Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre | Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay Travel Blog› entry 22 of 26 › view all entries
October 27th, 2009 – by: herman_munster
Arriving Port Elizabeth before midnight, it was strong wind closed to hurricane. The wind was strong. The longest journey Iâ€™ve encountered from Durban to Port Elizabeth for 14 hours. And half of the journey through heavy downpour non-stop. The bus has couple of passengers and I was so annoyed by this inexperience Canadian traveler. He was mugged while he was partying in Banana Beach (3rd stop after Durban) and kept bringing the incident non-stop for the whole journey- Nonstop just like the nonstop pouring rain outside. I pitied for what has happened to him. Fishing a sympathy which I could understand.
A very brief 6 hours in Port Elizabeth, I boarded the bus to Plettenberg Bay in the morning. And the rain has washed out all the polluted air, it was sunny and warm day.
I wasnâ€™t fulfilled as I havenâ€™t seen lion in Pilanesberg Game drive earlier. The hostel has loads of activity for guest only needed was a very thick wallet. Safari game drive for 2 hours in the morning was what I had planned for. In the end I choose to go to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre as the time was crunching to catch bazbus to Knysna. The Awareness Centre 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.
During the one hour guided tours visitors guaranteed to see the charismatic Cheetah, ZweLakhe the Leopard and enjoy a cat and mouse game with South Africaâ€™s seldom seen Lesser indigenous cats, such as the African Wild Cat, Servals, Caracal and the rare Black-Footed Cat. I had a good time seing cheetah and beautiful indigenous cats up-close.
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