Garden Route Animal Sanctuaries

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

Destinations in Garden Route


Monkey around at Monkeyland

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Swing yourself into a tree thick primate sanctuary and explore un-caged monkeys and pre-monkey species that take your affection captive. A free walking foot safari of Monkeyland transports you into a land of ...

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. So ...

Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve

Where? Brenton on Sea
The Brenton blue butterfly, evident in late October until December, lives within one hectare of asteraceous coastal fynbos and its larvae depend entirely on the lower side of the leaves of Indigofera erecta ...

Drape a Snake around your Neck

Where? Oudtshoorn
Slither through the Snake Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Scale species surrender their secrets as you learn of their essential ecosystem engagements. Not on your usual guest list visit with Burmese Pythons, ...

See the Pallingat Eels

Where? Still Bay
Visit the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau housed in the Palinggat Homestead in Stilbaai where you will see the only tame eels in South Africa fed in the fountain adjacent to the Tourism Bureau. These freshwater ...

Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary

Where? Storms River
If you loved White Fang, you will adore this unique sanctuary. Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary is the only registered, non-profit centre in South Africa housing 80 beautiful wolves. The sanctuary was ...

Noah's Park Wolf Sanctuary

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Noah's Park & Wolf Sanctuary offers a fun-filled outing for the whole family at affordable prices. The diverse collection of wildlife and farmyard animals will fascinate both children and adults alike. ...

Jukani Wildlife Ranch & Care Centre

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the big cats such as lions, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal and serval cats and other wildlife species. Jukani Wildlife ...

Reptile Encounters

Where? Albertinia
If slithering snakes and all things cold blooded are your passion then you will thoroughly enjoy the Reptile encounters at the Garden Route Game Lodge. Chat to the in house Herpetologist (snake expert) and ...

Hold a Cub at Cango Wildlife Ranch

Where? Oudtshoorn
Cheetahland established in 1988 as a wild cat conservation camp is the oldest and biggest Cheetah contact centre in the world. This sanctuary to Africa's endangered cats is preserved in the Karoo's picturesque ...

Interact with Elephants

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Directly adjacent to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden sanctuaries in Plettenberg Bay, The Elephant Sanctuary hosts a unique and fully guided educational program that sets itself apart from anything else that ...

Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary is located in the Crags, 18km east of Plettenberg Bay. A one hour guided tour is available and this takes in an indigenous snake pit, a boomslang exhibit, a monitor lizard ...

Scenic Flight & Oudtshoorn Day Trip

Where? Oudtshoorn
This trip delivers a fascinating visit to the Cango Caves, Crocodile and Cheetah Park and Safari Ostrich Ranch. Depart by private air charter on a scenic 40 minute flight to Oudtshoorn. This flight takes you ...

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