After the frenetic pace of a typically jam-packed holiday, this is your chance to relax and soak up the tranquil energy of Tenikwa where we look after the animals in the shadow of the Ou’Teniqua Mountain Range.
Check in from 15h00. (Latest to check in is 18h00)
Enjoy a leisurely home-cooked dinner whilst you absorb the night sounds of the wildlife and waterfowl of Tenikwa. Dinner includes a choice of mains and dessert.
Retire for the evening after enjoying the night skies which put on a heavenly display on a clear night.
In preparation for a fully packed itinerary, enjoy an early morning cup of coffee and rusks, before heading up to the Awareness Centre to start your Cats in Conservation Program.
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. A bush breakfast completes this experience.
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, and an overview of the Rehabilitation Facilities, before enjoying a lunch with local South African flair and especially prepared by the girls in Chesters. Lunch includes a selection of main and dessert with non-alcoholic beverage included.
Spend time with the dedicated staff in our Rehabilitation Centre observing the work they do. The centre provided rehabilitation services to the local wildlife authorities and is one of the few that admits marine and terrestrial wildlife in need of veterinary care. Included in the many variety of animals that spend temporary time in Tenikwa is the endangered African Penguin whose natural forage area includes the Plettenberg Bay and Garden Route coastline. Learn about the combined efforts that are being channeled into supporting the declining populations of this iconic and indicator species.
As the African sun relents and the cats become more active, join the guides as they conduct an enrichment program with the cats that call Tenikwa home, before returning to the lodge to relax for a while and gather your breath.
A befitting end to a busy day, sip sundowners to the sounds of the lions roaring close by. Wine or beer is served with snacks.
Dine el fresco (weather permitting) or by intimate candlelight with a home-cooked hearty meal as you reminisce about the activities of the day. Dinner includes a choice of mains and dessert.
Retire for the evening to the fading sounds of the waterfowl and wildlife which by now, feel like home.
Another early start with a refreshing forest walk, followed by breakfast el fresco style in the cool breezes of the awakening forest.
Check out 09h30