Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
About Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Jukani is the home of rescued predators and other wildlife where the focus is on conservation and education, specifically on the plight of predators both in captivity and in the wild all over the world.
At Jukani you can see most of the larger cats such as lion, Bengal and Siberian tiger, jaguar, leopard, cheetah, puma, caracal and serval together with rarer species such as white lions and tigers and black leopard.
The sanctuary is also home to other predators such as African wild dog, hyena, jackal, honey badger and zorilla together with other wildlife such as zebra, springbuck, raccoons and a variety of species of snake.
Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour of the sanctuary and introduce you to its inhabitants whilst offering a wealth of interesting and fascinating information regarding each of the species.
A visit to Jukani is not just about viewing big cats, it is an informative experience at a sanctuary where the animal’s physical and emotional needs are placed first and foremost. Unlike some other facilities, the cats here do not breed and cubs are not removed from their mothers to be ‘cuddled’ by visitors. These cubs often end their days as trophy hunter’s prey.
Jukani is a sanctuary, a place of refuge where the wildlife is treated with respect and protected from hunting and other dangers in safe and natural surroundings.
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, a non-profit organization (PBO No. 200/060 667/08) is the sole custodian of all the animals at Jukani, and therefore their future is secured.
Jukani is funded by means of responsible eco-tourism and strives to achieve an effective balance between conservation and economic reality.
A restaurant and curio shop is also available together with disabled access and facilities.
Directions to Jukani Wildlife SanctuaryDirections From Cape Town’s side:
Monkeyland is situated about 150km from Mossel Bay and about 50km from Knysna. Our exact location is The Crags, which is 16km east from Plettenberg Bay. Simply take the N2, pass Knysna, pass Plettenberg Bay and continue past Keurboomstrand on to The Crags. You will notice a Monkeyland sign on the N2, near the BP Garage (the Garage is also known as the Garden Route Superrette). Take the turn-off (on the right) at this BP Garage and follow the Monkeyland signs for a further 2km. We are situated 2km off the N2, and our tarred road is well signed.
Directions From Port Elizabeth’s side:
Monkeyland is situated about 240km from PE (on the N2) the ocean), pass the Nature’s Valley turn-off (about 16km from the toll gate), continue a further 500 meters on the N2 and turn to your left at the Monkeyland sign. Follow our signs for 2km on the tarred road.
Accommodation near Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling