Our qualified guide will pick you up at your guesthouse or hotel in Knysna at 09h00 in our air conditioned minibus. We are heading eastwards along the beautiful coastline and through lush forests to an area called The Craigs. Here we visit three of the most interesting wildlife sanctuaries along the Garden Route.
We start at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary because the wild cats are more active in the mornings. On our guided tour we get to see (but not to touch!) domestic species such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, caracals and servals – but also cats from other parts of the world like tigers, jaguars and pumas. Apart from the cats we can also spot wild dogs, zebras and antelopes.
Afterwards to head to the Birds Of Eden Sanctuary, a unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest free flight aviary) that spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently it is home to over 3500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Here we take a self guided stroll to view (but not to touch!) the colourful avifauna. The sanctuary also has a very nice restaurant where we can settle down for a nice breaking lunch (lunch for own account).
Our last stop is at the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Monkeyland is the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. It’s mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primate cousins and the threats and challenges they are facing. We take a guided walk through the indigenous forests where we can meet (but not touch!) more than 700 individual primates such as lemurs, langurs, gibbons and monkeys. At around 17h00 our driver will drop you off again at your guesthouse or hotel in Knysna.
INCLUDED IN THE RATE: air conditioned minibus (VW Kombi or similar), qualified English speaking guide, passenger liability, entrance and conservation fees, one water bottle per person
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE: lunch and drinks
DEPARTS: daily on request on a private basis at 09h00 (minimum 2 pax)
2 – 3 Pax for 2500.00 ZAR per person
4 – 5 Pax for 2100.00 ZAR per person
6-7 Pax for 1800.00 ZAR per person