Where Fynbos meets Fur

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 passes by, enjoying their special time of the day. A scrumptious bush picnic overlooking the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest completes this section of the program.

After being escorted back to the centre for a short break, the guides will take you on a guided tour of the facility and its permanent residents  that call Tenikwa home, to photograph and learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and how they are adapting to a changing world.

During this program, you will see African Wild Cats, Servals, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopard, Lions as well as a variety of local wildlife and learn about the rehabilitation work that Tenikwa does, returning wild animals back to nature where they belong.

PROGRAM TIMES

Available at 07h30 and 15h00.

Guests are requested to arrive at the centre at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the program.

DURATION

Approximately 2.5 hours which includes time where refreshments are served.

PROGRAM PRICE

R780 per person
The program is not suitable for children under 13 years of age. Height requirement of 1.5m for this program.

Rates are valid until September 2019

 POLICIES AND RULES

Children Policy

Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by at least 1 consenting adult. Children under 13 years old cannot be accommodated on this program.  There is a height requirement of 1.5m on this program

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

The minimum group size is 1 person.  If there are more than 8 persons booked for the program, we may split the groups into smaller groups

 

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 guests decline to take part in activities due to any reason.

Tenikwa reserves the right to cancel the program in extreme weather conditions when the terrain becomes too slippery. In such cases, we will do our best to offer alternative activities, reschedule the program to another date suitable for the guest or offer a refund.

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 and naturally active time 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 during 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.

Wild Ways

R0.00
R780 per person
No Children under 13 yrs
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Maximum 12 people per tour

Have a look at our 1 night Tenikwa Experience package which includes accommodation, meals, The Private Tour and Wild Ways programs.