Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is open to the public for day visitor tours and overnight experiences. Amenities and facilities include free wifi, coffee shop, credit card facilities and secure parking.

Tenikwa is a non-profit organisation and  depends on the income derived from day visitors to fund the conservation and rehabilitation work that the centre undertakes.

The Rehabilitation facilities are not open to the public since a natural fear of humans is essential for most wildlife to survive once they return to the wild.

Visitor Centre

Lion walkway on Wild Cat Experience

Our Wildlife Centre is open daily to visitors for guided, conservation-based tours to see wild cats and local wildlife. Amenities include secure parking, free WiFi, Credit Card, Baby Changing Facility,  disabled guest facilities, coffee and curio shop.

Rehabilitation Facilities

Tenikwa Wildlife Hospital

We admit approximately 230 animals each year for rehabilitation and release – getting both marine and terrestrial species back to the wild where they belong. Our wildlife hospital is not open to the general public.

Marine Conservation

Penguin Rehabilitation

A window into Rehabilitation, visit our Marine Conservation Awareness area during your tour where we raise awareness of the significant issues affecting our marine species and especially the endangered African Penguin.

Coffee Shop

Restuarant at Tenikwa in Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy freshly baked muffins and a variety of South African favourite light meals at Chesters Coffee Shop whilst enjoying our bird viewing area and being entertained by the antics of our Marabou Storks.

Souvenir Shop

Tenikwa souvenir shop

Shop for special memories and take home memories of your favourite cats at Tenikwa.  Choose from a variety of responsibly sourced souvenirs and curios. We promote local crafts and wildlife-friendly products.

Meerkat Meander


We have a meerkat meander, that Tenikwa has built especially for meerkat pets that have been confiscated by Cape Nature Conservation or became unwanted “pets”.