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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre


Tenikwa offers guests the opportunity for a close, safe encounter with the lesser cats of South Africa (African Wild Cat, Serval, Caracal), Cheetahs and Leopard, as well as Chacma baboons and penguins. Some of the more exclusive packages permit inter-action with the animals. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve/safari experience; an opportunity to study these beautiful animals at closer quarters. Guests can stroll around our Meerkat Meander to see Meerkats and Tortoises and enjoy our indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. We are open 365 days a year, including Christmas and New Year’s Day. Amenities include a Tea Garden, Wheel-chair Friendly, Liquor license.

ProgramsDurationTimeUnit1st Sept 2014
31 Aug 2015
The Wild Cat Experience
(under 6 years free of charge)
1 hourFrom 09h00 – 16h30
every 1/2 hour
Adult
6 – 12yr
R185
R95
The Sunrise Cheetah Walk2 hours07h30Per AdultR650
The Sunrise Combo3 hours07h30Per AdultR750
Photographic Tour2 hours07h30,11h00,14h00Per AdultR520
Photographic Combo4 hours07h30Per AdultR920
The Sunset Combo3 hours15h00Per AdultR750
The Sunset Cheetah Walk2 hours16h30Per AdultR650
The Sunrise Crazee Cat DayFull day07h30 – 16h30Per AdultR1800
The Sunset Crazee Cat DayFull day08h30 – 18h30Per AdultR1800
The Eco Kidz Family Challenge2 hoursDaily @ 10h00 and 14h00Adult
6 – 12 yr
R185
R95

The Wild Cat Experience
A one hour guided walking tour to visit the cats and other creatures at Tenikwa. Tours depart every ½ hour from 09h00 with the last tour departing 16h30. Wheelchair friendly and suitable for all ages. Prams cannot be taken into the enclosures. All weather program. Booking recommended but not essential. No bags, backpacks to be taken into the enclosures. No animal contact policy on this program.

The Sunrise Combo (Cheetah Walk + Wild Cat Experience)
Booking in at 07h15 with a cup of coffee. Walk with the Cheetahs starts at 07h30, where you will spend time with them in the natural fynbos while they enjoy their morning exercise. Thereafter enjoy a light snack and refreshment, followed by The Wild Cat Experience to meet the other cats and creatures at Tenikwa. Long Trousers and sturdy closed walking shoes required. Terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age. Program ends 11h00. Booking essential. Weather permitting. Animal contact permitted on Cheetah Walk.

The Sunrise Cheetah Walk
Walk with the Cheetahs from 07h30 – 09h00, where you will spend time with them in the natural fynbos while they enjoy their morning exercise. Thereafter relax with a refreshment and snack, walk along the Meerkat Meander and enjoy the antics of the Marabou Storks and Blue Cranes. Long Trousers and sturdy closed walking shoes are required. Terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age. Program ends 09h30. Specified refreshments included. Booking essential. Weather permitting. Animal contact permitted on Cheetah Walk.

The Sunset Combo (Cheetah Walk + Wild Cat Experience)
Booking in at 14h45. Join the 15h00 Wild Cat Experience to meet the cats and other creatures at Tenikwa. Walk with the Cheetahs starts about 16h30, where you will spend time with them in the natural fynbos while they enjoy their afternoon exercise. Walk ends at approximately 18h00. Thereafter enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks. Long Trousers and sturdy closed walking shoes required. Terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs. 1.5m Height requirement and minimum 16 years of age. Booking essential. Weather permitting. Animal contact permitted on Cheetah Walk.

The Sunset Cheetah Walk
Booking in at 16h15. Walk with the Cheetahs starts about 16h30, depending on weather, where you will spend time with them in the natural fynbos while they enjoy their afternoon exercise. Walk ends at approximately 18h00. Thereafter a complimentary glass of wine and snacks are served. Long Trousers and sturdy walking shoes required. Terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age. Program ends 18h30. Booking essential. Weather permitting. Animal contact permitted on Cheetah Walk.

The Photographic Tour
Booking in at 07h15. This program is designed specifically for the amateur or semi-professional photographer to obtain some stunning photos of wild cats or for the discerning guest who would like an exclusive tour. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age. No Animal contact policy on this program.

The Photographic Combo
Booking in at 07h15. This program combines the Sunrise Cheetah Walk followed by The Photographic Tour making a morning program. Long Trousers and sturdy walking shoes required. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age. Program ends 11h30. Booking essential. Animal contact permitted on the cheetah walk section of the program only.

The Crazee Cat Day – Sunrise or Sunset
This is a full day program: 07h30 to 16h30, or 08h30 to 18h00. During your program, you will tour the centre to visit the cats and other creatures at Tenikwa. you will be working alongside the Animal Keepers, have fun during some Animal Enrichment Sessions, assist with any rehabilitation admissions that come in and enjoy a Cheetah Grooming Session. Either start or end your day by walking alongside our cheetahs in the natural fynbos whilst they enjoy their daily exercise. Long Trousers and sturdy closed walking shoes are required. Booking essential. Breakfast, Lunch and specified refreshments included in the price of the program. Height requirement of 1.5m and minimum 16 years of age.

The Eco Kidz Family Challenge
An interactive family program geared towards the younger generation designed to keep the kids engaged as we explore various conservation challenges. During the fun-filled EcoKidz Program, you will meet some very amazing Eco-Catz who will challenge your family to learn more about their furry friends in the wild. At the end of the tour , pledge your commitment to becoming a Tenikwa EcoKid.

Tenikwa is open 365 days a year including Christmas and New Year′s Day. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, parking, wheelchair friendly, Mothers Corner and liquor license. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa′s NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Program, returning wildlife back to nature where they belong. PBO Ref No: 9300/29955.

Contact Details
Tel:+27 (0) 44 534 8170
Cel:+27 (0) 82 486 1515
Address:Manlen Estate
Forest Hall Road
The Crags
6602
Emailinfo@tenikwa.co.za
Websitewww.tenikwa.co.za
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