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


Knysna Elephant Park

Extraordinary Elephant Encounters 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. […]


Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Tenikwa offers guests the opportunity for a close, safe encounter with the wild cats of South Africa (African Wild Cat, Serval, Caracal), Cheetahs Leopard, as well as Lions. 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]