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Cheetah Experience

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Address: 1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 72 905 3457
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Description: We are all about wild cats for big cat lovers. If you are looking for a...
We are all about wild cats for big cat lovers. If you are looking for a jaw dropping, hands on and heart warming experience, then Cheetah Experience is a must. Here we conserve endangered species, with a special focus on the conservation and breeding of the cheetah. Other species include lions, leopards, servals, caracals and wolves.Tour times are as follows:Tuesday - Sunday: 11am, 12pm,2pm, 3pmModay: ClosedWe do tours for children (under 12) on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am.
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Greatest ever encounter with animals

This was such an awesome experience. Thank you to the fantastic Scottish guide( sorry I can't remember her nmae). Thank you for the fantastic work. We will adopt!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Johan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was such an awesome experience. Thank you to the fantastic Scottish guide( sorry I can't remember her nmae). Thank you for the fantastic work. We will adopt!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Thanks for caring and looking after our Maker's wonderfull animals. Your doing a great job. It had been a wonderfull experience

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed our visit and interaction with these wild animals. I would highly recommend to anyone

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Maseru, Lesotho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was impressed that the cats and other animals seem to be treated with genuine care and respect. I have been to other conservation programs where the animals were not cared for near as good as this place. They are working to raise money to get a vet clinic onsite for their animals so I would recommend everyone I know... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It seems like they are doing some good work. There are many cages with many different animals but many of the cats were sleeping or hiding. We managed to pet the caracals, servals and one of the cheetahs. It was a bit hot but a good experience to do once. We wont do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I volunteered here for 2 weeks and it just wasn't long enough , I decided to volunteer at cheetah experience as it had always been an African dream of mine and after my younger brother passed away who was also an animal fanatic I thought you know what I'm going to do it for the both of us... My time... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went with a group of 12 people. We made reservations weeks in advance. The staff kept rushing us through the tour and took the cubs in before we could play with them. According to one staff member, the cubs are usually taken inside for the night around 5:00 PM but the day we were visiting, the cubs were taken... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I wanted to come to cheetah experience to experience what my daughter has come to help at for the past four years. The work that is done here for the love and conservation of these precious animals is incredible. The staff work incredibly hard and involve the volunteers in all manners of caring for the animals. As a visitor to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have just returned from my 6th trip to Cheetah Experience as a volunteer. My 7th and 8th tris already in the planning! Words cannot really do this place justice, you have to go there and experience the magic for yourself, and you won't be disappointed! The animals come first at this project which is so full of love. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Volunteering at Cheetah Experience was amazing. I volunteered for 2 weeks and loved the atmosphere. We provided care not only for Cheetah's but for other big (and small) cats such as lions, caracals, servals, along with any number of other stray animals that may turn up and need care. From feeding the animals to cleaning the enclosures - everything was... More 

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