of fitness is required.  If you feel that you may not keep up, or suffer from any type of illness that affects your mobility or fitness, please let us know beforehand so that we can do our utmost to accommodate you.

There may be places where the carrying of tripods are impractical.

Difficulty - Moderate 70%

Weather Policy

This program is an all weather program. Rain jackets are provided in inclement weather.

No refund will be offered if you decide not to do the program because of the weather. Tenikwa reserves the right to cancel the program in extreme weather conditions due to slippery terrain. In such cases, we will do our best to accommodate the rescheduling of your booking or offer a refund.

No Touch Policy

Animal Contact Policy

There is a no touching policy enforced on this program.

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

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

No Touch Policy

Photography Policy

This program is about enjoying our cats and taking beautiful photographs, but please respect our photographic protocols. Take pictures of the cats not with the cats. Flash photography is prohibited and Flashes must be disabled. The animals will not be posed, restrained in any way, or forced to behave in an unnatural way for photographs. Selfie-sticks are not allowed in the enclosures. “Selfies” with the cats in the background are not allowed. Guests may not pose with the cats. The guides may not take photographs on your behalf. Camera Bags are to remain outside the enclosures.

Guests are welcome to take photographs and video during the program.  Flash must be disabled at all times during the program.

Guests are not allowed to obstruct the path of a moving animal. Selfie-sticks are not allowed to be taken on the program.  Disrespectful poses with the cheetahs will not be allowed.

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