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Ellies, Wild Cats & Whales

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

An amazing discounted self-drive triple-ticket including 3 of the best wildlife encounters along The Garden Route. Boat-based marine encounter with Ocean Blue Adventures, experience African Elephants like never before at Knysna Elephant Park and get close to Africa’s Wild Cats at Tenikwa. Other discount vouchers and promotions cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
Experience 3 of the top Wildlife Encounters along The Garden Route.
Please note that this activities can be split over 3 days.
This package is self-drive.
Below follows a short description of each activity:
1. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre:
Join us on a 1 hour guided tour to learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and a tour of our wildlife centre at Plettenberg Bay. See African Wild Cats, Servals, Caracals, Cheetahs, Lions and our Leopard, as well as other wildlife such as meerkats, marabou storks and much, much more!
This is a unique opportunity to get close to some amazing creatures, and learn about their struggle to survive in the wild.
You will be taken into the habitats of the various cats, and where, for safety reasons, this is not possible, a walkway will give you opportunity to see and photograph the cats whilst your guide explains interesting information about the species and their role in promoting bio-diversity.
The program includes a visit to our Penguin Splash Pool where you have the opportunity to learn more about the marine conservation work that Tenikwa is involved with and a window into the Wildlife Rehabilitation work that we do.

2. Knysna Elephant Park:
Our daily ‘Be Touched by an Elephant’ Tours leave every half hour, every day, from our reception / visitor’s centre between 08h30 and 16h00. Following a short video, guests are transported to the field where you have the opportunity to interact, feed and walk amongst our herd of African elephants. You also have the opportunity to purchase an ‘elephant snack bucket’ to feed the elephants during your visit.
Responsible and educational interactions enable guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, on elephant terms. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and our environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviours. Guests are welcome to spend as much time as they wish with the elephants – transport returns to reception every half hour. Our herd of elephants play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Visitors leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals.

3. Ocean Blue Adventures:
In summer you have a great chance to see the rare Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline! You will also see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins… We will also take you to the Robberg Seal Colony where you will see around 5,000 seals in their natural environment.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, 365 days a year. Open on Christmas and New Year and all public holidays.
WhereStart and end : Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre Reception.
WeatherThe boat trip is weather dependent but the other 2 are not.
What to WearComfortable clothes and shoes suitable for short walks. For the cooler days bring something warm to wear.
Things to BringCamera , sun hat , sun screen , comfortable walking shoes.
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can wait on the comfortable cafeteria deck. Enjoy a variety of South African favourite light meals and delicious cakes at Chesters Coffee Shop whilst enjoying our bird viewing area and being entertained by the antics of our Marabou Storks.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsThe price includes all 3 activities
ExclusionsRefreshments are excluded but can be purchased at our cafeteria.


Child rates apply for kids under the age of 12 years.
Guests are allowed to take their own photographs , but no flash is allowed.
Although the Wild Cat Experience allows guests to be in close proximity to the cats, a No Touching Policy is enforced on this tour.

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