Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre

Tenikwa’s wildlife rehabilitation program grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the founders started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooden shed behind their house.

Over the last 17 years of operation, the wildlife hospital has admitted approximately 200 – 300 animals each year. These animals arrive at Tenikwa through the nature authorities managing the area, the public and the community at large. The rehabilitation activities of Tenikwa are subject to strict permit conditions issued by several governmental regulatory bodies such as The Department of Environment and Cape Nature Conservation Services.  Releases are carried out in conjunction with nature authorities and other conservation bodies.

Animals under rehabilitation are kept away from the general public. Animals seen by guests on tour are not releasable and act as inspiration for their species in the wild.