Wildlife Experiences around Plettenberg Bay

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Every year, between July and December, humpback, southern right and killer whales skirt the shores of the Western Cape Province. They cruise past in giant grace or playfully spyhop, breach and lobtail just off the shore. These can be seen from some of the rooms at Safari Guesthouse, or on formal whale watching tours, which we can arrange.
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The Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

The Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Home to three of South Africa’s Big Five (lion, rhino and buffalo), this reserve is a must for visitors wanting to get a real taste of African safaris. Of course, there are hundreds of other animal species here too; including giraffe, hippo, baboon, blue wildebeest, bushpig, caracal, cheetah and crocodiles; and the best way to experience these animals is on a horse riding safari or a game drive.
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Knysna Elephant Park

Knysna Elephant Park

African elephants have inhabited the forests around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay for generations. With time, however, their numbers have dwindled dramatically, and now it is very rare to encounter a wild elephant. The Knysna Elephant Park is a sanctuary for orphaned elephants and those rescued from culls and circuses. Visitors are invited to feed and interact with these elegant giants as they learn more about them.
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Having won the World Responsible Tourism Award, Jukani is the proud home of a number of predators. These include lions (tawny and white), hyenas, Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers, leopards, jaguars, caracals, wild dogs and pumas, amongst others. The spacious enclosures allow visitors to get close without distressing the animals.
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Walk with wild cats at Tenikwa, where visitors are encouraged to learn about the animals, the threats that they face and the role that we can play in assisting them. Interacting with these magnificent predators is a memory that will last a lifetime and one that will make for excellent vacation photographs.
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Monkeyland

Monkeyland

See a variety of animals within their natural environment as you embark on a guided tour of the forests of Monkeyland. Some of the residents include ring-tailed lemurs, red-backed bearded sakis, black and white ruffed lemurs, howler monkeys, langurs and baboons. Environmental responsibility is top priority at Monkeyland, which means that visitors are not permitted to touch the animals.
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Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden

This award-winning sanctuary consists of the world’s largest dome that is stretched over local forest to home a plethora of bird species. Some have been rescued, others abandoned. Now, all live in their ideal habitat, while visitors stroll along wooden walkways and enjoy their up-close experience with these colourful feathered residents. At present, there are over 3 500 avian residents at Birds of Eden.
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Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits travellers that have a real appreciation for marine wildlife. Enjoy the majestic scale and undeniable beauty of the great white shark as you get lowered into the ocean in a sturdy cage, and watch as these predators approach curiously.
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