Plettenberg Bay’s animal sanctuaries and animal rehabilitation centres are ‘must-do’s’ for visitors to the Garden Route.


Knysna Elephant Park

The Knysna Elephant Park (est. 1994) was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Today, it has become a world class facility, having cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become […]


Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre is located on the scenic Garden Route. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Garden Route is one of the world’s most bio-diverse hotspots, sustaining forty three percent of South Africa’s plant and animal life with over thirty terrestrial habitat types. Tenikwa is a non-profit, conservation-orientated organisation that rehabilitates wild […]


Ocean Blue Adventures

Close and personal awe-inspiring encounters with the fascinating majestic whales in the bay. Interaction and fun with our wonderful dolphin species while learning all about their phenomenal abilities and lifestyle. The opportunity to experience the many other wonders of the bay: pelagic birds, seals, sharks, history, geology and lots more. Sea Kayaking with a qualified […]



Your life will be changed at Jukani in the presence of 4 (Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jaguar) of the 5 Big cats of the world. You will be entertained whilst being educated by your guide, gaining a practical understanding of conservation and the plight of Apex predators. There are 15 species of wild animals -ranging from […]


Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgetable memory. And all this just a few minutes drive outside Plettenberg Bay, a small seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South […]


The Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and […]