Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay

3.9
#12 of 18 in Parks in Plettenberg Bay
Get close and personal with wolves at Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, a private animal touch farm and a rehabilitation center for lupine and canine species. Tour wolf enclosures and see timberwolves, black-backed jackals, and African wild dogs. You can play with a semi-tame wolf, wolf dogs, and huskies. In addition to canines, sanctuary also showcases pot-bellied pigs, ostriches, emus, ponies, donkeys, sheep, and pygmy goats. A tea garden on the farm serves light meals and refreshments. There are also designated picking spots, a children's playground, and a gift shop with a variety of wolf-themed souvenirs. Make Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary part of your personalized Plettenberg Bay itinerary using our Plettenberg Bay day trip website .
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  • No, wolves are not native to South Africa, but that hasn't stopped people from bringing them in and then abandoning them. Same with wolf dogs. Obviously, these guys should never be turned loose into t...  more »
  • Disappointed. Expected much more, especially because of the reviews. No guide provided. Roaming around aimlessly. No one to ask questions. No one available to even point us in any direction. Wolves ar...  more »
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  • I last visited this venue with my husband 8 years ago. Now I returned with my two young children. Day was very hot so the wild dogs and wolves hid in the shade in the thicket. But I have seen huge changes in the last few years. There is a large and wonderful farmyard set up with a huge array of animals now. Kids could feed the animals with food from the reception area. There are also guides who are available to take you on a very informative excursion. There is a simple novelty shop- pretty expensive and a simple outdoors decked restaurant. It serves very basic but cheap meals. Entry to the venue is very affordable. In the end I don't mind paying for the sake of maintaining the animals. A number of the animals have been rescued situations. Kids enjoyed the morning there .
  • Well worth the R100 entry fee. The wolves are absolutely beautiful. There is a petting zoo at the back. Entrance comes with a complimentary bag of animal feed to give to the various animals there. The place is well kept and staff are very friendly. There is a small kitchen so you can have a bite to eat while you drink a cool drink. Quite an experience.
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